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Medical 1 of 3: Why Medical Camps?
Some people may wonder why we lead mobile medical and dental clinics into the mountains. After all, our work’s main focus is not to provide medical and dental care to the people who live in the high valleys. Nobody on our team has a medical or dental backgr...
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Medical 2 of 3: What is a Mobile Medical/Dental Clinic?
Putting the two words “medical” and “camp” together may sound very foreign to the American ear. I remember when we first started working internationally, and the organization we were partnering with was planning a “surgery camp.” Doesn’t that just sound lik...
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Medical 3 of 3: True Development
As we said in the first of this series, our number one goal is to see fellowships started and hearts changed. That is why we are here. We believe that when people follow God and their hearts are changed that is the greatest step that can be made in communit...
Medical 3 of 3: True Development
Medical 3 of 3: True Development
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When You Don't Know What to Do
Have you ever been at a crisis point? When you think you heard clearly from Him a course of action you were to take? When you confidently stepped out in pursuing the direction you felt He guided you toward? And then, nothing seemed to work the way it should...
When You Don't Know What to Do
When You Don't Know What to Do
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Are You Crazy?
It's been good for me to write about these things over the past few months, as they stir in me the longing to go back. After reading all these posts, you're probably asking the question, "Are you people certifiably nuts? Why on earth would you do that? And ...
Are You Crazy?
Are You Crazy?
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The Road Home
These are just some photos from the way down. When we reached the lower areas, we began to see beautiful trees, delicious rosehips, and seabuckthorn berries. They were definite sweet rewards for all that hard work! It took us two and a half more days from t...
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The Last Pass: Part 2
This was perhaps one of my most difficult days--almost too difficult for me to describe in words. The wind was bone chilling, the kids were exhausted, and they literally cried all the way up and down the pass. It was hours. It distressed everyone, but there...
The Last Pass: Part 2
The Last Pass: Part 2
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The Last Pass
When we began our descent from the more northern valleys, we were in pretty good shape. The walking had become easier, the complaining less. We were in for a very difficult walk. First we walked through a canyon like this, with markhor and blue sheep scramb...
The Last Pass
The Last Pass
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General Cuteness
We interrupt the chronology to share a few photos of just pure cuteness. Aunt Jemima? Mad at Sissy     Kids on horseback together Training in the first days: "Now what do you do when a yak comes on the trail?"
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Sometimes You Stumble
Some trails are easy to walk. Some are just downright annoying. Often we ran into trails made of tiny little rocks. You have to sort of experiment here and there to figure out what walking techniques best fit what trail. And sometimes you're just going to f...
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