We are just a week away of beginning the Gehlen Catholic part of our mission. Francis arrived in Tegucigalpa safe and sound around 12:30 p.m. Le Mars time (11:30 Honduras time). He was met by Julio and Marny. They picked up Angel and worked on plans for our water projects most of the afternoon. By the time the first team arrives in Esquias next Friday, Francis will have everything arranged. We'll have the dorms ready for us, the food purchased, the drinking water we will require. The water tank, pipes, shovels, and pick axes will have been acquired and be ready for our use. It takes quite a bit of organization, both on Richard Seivert's part here in the States AND on Frank's part in Honduras, to get everything just perfect for each of us missioners. Our trips would never run as smoothly as they do without their preliminary work!
Gehlen missioners - you should have taken your first malaria pill today. We will be packing on Sunday, March 21, in the back gym at 1 p.m. Make sure to bring your own packed bag with you so we can fill it to the brim with all the collected materials.
I've heard that Springfield has been doing some major collecting of their own. There will be lots of items in Honduras for those who need it.
Gehlen team, you will be in Honduras in 7 days, 18 hours, and 1 minute. Check back often to hear of our exploits during our time in La Florida and Esquias, Honduras.