The morning came quickly and I tried to take in all of the view that I could. It was a bit foggy, but I was waking up on a mountain in the middle of the Himalayan Mountains!!!
Wade and I opted to jump into the river and clean up. Yes it was as cold as you would expect, but oh so refreshing!
Two local tractors loaded up the remaining packages and started up the mountain to the village. We drove up ahead and were greeted by some beautiful people. The tractors were unloaded and the food distributed by the local leadership.
The supplies were unloaded and then distributed.
One thing that you will not notice, but I want to point out is the rice bag. This is the best quality of rice that you can buy in Nepal and Sangam says that this gesture sends an even more powerful message that we love them. The government has been providing the cheapest kind of rice and even though they are grateful, it really is not good to them. When they see the rice bag, they get a big smile and make a comment to Sangam about how appreciative they are. These are the little insights that you only discover when working through local leaders.
Sangam gave us a personal tour of the entire area and we explored some of the most beautiful views and met some great people.
We headed down and our driver was very excited to get back to paved roads. But this is their festival time and that means the locals build some great engineering feats. Against my better judgment we stopped that car and jumped on for a few minutes of craziness.
There are no nails or rope used in the construction of this machine. The entire thing is made from wood carved out of local trees. And when you get the weight of several larger Americans swinging around, the structural integrity was tested! We were flying around that thing and I thought for sure we might op off and go rolling down the hill. Thankfully it held.
Once we arrived back to the main road, Sangam stayed to take care of personal business, Wade & I took a 3.5 hour bus ride to Pokhara and Sam stayed with the driver back to Kathmandu.
It was so amazing to experience the work of God in a part of the world that most people do not even realize is in existence. We are so grateful for all of you and the impact you are making in their lives. I have another story of two to post. Thank you all!