Counting Down the Days Til Bangladesh

Posted By on Jan 15, 2013 in FH Blogger Trips | 15 comments


In 8 short days, the #fhbloggers will meet in Los Angeles to begin our LONG trip across the world to Bangladesh where we will spend a handful of days visiting Food for the Hungry’s staff and work there.

{We had a Skype call with the team yesterday and covered all the details. You know…to dos and not to dos, packing essentials, travel tips, making fun of Daniel C. White, etc.}

Skype Call with FHBloggers

I am excited. I am nervous. And I am a little overwhelmed.

Before I pulled together this trip, I didn’t know much about Bangladesh. I knew I had seen “Made in Bangladesh” on some of my clothing labels, but truth be known I wasn’t even really sure where Bangladesh was. {For those of you like me, who aren’t quite sure  where Bangladesh is, Google Maps is here to help. See there it is..tucked in between India and Burma!}

Bangladesh Map

Here is what else I’ve learned.

Bangladesh is a tough place to live. Climate change has made the country a flood zone. But it has also made the Bangladeshi people quite resilient.

Bangladesh is c-rowded. Imagine a country about the size of the state of Wisconsin that houses a population about half the size of the entire United States. C-rowded.

And Bangladesh is going to be quite a culture shock for all of us comfortable Americans.

In Bangladesh, people eat differently. With their hand, their right hand. {I guess your left hand is reserved for something else entirely?}

In Bangladesh, people dress differently. I can’t wait to sport my very own Salwar Kameezes.

Salwar Kameez

In Bangladesh, people express themselves differently. Supposedly they take “personal space” to a whole new level.

And In Bangladesh, people do religion differently. Can you imagine living someplace where only .3% of the population were Christians? Yeah, me neither.

So all this to say, I’m pretty sure we are all about to have our world views rocked.

Would you please pray for me and the other #fhbloggers traveling to this whole new world?

Would you consider following our trip? We’ll be aggregating all the posts at http://www.fhbloggers.org or you can follow along on twitter by keeping up with the #fhbloggers hashtag.

And pretty please, would you consider sponsoring a child in Bangladesh? 

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  • Sarah Markley

    will be praying for you guys!! hope you have an amazing and a safe time, friend!

    • lindseyrnobles

      Thanks Sarah.

  • jennicatron

    Excited for you! And praying too!

    • lindseyrnobles

      Thanks Jenni.

  • Bianca

    Have a blast! Love you.

    • lindseyrnobles

      Love you.

  • Alia_Joy

    I’m so excited to follow along with you and Logan and to get to read about the other fhbloggers. My parents lived in India and Nepal and I lived there as a girl. Love all the beautiful pictures. You’re in for quite a shock but hopefully a really good one. And yes, don’t offer your left hand….

    • lindseyrnobles

      I’m going to have to tape my left hand down :)

  • http://thomasmarkzuniga.com/ TMZ

    Can’t wait to hear the stories that come from this trip. Prayers for phenomenal impact being the hands and feet of God!

    • lindseyrnobles

      Me too! Thank you.

  • http://www.leighkramer.com/ HopefulLeigh

    Praying for you guys!

    • lindseyrnobles

      Thanks Leigh.

  • DanielCWhite

    Honestly I think being picked on is endearing Lindsey. Therefore I receive it well :-)

    No really though…I can’t wait for this trip with ya my friend! It’s going to be a special one I believe! Good and passionate people always equal inspiration and good times!

    Let’s do this!

  • Margaret Feinberg

    Praying for you as you head out on this amazing Adventure Lindsay!

  • Shoma Yadav

    Dear Lyndsey, this is amazing! I am an American Bangladeshi and would very much like to volunteer in any future missions to Bangladesh. I was born in Chittagong Bangladesh and it is my beloved home. I had moved to NJ with my mother and sister at the age of ten and have been here ever since. I would very much like to be a part of missions to BD because I want to give back some of the love that I had received from the people of that country as a little girl. Thank you. Sincerely Shoma Yadav.