Where to begin?
My head is spinning over all that’s happened in the course of just a few days. It’s the sort of week where each day feels more like an entire month. I arrived back in Tansen several hours ago, following an overland & helicopter mission to Gorkha, a remote district northwest of Kathmandu that was heavily affected by Saturday’s earthquake.
Apologies that I haven’t been able yet to respond to the wonderfully encouraging messages you’ve all sent over the past 72 hours, but I definitely want to thank each of you for your concern, prayers and offers of support on behalf of this strong but suffering country and her amazingly resilient people.
A HUGE thanks also to my colleague Josh Riggsbee for his frequent Facebook updates during our rare moments of cell-phone access, and for his partnership on the journey of the past few days. You can find a more detailed, minute-by-minute report by checking out Josh & Sarah’s blog, Momos and Mountains.
Just a quick FYI… I’ll be structuring my next few posts this way:
- Key events of the past few days, as they have unfolded in my experience
- An assessment of the current situation in rural Gorkha, and
- Practical ways that you can get involved and help