Closing off my three months in Panama is sad, but I am looking forward to going home to see my family … More Last Week in Panama
We went to Isla Tigre, where most of Simon’s family lives. Tigers? No, but we did spot a little orange kitten … More Tiger Island
We drilled two wells, checked a half dozen others, took water samples, repaired water tanks, repaired a pump and some holes in the water line in the mangroves. … More In Rain or Shine
I’m home from Haiti. In short, the borehole well is still a work-in-progress. We partnered with an organization, Water4Haiti, that has an LS200 rotary drill, however the drill needed a part repaired Stateside. One of our teammates, Edward, took the part for repair in Texas (his home State) while the rest of us also returned … More Home for the Holidays
Today was my last day at Strive Physical Therapy. 11 weeks flew by so quickly! The staff is awesome and I am going to miss seeing them every week. I am excited to get back out in the field, but I wish I could take these new friends with me. I know I couldn’t have … More Graduation Day!
That’s how I feel when I am speaking in front of more than four people. Here is a video file of me sharing at last week’s Missions night at church. I only had a couple days notice so I was extra nervous (although I’ve never actually given a speech when I wasn’t nervous even when … More My tongue is too big for my mouth
We are home from Panama! Pictured above are Eric, Pat, Me, Brittany & Jessica after we landed in Newark (Jimmie & Don landed in different airports) The project was challenging, but we learned a lot and I really enjoyed working with the students. I plan to share more photos soon, but I am leaving for … More T-Minus 30 Hours
We anticipated reaching water by (at most) 15′ based on existing information, but this is the driest this region has been (at least during the two years that our hosts have lived here) so we keep digging dry shale from the ground. We left the borehole at a depth of 31′ when we broke for … More 31′ and counting…
I slacked a bit when I first got home from Costa Rica so I didn’t actually finished my laundry from that trip until yesterday – just in time to pack for Panama! I am heading to Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro (see the red pinned location on the map above) to scout, test and drill … More Off to Panama!
Since 2008, I have been passionate about serving in undeveloped villages full-time, but jumping in right after my first trip to Guatemala would have been premature. I have always loved helping people and have been involved with community service in the States, but it was in Guatemala that I became aware of the many people … More Already started packing!