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Church group builds stoves in Guatemala

Posted: July 29 2020 at 11:54 AM
Author: Cal Gerhardt


A group of nearly 40 youth and adults traveled to Guatemala in July 2019 to build fuel-efficient, wood-burning stoves outside of San Lucas Toliman. The group traveled with Transformational Journeys. This was the first mission trip abroad for Cal Gerhardt. "It was an amazing experience," said Gerhardt. "I know the stoves we built will help the families live better."

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Kingswood UMC youth, including Cal Gerhardt and Skyler Frieling, pose with children in the Guatemalan village where the group traveled to help build fuel-efficient stoves.

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Cal Gerhardt and Rob Micek pose with a family by a completed fuel-efficient stove that helps prevent the destruction of forests and provides a smoke-free environment in the family's living areas.

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