Washington has been on our team since 2012! … More Meet Washington!
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
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
Hello Everyone! I am finally back online (in Guatemala!). Thanks to Melissa for posting the previous two updates from my satellite messenger messages (which is usually truncated messages and can be a bit of a pain to put together). I know it is not much fun reading a post without photos so now that I … More Photos from El Salvador! (a catchy title, right?)
We crossed the border into Guatemala successfully! We were sort of prepared for some minor hassling that you would expect at a border crossing, but ours was smooth. We walked over from El Salvador to Guatemala which really just means we took a truck to the El Salvador Frontier, got the stamps we needed … More Back to where it all began!
…but Parrots instead! Panama – where the seasons are “wet” and “wetter.” 😉 My first couple weeks here have been busy, sometimes hectic, most always muddy and GREAT! When I arrived, there was a team here at the Wood’s house from Washington State. They were having medical/dental clinics, building rain-catchment systems and drilling wells (with … More It doesn’t rain “cats and dogs” here…
Hello Everyone! I have been home for a week now and it has been great. I am clean, rested, stuffed with yummy food and already packing for the next trip! I leave early tomorrow morning for the second phase of the Haiti Goat project. We will be providing more goats to the students in Marbial … More Walk the project with me!
I am home! I have many photos and videos from my 7-week project in the mountains of El Salvador, so I am sharing a small sample so you can see the finished project and a couple cute videos that show the results of my hygiene and english classes in La Cumbre.
We came down to Tacuba today for additional material to finish the tank roof and final piping. It has not been an easy few days, but our team is pressing on 🙂 Yesterday, we placed the lower tank liner after spending a lot of time making sure the lower tank was ready. After filling it … More Press On
The project is going well, but progress has been slow this week. I am back in the little shop in Tacuba for an hour of wonderful internet time (36 minutes to go!). We came down early this morning to get some more material for the project. I can´t really describe how hard it is to … More Goldfish Crackers are the BEST!