Sunday, October 18, 2009

One Month

The countdown is on! We have one month from today until we leave for India. Where does the time go? It flies...that is why I feel like I have been blogging but it has been a long time since I posted.
Anyway, one month! There are so many feelings that go with that but I think mostly it just feels surreal. Are we really moving to India in a month! I have to really set my head to it and think about and then it hits that we probably have a million things to do before then. I guess the big things are pretty much taken care of but there are all those little things that go along with leaving the country for 6 months. Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed.
It is really exciting though after so many years of talking about going overseas it is finally happening. It is hard to leave family and friends at the same time.

For anyone who reads this and doesn't know, we are on our way to India! This summer we started a small non-profit organization called ECTA. ECTA means unity in Nepali and we use it as an accronym, Empowering Communities to Transcend Adversity. Our first project is in the Northeastern part of West Bengal India. We are going there to serve and train villiage Health workers and start a small clinic and dispensary and eventually help to establish and Emergency respoonse system. This is a very rural area in the Himalayan foothills that don't have much government aid as far as health care etc.
Well, that is it in a nutshell. If you would like to know more about ECTA you can go to our website: ECTA International

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