2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Saturday, April 10, 2010

saturday April 11

First of all, thanks to all of you who left comments!  The girls were all surrounded around the computer and got to read them with me and they ment so much!  Then they got too loud.....imagine that, and have left. 

The fish last night was a hit.  I lost track of the number of eyes eaten.  The only excitement last night was a short power loss, and then the return of Fred and Ethel.....I named the roaches.  Kim killed them for us, but Kirsten reminded us that they would have children and friends.  I informed the girls I met the children at 5am!

Today was a hard work day of digging and pick axing.  The ground was very dry and full of large rocks so it was challenging.  The kid were out of school so we had a lot of help and onlookers.  We decided the way Kirsten swung a pick ax today that she has to be part Honduran at least!  WE discovered some angry ants and a taranchula while digging.

After lunch was special today because we got to distribute some items to the villagers.  Our group brought brightly colored frisbees which were imprinted with From Your American Friends in Spanish.  We lined all the children up and passed them out.  They were a hit!  The girls in the group also made up special purses filled with goodies to give to some of the girls who have followed us around all week and have done as much or more work than we have.  Some goodbyes had to be said because we may not see some of them on

every one is feeling fine, but we have a few blisters on the team which are being treated with duck tape and spider man bandaids!  I got some good pictures on the bus on the way home because a few missioners dared to fall asleep!  And the Hondurans are speaking English, their favorite phrase is OH MY GOSH.  It is so funny to hear and they love using  it!  The other phrase is WHATS UP MAN! 

Once again everyone should be so proud of this team.  Their work ethic is amazing, and the benefits we are receiving are truly amazing.  Spanish is being spoken, but our favorite quote for the trip has come from Stephanie Rice.  She told us one night.......It does not matter what language you  speak, a smile is something everyone can understand.   I will leave you with that.  Tomorrow will be mass at 8am, then on to Sulaco to the malnutrition center.  It will be a beautiful and heartbreaking day.  Love to all of our family and friends.  To my boys, I love you and will see your soon.  Bob, please clean the house......and I love you too!

Hasta manana!


  1. Ola in Honduras.. Just to let you all know I posted the comments about the cool breeze under the tree turning out to be locust urine on my Facebook page, and you would not believe the comments. Or Maybe you can! Everyone got a real kick out of that, but were also very supportive of the hard work you all are doing down there. I hope everyone is doing good and once again, we sure love reading the blog updates. Have a great day to all, and we miss and love you to Kim, Chuck and Chastyn. Mindy, Kevin, Bill and Carole Crossland

  2. Kim, Karen has your request covered and then some. We are thinking of you all often. Glad everything is going well, we are so proud of all of you. Just don't bring any of the roach family home with you! Can't wait to hear all of your stories when you get home. Steph, in honor of your sacrifice and commitment, the Cardinals are off to an incredible start to the season! After today, they are in 1st place by 1.5 games with a 4-1 record. We knew you'd want to know. Love you! Mom & Dad

  3. Hola Christina,
    Te amo. Me gusto leer los blogs. Son muy comicas!
    Como esta? Papi, John, Michael y yo estan bien. John tiene solomente un poco dolor.
    Tio Luis fue a SD hoy. besos y abrazos, Mami

  4. It has been so exciting to hear about the trip on a daily basis from this website. I have tried to blog everyday but I have had trouble with posting it - yes I am in the dark ages with techie stuff. I did however get twitter set up:) I hope you are feeling better, Bob. Mary keep wearing the sunscreen!!! Exciting news awaits you when you return but I will keep you guessing until then:) Stay cool and hydrated:)

  5. Megan, hello from Mom, Dad and Ryan. We are so proud of you and can't wait to see you and hear about all the stories. The daily updates have been great to read. We were at Grandma and Grandpa's this weekend and Ryan got a turkey. He has pictures and will definitely want to share with you. We all miss you (yes, even Ryan). Tell Kim, Chuck and all we said HI!! Love, MOM

  6. Merica, thanks for the updates. I miss texting you, but this is great. Once again, you make me tired. Sounds like your group is providing true blessings to the villagers and to each other. Can't wait to talk to you when you're back and hear about your own blessings. You're in my constant thoughts and prayers. Love, Kerrith.

  7. Hi Steph- just want you to know we have been following your trip. I can't believe the things you guys are doing. Pretty sure you did not eat fish eyes. Have a safe trip home. All my love, aunt Kim

  8. Sherry and Jim

    Hola to the Springfield Team! We really enjoy the daily blogs. We hope you have had a great of rest and shopping. Kirsten, we are very proud of your hard work and especially your pick-axe skills. Your brother Chase was impressed and hopes you don't use them on him when you get back. Grandma and Grandpa are also following the blog and they are also very proud of you. The whole Springfield team deserves our admiration and thanks! We look forward to seeing you all home safely Tuesday.
    Love, Mom and Dad