The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

internet has been down for a couple of days, looks like the transmitter is just about fried, working on a solution...

yeaterday this 75 year-old american nun arrived with truck loaded up with homemade sun ovens. she then proceeded to solicitate our aid in inventing one that can generate up to 300-350 degree heat. the trick being that we need to build one from local materials that she can then train groups of people to make and sell and a low price. let the testing begin. zack (a volunteer from manassas) and i begin the trials today. should be a fun project which will eliminate the need to use wood and gobs and gobs of oil all the time. showed her the smoker, which she really liked cause it's a slow burn with charcoal, but impossible to make without a factory...


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