We often post pictures of smiling kids and members of our community in Oda to illustrate the beauty of the people and the place where we work. In spite of this beauty, there is no getting around the reality that Oda is an incredibly challenging place to live. This hit home for when we learned yesterday that Darna Singh, who was a student in Oda passed away. Darna, a fifth grader, was helping his parents pull fire wood from a rushing river, when he slipped and fell in. Despite the best efforts of his friends to save him, the river was too high and he did not make it. It is incredibly difficult to process news like this from the US, but is a reminder of the hardships people in Kalikot face every day. Our team in Oda is doing their best to support Darna’s family through this devastating time.