We are enjoying our time in Nepal. We have seen some truly incredible places, including several temples and Buddhist monasteries. We are also figuring out how to best volunteer. Complications with communication across remote areas and the weather have limited our ability to work with Medic Mobile. We talk with Jay and Aileen, good friends as well as our connection to Medic Mobile, about once a day. Apparently some of the health posts we were going to hike to carrying supplies have been reached already or are inaccessible. Albeit this information was frustrating, there are many other ways for us to plug in. Thus, we are looking for other places where we are most needed. Last week, we volunteered with Portal Shelters for a few days. The organization’s original purpose was to produce bicycles that generate electricity; however, since the earthquake they have focused on building temporary shelters for displaced families. We helped carry metal poles around, welded, and did just about anything they needed. This coming week we may continue to work with them but we are also looking at other needs. Today we found a good local source of solar chargers for Medic Mobile. Although they currently have a number of chargers, most of them were imported. The organization was looking for a reliable local source that could be accessed immediately. As we move forward, Dawson and I continue to look where we are most needed and are excited about some of the possibilities.