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!
…if you can manage to sleep in the bed of a pick-up truck driving down a [mostly] dried up riverbed. I had a really long traveling day yesterday as I made my way from Haiti to Helene & Peter’s apartment in Princeton Meadows. I happily ate some of the brownies Helene baked me for my … More Sleeping takes talent…
Hard work and long nights paid off! We presented to a group tonight that consisted of Grace staff, village leaders and a representative from the Mayor’s office. After we presented the master plan, the Mayor’s representative stood up and commended us for putting together a residential site where Haitians would be comfortable. He said that … More One down, one to go!
I am leaving Kampala today. I finished my final lab tests with the doctor and have been given a new series of antibiotics to take care of some uninvited guests living in my tummy (gross!). I will be getting on a bus for Iganga in about twenty minutes to visit the site and check on … More Leaving Kampala!
I just had a chance to see all of the comments posted – thanks so much! They made me laugh, smile and feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Enjoy the photos : ) Complete well and hand pump in Kaloko village (first project in the district of Bukedea) Picking what I thought was … More Free wifi means you all get photos!
Message from Cait: “We might have set a Hydromissions record – 33′ in one day! It is at least a record for me & for Cyrus. We have far to go but at least we’re off to a great start!” Update: “David (American Trainee) left yesterday to head back to the states. Washington (Ugandan Trainee) … More Progress…or lack thereof
I am waiting at my gate in the Newark Airport. My drilling equipment made it through TSA and none of my carry-on items were removed so the first two wee worrisome steps are over. Next challenge will be getting my equipment through customs in Uganda- sometimes customs gives me a hard time so I don’t … More Only love remains
I am taking my new portable solar charger to test while I am down in SC this weekend… but it didn’t hit me until packing today how suspicious this unit looks- a red led light on the front and if you unzip it, you are met with wires and a battery pack! Haha. I made … More Solar Chargers & South Carolina
Tajikistan was my first project with Hydromissions. I was a Trainee with responsibility to run the operation in country with Steve and Jen close by as my mentors/instructors. Steve & Jen reminded me in the beginning of the trip that every project is different and they specifically prayed that the challenges I would face would … More Drilling in Tajikistan