For me, this Medical Mission is about connecting with people. To that end, it already been successful. I am humbled by my good fortune to work with colleagues of whose expertise I am in awe. They are compassionate and sensitive to the variable issues facing our patients. While providing care to our Colombian community of patients, I have been in awe of them as well. Their love of life in the face of adversity and challenges certainly gives me pause to consider how I face my own personal challenges; I am learning so much from them about how to do this with grace and humor. They have been so kind, welcoming, and patient with my attempts at speaking Spanish. This week is a gift in so many ways.