Monday, November 27, 2006

COMING SOON

I will have a guest blogger..... It will be my 14 yr old nephew, Smiley. Smiley (what I call him) just spent his Thanksgiving vacation in the jungles of Guatemala where he did his eagle project. My brother does some financial funding work for Choice Humanitarian and has taken groups down to help add irrigation and clean drinking water and build schools for the remote villages in the jungles. This Thanksgiving, my brother took both his boys (Awesome 18 yrs and Smiley 14 yrs) with him. Smiley decide, as his Eagle Scout project, that he was going to provide school supplies and solar electrical panels to three village schools. The theory was to provide light to the school for evening classes for adult education. Most of these villagers do not speak Spanish but only their native language of Kekchi. By providing education and Spanish language skills, the lives of these people will greatly improve. Also brought on this expedition were 13 throddle sewing machines. Each village received 4 sewing machines, and will use the new solar light provided at night to gather in the school houses and sew on these machines.

As promised by Smiley, he will provide a post and pictures of his trip. During his trip, they were able to see Antigua and the Guatemalian ruins. Also, something I have wanted to do, take a zip line thru the tops of the tree of the jungle. When asked how much he enjoyed the sights and his zip line experience, he did say he enjoyed it all but the most profound experience he had was working with the villagers and the love and friendships of these people.

Hopefully, this posting will be followed soon with Smiley's post and pictures.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

WOW, what an experience! Can't wait to hear about it!

Connie said...

Bring on Smiley!!!

tracy said...

I can't wait to read about it! I am so interested in hauling my family to a remote jungle to help others, sounds priceless!

Robin said...

Wow.. what a true Thanksgiving experience! That is just awesome!

Journey 2 Eme said...

Oh goodie! Can't wait to read about Smiley's adventure. What a great experience, I am sure.

Shelli said...

How awesome! I Can't wait to hear about his adventure!

Lee-Anne said...

Oooo a Guest! How exciting! And from the jungle too!!! Look forward to hearing from SMiley!

Shannon S said...

What a terrific project. And what a heartening response regarding his most profound experience. Way to go, Smiley!