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Dec
07

2014

Worth the Cost




The trek started easy enough through the beautifully terraced rice fields at the base of the mountain ahead of us. As we continued on, the raw beauty of this place captivated us all. Waterfalls, rugged mountain peaks, sheer cliffs and the tips of snow-capped mountains in the distance were majestic. We were planning to reach Lapu, a remote village, by lunchtime. However, after two of our team members became too ill to continue and the climb became more treacherous, we missed our lunchtime arrival. We sent the sick members back with a guide, and decided to press on.

We reached Lapu several hours after lunch. The villagers greeted us with open arms and warm hearts. It seemed the entire village turned out to welcome us to Lapu. We were off the beaten path and Lapu was not accustomed to receiving many trekkers, which meant we were quite the spectacle in this ancient village. They had heard of our coming and in traditional Nepali custom had prepared a meal to welcome us with.

While they finished preparing the meal, we had the opportunity to speak with the adults and play with the children. And there were many, many children. I watched children play, experiencing bubbles for possibly the first time. I watched true joy, intrigue and uncontrollable laughter as the children (and some adults) chased floating bubbles of soap only to have them “pop” when caught. It was amazing to see the simplicity of their joy! These people have next to nothing, yet their joy in contagious.

After our time with in the village, we headed back from where we came. We knew it was going to get dark sooner than we wanted, so we needed to move quickly. We arrived back at the guesthouse in the dark with cuts, bruises, scrapes, sore knees and screaming legs. But we arrived. As we gathered ourselves for debrief, checked up on our ill team members, ordered food for dinner and simply tried to walk on legs that had no steps left in them, we recounted our time in Lapu. We recounted the smiles. We recounted the laughter. We recounted the joy. We recounted the encounter we shared in Lapu, the opportunity to share life with these beautiful people, if only for one day. Although tired, bruised, sore and unable to walk, we all agreed that our trip to Lapu was worth the cost. It is always worth the cost.

Nov
17

2014

Tears on the Trail


To find someone that is willing to listen to your hearts cry is often a rare moment in life. To find someone or a group that sympathizes and desires to help make that heart cry a reality is another. The later was an unforgettable experience that impacted my life and resulted in my tears on the trail. This experience came from an intimate time with a local villager as she poured out her hearts cry for her family, village, valley and people group. It was a deep cry of desperation, love and fear of future suffering.

I sat with a group of professionals and listened to the heartache and agony as this young girl pleaded for us to remember the plight of the people that surrounded her. The cry for my group was to join our efforts for the people and villages we had encountered on our journey through the valley. “My family is bound in fear,” she stated, as she explained the reality she saw in her village. Death is a daily occurrence in these villages, mostly from easily preventable things such as diarrhea. Many are uneducated and will not seek medical help if it will interfere with the management of their crops.

Twenty minutes of deep crying and a hearts agony were expressed. I identified with the call, the pleading, the desperation; only I was leaving the valley, and she would be left alone with no one to listen to her hearts cry. My heart and emotions were overwhelmed. The thoughts of being remote, days away from any form of medical care or training were heavy. I was challenged as I took an honest view into my own convictions regarding the plight and urgency I felt in my heart for the people that surrounded me. The tears came as an overwhelming awareness of my pitiful state to see beyond myself even when exposed to the suffering of those in front of me. It was a challenge to take action. It was a challenge to go beyond myself and step up to the level of conviction of this young villager.

This young girl is one of our RANCH graduates, and she desires to be a public health worker, the first in her valley. She wants to use this training to better the lives of her people. She recognizes what seems to be an incredibly daunting task before her, but she is determined to make a difference. It is people like her who make what we do so rewarding. Join us in helping her, and many children just like her, realize their dreams of bringing hope back to their villages.

Nov
03

2014

One Simple Act

Our first Explore team of the fall season was a group of women from the US who traveled to a remote village where many of the women are survivors of severe victimization, mostly trafficking. The area they visited was recently in the news due to a massive landslide and flood which claimed dozens (possibly hundreds) of lives. In this same village there are around 100 students in Kindergarten, but only 18 in the 8th grade due to issues like human trafficking and forced child marriages.

During the team’s time in the village they washed the feet and painted the nails of some of the survivors. This may seem like such a simple act for many of us, but to these women it meant more than most are able to comprehend. In this culture, touching another person’s feet is unholy. They believe that touching the feet of another person is a sin. The teams act of servitude showed these women that regardless of their past, they are loved and have value. As the team sat at the feet of these women talking and sharing stories, any barrier of culture, status or background was broken. What an incredible opportunity to carry hope to these women!

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