Monday, June 18, 2007

I still need help in posting pics, but here is my latest try. The first two pics should be at the end.

I am adding sheet metal to the roof.

This is a dedication service for the completion of the pastors house. The erecting of the structure takes about 8 hours from beginning to end.

This is a structure that had been built within the last 3 years. We build the frame with rebar and the roof with sheet metal for about 2500 dollars. The local congregation then takes ownership and finishes it. It becomes their church. They take much better care of it when they complete it themselves.

This is a pastors house that was torn down the day before we arrived. The floor is somewhat still intact.

Holes are dug about five feet deep, and a concrete rebar footer is placed to support the structure.

The framework is bolted together and erected with many hands.

This is a Guatemalan concrete mixer.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

Cincinnati Home and Garden show is a annual production featuring every imaginable building supply and new product. It is enjoyable to just walk around and admire what you know that you cannot have. We always get great ideas, but seem to quickly forget about them.

Enjoying the fish at the aquarium.

Neat garden setting with train and water stream

By best babysitter
Stairway to nowhere.
putt putt homestyle

Monday, February 5, 2007

Caleb's Scout pinewood derby time.

Cars ready to roll. Calebs

is on the left. The Scoutmaster's


Enjoying the Race.

Perhaps a win?

The Trophy!!!!!!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Guatemala 2007

Last week I had the privledge of traveling to Guatemala to
provide medical care in underserved areas. Here are a few of
my favorite pics.

The Dentist Dr. Herfel and Jen Several team members

A Cuban doctor I met Two kids I gave shots

She fell and broke her arm. We fixed it. Kids love to color.

I put a IV into this little girl after multiple trys. I man was
carried for five miles for care. There was nothing we could do.

My Significance

"When you are eighty or ninety, sitting on the porch rocking, and looking back on your life, how will you feel about it? How will you feel about it? What have you done with the gift of life? Your life will be determined by the Relationships you form, The Decisions you make, and the Actions you take. Life does not consist of the years lived, but of its usefulness. Your focus must beyond yourself. If you are giving, encouraging, and adding value to others, you are living a useful life. That is significance. " John Maxwell

Over the last few months I have thought quite a bit about what it means to make a difference. It is so easy to become bogged down with the everyday issues we all face and I am shocked how quickly the time is passing. I am frequently reminded of Luke 12:48 "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much be required"

This blog will endeavor to provide a window into some of my thoughts and actions, and will hopefully provide some enjoyment and reflections upon this great gift of life that God has given me. Please feel free to leave posts or email me at