Last month I had the incredible opportunity to go on a mission’s trek with my church, Grove Community Church. This trek was specifically geared for those who enjoy hiking and being outside while also having a passion to serve others and show the light God shines through all of us. On this adventure we spent long days backpacking through the himalayan mountains, visiting schools and orphanages, 9 hour long jeep rides that can only be described as a movie scene out of Indiana Jones, and having a once in a life time opportunity to connect with and reach the villagers that are far back in rough and difficult areas to access in these mountains. The first and second day of our trip consisted of lots of flying, 17 plus hours to get there to be exact. The plane was full of decent food, and the occasional crying child, unfortunately each one seemed to be sitting right in front of the team and I. On the connecting flight I got to speak with an Australian who was traveling in hopes to hike up to Everest base camp and if his body would let him a bit further than that. When coming in to land in Kathmandu, Nepal we had an absolutely stunning view of the himalayan mountain range and Mount Everest! Kathmandu is another world entirely. The buildings all look like legos when you are coming in to land, and the streets are filled with busy people, chickens, dogs (most of them strays), even a cow or two, and an atmosphere that can leave you overwhelmed but also is so intriguing and vibrant, filled with movement. On our second day there we also visited the “shops” and the stupa that seemed to be the heart of Kathmandu and brought about many tourists and locals.