About me

I guess there is a lot I can tell you about myself, but perhaps we can share about our lives over a cup of coffee sometime instead of you reading a bunch of random facts here on the web. But in case you live very far away and our paths may not cross anytime soon, I would like to share some introductory sentences with you.

My name is Alfred Ottosson. I currently live in Spokane WA although I am originally from Sweden. I grew up in Nepal where my parents served as missionaries for six years. Having moved back and forth between two vastly different countries separated vastly in culture and distance I think I from a very young age became a wanderer. Thinking back over my life I have always sought to challenge myself, to push harder and not giving easily. I found my passion for the outdoors where I was challenged and were I in many ways learned who I was. It was in the situations where I was deep into the woods at night, taking shelter from the storm in a snow cave and where my body was aching and begging me to stop walking where I learned about who I was. I loved to be in such a place because it was there where Jesus, my Lord and savior, was present. I thought to myself that I would not wish for anything else than to be with Him more and since it was in the wilderness He was the closest to me, it was there I wanted to remain. The wilderness is where I am being challenged. It is there where adventure lies waiting. It became my prayer to live an adventure.

So I started thinking about this adventure. Somewhere I understood that it was more than exploring the uncharted nature of the earth. It was a different kind of quest I was about to set out on. I am still on that quest. It is a pursuit of God and He draws me out into other sorts of wildernesses. God keeps on inviting me into new challenges and phases of life and asks me to make this journey with Him. Therefore, I will for days to come consider adventure as my best option in life. It is the path where I will be as close to Him as I possibly can.

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One thought on “About me

  1. Beautiful…I can relate in so many ways.
    Both Travis and I are grateful to have met you that day on the Crater Lake Rim…What a spectacular thing to share. I look forward to reading more about your wild adventures and incredible pursuits.

    With gratitude, Mimi

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