Meet the Vision Trip team!

As promised, here’s a quick introduction to our versatile team that are here for a variety of reasons, yet united under a common purpose of serving our God! These ‘reasons for being here’ come straight from each team members – some true, some humorous but a good reflection of our diverse yet complementing backgrounds.


Back row: Tracey, Judy, Leanne, Andy, Helen, Bill, Charlie, Liz
Front row: Sue, Caitlin, Kirsty

Andy, 51, is our fearless leader, and worked here for INF in Nepal with his lovely wife Judy in the 1990s. Andy’s Nepali is amazing and has gotten us by in a lot of circumstances. He’s here to share his love of this country with us. (UK)

Judy, 50, is the woman behind the man, graciously preparing much of this Vision Trip for us, with her outstanding knowledge of this country, and the best that it has to offer. She says she’s here to walk 3 paces behind her husband, but I really think it’s to keep him in line ๐Ÿ˜‰ (UK)

Charlie, 51, is the standout joker of this trip – using his charm and humor to bargain down even the smallest of prices. Charlie is here because he had a dream about Nepal 2 years ago, and he’s now ready to see now that dream may be fulfilled (true story!) (UK)

Helen, 49, wife to Charlie and the clear beauty in the relationship (!) is the constant encourager on our trip. I don’t think there’s a moment when she’s not complementing or encouraging one of us! Helen is here to learn to make mo-mos and she also didn’t want to stay home alone ๐Ÿ˜‰ She’s also exploring future options here with Charlie. (UK)

Sue, 66, provides constant smiles in our trip, whether it be crossing busy roads or climbing mountains, there is always a smile on her face! Sue has been praying for Nepal since she was in youth group and feels blessed to finally see the people and places she’s had a heart for, for so long! (AUS)

Tracey, 32, is our resident photographer, (or at least photographic director) coming up with different angles and perspectives for crafty shots (taken by Charlie with his SLR!) Tracey says that she’s here because in a mad rush at Heathrow to get an easy jet flight to Glasgow, she found herself on a plane to Nepal! ๐Ÿ˜‰ In other words, she’s also exploring options! (UK)

Bill , 55, always asks the hard questions, whether in INF meetings or on the road, he always leaves us with something to ponder or consider. Bill says he’s here because of a mid-life crisis. (Not a bad way to suffer one if you ask me!) (UK)

Liz , 75, is the dynamo of our group! Don’t let her age fool you, Liz is climbing mountains at 4am in the morning and always keen to share her fascinating travel stories with us. Liz has been supporting her goddaughter and family who have been working here with INF for the past 10 years, so she’s here to see the work she’s been supporting and the people she’s been praying for! (UK)

Leanne, 51, is our shopping queen, buying gifts for just about every person she knows. I think she’s even bought presents for friends of friends, which shows how thoughtful she is ๐Ÿ™‚ She also happens to be my Mum, so shame I’m not waiting at home for my gifts! Leanne is here because her school where she teaches began supporting INF this year, and she’s here to see what it’s all about! (AUS)

Kirsty, 24, is the Miss easy-going of our trip – willing to do anything, try anything and simply, embrace Nepali life. She also loves a good jump shot in front of the mountains. More of those posts later! Kirsty is here because she’s interested in using her skills as a Physio in the developing world, really she’s just checking out the scene ๐Ÿ˜‰ (AUS)

Caitlin, 20, is yours truly! Blogger extraordinaire and baby of the group, I’m just enjoying taking it all in and embracing everything possible – the sights, the sounds, the food, the clothes and I’m determined to spend the next week learning some language! I’m here (as explained in my first post) because I’ve been interning with INF this year, and I’m keen to see how God could use my husband-to-be and I in this beautiful country in the future. (AUS)

One Comment

  1. Kirsty

    Sitting in Gaia Resaurant on our last night in Kathmandu, reminiscing the first two weeks and relaxing after our last one (trek and conference memories being exchanged). Just read this post aloud at the table and all had some good belly laughs! Hope you’re settling in well back home ๐Ÿ™‚

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