I’ll never forget this night - after a week of settling into probably the harshest conditions I’ve ever lived in, we told everyone we could in the Nepalese community of about 2000 we were living in that we were going to have a movie night at the end of the week.
This set up - oh man it was hilarious. We covered our bathroom and washing room with two white bedsheets as our projecting backdrop, I connected my laptop to our projector/speaker and the only electrical power source we had, and somehow it managed to all work. We started the film on time... but only about 5 people showed up. But as the night went on suddenly more and more people saw this light and came over, seeing that a movie was somehow being played and powered in this remote mountain village in Nepal. Soon well over a hundred people gathered and sat alongside us.
About three quarters of the way through it starts raining. You know what we do? We send some runners to grab umbrellas and cover all power sources we could! Hahaha - okay so now suddenly there’s this small canopy of umbrellas, and I’m sitting under one right behind the projector to protect the movie with our guide next to me. One hand has an umbrella, one with my laptop & camera, and I’m just laughing at how crazy this whole thing is. The night would be completed later and we said our farewells but I knew that night would stick in my head as an example of how much I loved being out there on Outreach.
Seriously, take a step out of that comfort zone, who knows, you could end up running a movie in a remote Nepali village! 😉
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