Leaving a community doesn’t get easier the more often you do it… … More “We will remember you…when we use our toilets”
A 4 year-long wait is finally over for this small, 250-person community… … More Open the Faucets!
Leave it to me to get into a mess like this… … More A Day in the Life…
Construction is going really well in San Antonio! I really love being back with this particular community – they feel more like family to me then any other place I have worked. I first arrived in San Antonio in July ’08. I instantly loved the remote community. It was a homestead at the very early … More Like Father, Like Son
I bet if I looked back at all my blog posts, a high percentage would start out with some variation of “sorry it has taken me so long to write…” 🙂 I did not intend to be Stateside so long after the holidays, but our project to Haiti, originally slated for January, was postponed to … More I should be in Haiti right now, but I’m in chilly NJ!
I am so excited to announce that WE REACHED OUR FUNDING GOAL for the “Gift a Goat & More” campaign! Thank you all for supporting and sharing the fundraiser with your friends and family! As I am preparing for my 2016 projects, I realized that I almost forgot to highlight what we have accomplished together in … More 2015 Review
February 7th 2009, I boarded a plane for Guatemala and a two-month project that changed the direction of my career from that point forward. I had found my place as an engineer. My first blog – yippeekiyay – documented those months and my first water/sanitation project abroad in San Antonio. I had returned, briefly, to … More Then and Now
The Preschool Project: I wasn’t involved with the earlier stages of the preschool development story so I am sharing the history of the preschool from info gathered via Kathy, Jim, Bruce and Michelle. I decided to devote an entire post to the story because I did get to be present for the ceremony and see … More Sassy Coffee, Part 2
Jen and I travelled to a community called “Coyolate” to meet with my church (Coastal Christian) Missions team. Coastal Christian partnered with an organization called Mission Impact, working specifically with Gerber and Michelle Perez (who are missionaries supported by my church). Gerber and Michelle have a program called “Healthy Communities.” Healthy Communities partners with local leaders, … More Sassy Coffee, Part 1
Before I get a bunch of comments about how the saying really goes (especially from all of you who know how I usually butcher sayings), let me explain. During the process of building the water filters and the fuel-efficient stoves, we needed to clean and oil the forms every morning. It was an extremely important … More We’re cooking with oil now!