The primary reason was to visit my adopted daughter, Nora Collins. Nora is a school teacher and she took a year off from teaching in the US to serve in an organization called United Mission to Nepal as a teacher to the children of medical missionaries who work at UMN’s Tansen Mission Hospital.
The second reason I went to Nepal was to assist in some small way around the hospital and school in Tansen. I don’t have a medical or educational background, but there are a lot of support services necessary in a mission such as this.
The third reason was a bit more typical, and possibly the one assumed by my readers… Trekking! What started as “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could trek somewhere during part of the trip?” turned into an amazing adventure.
I’ll have more to say about each of these aspects of the trip in later posts…