I never in my life thought that I would have my name and the word “solder” in the same sentence. Then again, just two weeks ago, I didn’t even know what soldering was or how to spell it (and that’s saying something). But here it is: I learned how to solder. For reals!
One of our first classes in our second semester here at the MTC is Missionary Technology. The class teaches us more than we ever wanted to know about using technology in remote places: solar panels, battery use, wiring a house… all that scary stuff. And our first lab was learning how to solder! For my non-techy friends out there, soldering is a technique that uses a light metal (solder) to join together other metals. It involved wires, sparks, lots of heat, and fumes that can be harmful for nursing mothers. Doesn’t that sound fun?!?
Here’s proof of our technological ventures:
P.S.: It actually WAS fun and John and I felt very accomplished once we were done 🙂