OGDEN -- Over the summer, Stephanie Wendel walked through a Rwandan market with a coal stove on her head and marveled at all the advantages Americans take for granted. The Ogden preschool teacher traveled to the African village of Gatagara to see if she could be of any help to the children there. She was immediately given free rein to share her knowledge, songs, laughter and expertise with both the children and educators."I believe in the power of empowering people with our talents," she said. "I come from a very educated, resourceful nation that is very blessed. Even though this country has its own challenges, one doesn't need to go far off our American soil to see how blessed we are."