Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Installing Stoves

Day 3 of our trip began with stove installation training at the Mayan Families office.  Who would've known that a relatively simple construction could provide such a great benefit?!  Smoke from open fires causes glaucoma and lung issues.  In addition, many children can be burned from accidents near the fires.  After training, we broke into 4 groups and set out to build as many stoves as we could.  At the end of the day, we installed 16 stoves! The families that received stoves were so grateful and appreciative.  Our team members were overjoyed and grateful to be able to fill such a great need.  We also found that we built a lot more than stoves this day; we built relationships.


  1. Hi Lanie and Georgia I miss you two. I hope you are having a great time. Stay cool, both of you.

  2. Miller Family,

    Georgia & Lanie,

    Looks like you girls are doing great work and having fun! We are proud of you!

    Love, Gramma & Papa

  3. Mom and Dad HayesAugust 2, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    A thunder storm is predicted for tonight and early Wednesday. We really need the rain. We wish we could have yours! We had a real estate visit today and she wants to buy your property. We turned her down. We referred her to Tom's property. Since the kids were so busy with Vici, we took the night off and went out to eat at the grille. You really had heavy work day in installing the great stoves. We are sure the families were appreciated and will stay healthy.
    Thank you all for all your work!

    Mom and Dad Hayes

  4. Here is a scripture for the day. Jesus said, "In as much as you have done it unto the
    least of these,you have done it unto me." Pictures of all the children made me think of this verse. May God bless all of you!

  5. We like the shelves attached to the stoves...that's new huh? Wish we were there! Great job!
    -Tammy and Scott

  6. Hi Lanie and Georgia hope you girls are having fun. We miss lots.

  7. Hi Georgia and Lanie. I wish you were here. It is lonely without you :( .I wish you good luck.
    Audrey :)