All the traveling has been a awesome. On the Camino we met people from all over the world speaking all different languages. In Madagascar, I met some of the smartest and passionate people on the research team making ground breaking discoveries on Madagascars biodiversity, wildlife, and impact these two have on Malagasy people. We’re now in Kathmandu and have two more countries to go.
This is all great, right? Well, what I didn’t expect are the challenges and frustrations that come along with any big adventure. It’s no fun, organized game of Guts where I get a glowing piece of the Aggro Crag at the end of it. There is no trophy and their are no rules. Things are constantly changing and everywhere we go we are having to make adjustments to our team, our proposals, and ourselves. I was really disappointed when we lost 2 team members for personal reasons and almost lost another here in Nepal. And upset when the team showed up on the Camino with little planned, or to Kathmandu with nothing planned. But God has showed me time and time again that things work out when we stop holding onto what we know and start receive what he freely gives.
No one is smart enough to predict the future, and no one has the power to control circumstances. And no matter how much I try to do what I think makes the most sense, God is going to do what he wants. We can only choose to be a part of that plan or to disregard it.
Now, instead of trying to solve our problems, I’m going just let God give us the answer. Isn’t that a little easier?
I think so.
KJ Team Update:
Our team has been in full suit now for 2 weeks in Nepal. Things are coming together well. Sunoh and I just started storyboarding for a documentary short we are to film and edit next week. Hugh, has been leading our spiritual initiatives in the evening from preaching on God’s calling to building strong one on one relationships with Nepalese men. And Zeb has spoken on leadership and organized our weekly initiatives.
In a few weeks we leave for Hyderabad, India to join and church planting ministry called ICM with Pastor James. And this week we booked our tickets to Seoul with a day layover in Malaysia.
A few places and things you can expect to see in Madagascar:
In Ankarina at Tsingy (means baby steps) | The City of Mahajanga | Sand Canyons of Ankarafantsika
In Ankarafantsika the Sand Canyons Why does every flower look like this?! A few environmentalist my age. Just want to work!
Sharp Sandstone of Tsingy Rouge. Only place in the
world to see this kind of stone.