I wanted to thank all of you who donated to my stove project. Through your generous donations we were able to buy enough material to construct 10 improved wood burning stoves. We are currently in the process of building and have constructed 6 stoves thus far. We started by building one at the community school so that the children's daily snack could be cooked at the school instead of being brought from a far away house. We are now in the process of constructing stoves for the homes of the leaders of the community. The leaders are community members who take a role in helping to better their community. They are not paid, and through there activism there community benefits. The need is great in my community, but through support from generous individuals such as yourselves and other institutions the community is continually improving itself for it's future generations.
As for me, I have 5 months left of my service. Time is really flying by and before I know it this experience will have come to an end. I thank all those who have supported me through letters, packages, emails, and comments on my pictures letting me know that you appreciate my efforts and that through my work I have inspired a spirit of service. When I read and hear these comments it reminds me of one of my favorite bible passages Matt 5:14-16. My God bless you and may you find your purpose through Him.
I invite you to check out the rest of my stove project pictures.