We are back in Kathmandu, after 3 days of riding 77 miles of sweet mountain biking trails, lots of traveling on rough roads in multiple vehicles, and leaving our hearts in Kagbeni.
We donated our time, as well as $6,000 worth of bikes and equipment, to help a trusted and known Nepali start a bike business that will financially support 3 daycares that will help impoverished families.
We also were privileged to train and encourage Nepali pastors and leaders from the region to lovingly care for their villages, neighbors, and one another in the strength and grace of Jesus Christ.
Above is a pic of me, Gill, Rex, and Lance starting south on the journey back from the remote village of Kagbeni through Jomsom, Lete, Tatopani, and finishing the mountain bike exploration at Beni. We added an awesome (and hilarious) 29 year old Irishman by the name of Rory to our team (far left in the picture below) in Jomsom.
The rest of the team (Ken, Deidre, and Ryan) took a helicopter to Pokhara, where we rejoined them. Ryan took the picture below from their vehicle shortly after we left Kagbeni. You can see Nilgiri (blue mountain) in the distance.
Grace to you!!