Friday, January 11, 2008
A Sad Day in Nepal
While the capital city of Nepal remains busy as usual, there is a much more sombre feeling in the air. Sir Edmond Hillary (New Zealand) died today. Hillary, while known more for his ascent of Sargamatha (Mt. Everest) in the western world, made a remarkable impact in this central Asian country. He built 17 schools, several hospitals and a couple of airstrips to allow the Nepali people the opportunity to grow both economically and socially. He is a hero in this country, and his death brings sadness to its people - you can feel it today!