This photo is from my time in rural Eastern Thailand. I joined a village development project called Volunt2Thai for the week of Christmas. It was a life changing, cultural experience that I will be forever grateful for. This, from the outside, looked like an abandoned construction site, but hidden inside the lone concrete dome was this gem. As part of the project, a 50 year old nun had taken on the task of building a temple for the village. She has the assistance of one monk. Together, with the help of occasional volunteers this temple is slowly coming together. Using a mold the Buddha was first poured from cement, then the dome was built around it. This project is close to my heart and Ihope to return to the village in the future.