On Saturday October 4, I was privileged to have an opportunity to give a sermon at Orangevale Seventh Day Adventist Church. My topic was “Life Lessons from Mt. Everest.” This past April I was there when the avalanche occurred. Sixteen Sherpa were killed and in that aftermath my goal to summit became insignificant as you will see. I didn’t grow up thinking one day I would summit Everest. But I grew up with a desire to climb mountains, I just didn’t know it back then. So…this is not a story of me climbing Mt. Everest, but rather a story of a journey we are all on. Mine just happens to lead to Everest.