April 20, 2008

Today, we begin our journey home.

The last few days have been eventful and fun. On Friday night, April 18, Ang Shering and Mohan from Asian Trekking hosted Lori, Amy, Puchhanga and I to a wonderful dinner at Kilroy’s restaurant in Thamel. What a great host Asian Trekking has been during our stay in Kathmandu. On Saturday, we went to church with Puchhanaga. We saw the house Mother and house Father from the orphanage as well as many of the children we had met. The service concluded with a Communion which was very special to us. Church services in Kathmandu are held on Saturday because of the 6-day work week in Nepal. Saturday is the day of rest. The children go to school 6 days a week and have no summer vacation. However, it all works out because they have so many holidays in Nepal.

Last night, Lori, Amy, Puchhanga and I enjoyed our last dinner in Kathmandu at our favorite restaurant-Fire and Ice. We were joined by Jason and Kristi Loper and their three children. Jason and Kristi are Missionaries from the Assembly of God church. They live in Kathmandu. Bud Allen had given Jason my contact information and, fortunately, we were able to meet them before we headed home.

We had breakfast this morning with Puchhanga and Mingma and said our farewells. The people in Nepal have treated us so well.

I wish everyone at Everest Base Camp health and success on the mountain. I am already looking forward to next year. I have been collecting my thoughts about this magical journey in 2008 and will post them after I return home.