his first & most important purchase : trekking boots
So in case you aren’t up to date on the adventures of the M family, the huzband is currently en route to the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. He is traveling with a small group of men whose objective is to trek into the remote upper Dolpo region which is located on the border of Nepal and China. According to the Joshua Project,
“The Dolpo people are totally untouched with the Gospel. They still have no written language or Christian literature. There are no known Dolpo believers. In order for a church to be established within this people group, there must be a movement starting with the village leaders and working down from there.”
route planning and discussing
Today I got to talk to him twice while they are staying in Pokhara, Nepal. Tomorrow (which technically, he is about 15 hours ahead of Alaska time) they head out to a smaller town which is where they will begin trekking from. Once they begin, there will be no wi-fi, internet, phone calls, texts, nada. Thankfully, some friends of our here in Alaska loaned the huzband a GPS tracker that he can turn on and it sends me an email and text letting me know a) he is still alive and b) where he is at. It will be awesome to be able to follow along his journey!
goodbye my love
He left Alaska early Wednesday morning, stopping in Seattle, Tokyo and Bangkok before reaching Nepal. They stayed in Bangkok, Thailand about a day and a half before continuing on to Katmandu, Nepal. The following pictures and quotes are from the husband on his journey.
in transit : 3 flights, 19 hours and still not there
Mike using his awesome language skills to communicate in Asia