5.23.2006

from here to the other side of the world AKA what I really want for Christmas

Small update.

This coming December, I have the opportunity to travel to Nepal for two weeks, returning home Christmas Eve. This would be a great chance for me to complete two of my greatest desires: I have always wanted to serve on a foreign missions trip & I've always wanted to go to Nepal.

However, to go there are some daunting obstacles to overcome. The first and most obvious is money. The trip is not a free ride. In fact costs a big chunk of change (roughly $2500). Then there are all of the little things that would need to be taken care of prior to going: obtaining a passport, all of the medical shots, training and preparation. I would also need to get into better shape. The villages there are at high altitudes and the most common mode of transportation are chevrolegs. Well... I need to lose a few pounds anyways, right?

The need there is equally daunting. Most people don't realize that Nepal is one of the poorest countries on earth. Because of their sociological and religious history, most Nepali don't understand the concept of hygiene or sanitation. Nepal is also the only nation with Hindu as their official religion.

Please keep me in your prayers. I am excited for the opportunity to go somewhere as beautiful as Nepal for what could be an amazing experience. Pray that God opens up the doors and enables me to go.

I will be posting further info both here and on MySpace.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent! you have our prayer of support for that!

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  2. Wow! Spiffin! Why Nepal... I know some Nepali...GREAT food!

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  3. i was near nepal about two years ago. i went to siliguri and kalkuta. it's awesome. hoping to go back in the spring of '07 for about 12-14 days. let me know if you want to know anything about it.

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  4. Wow! That is amazing. I really hope you will be able to go, and that you have the time of your life when you're there! Steve and I will be praying for you. :-)

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