This morning Seivert, Francis, Linda, and I are heading for Honduras to do some preparatory work for the upcoming mission trips. It will be a busy week of visiting many people and places. I am really looking forward to visiting the Sisters of Charity Orphanage in Tegucigalpa. I have heard a lot of this orphanage but have never had the opportunity to see it in person.
There are also quite a few sick children that we will be seeing. We hope that we are able to help all of them so they can live healthier lives one day.
Friday evening we'll attend a Mass for Illich, the little 4-year-old boy who passed away on June 10. If you do not know Illich's story, I hope you'll take the time to read his story at the http://www.missionhonduraslemars.org/ and click the 'Special People' link.
Weather permitting, we will also be traveling to Montana de la Flor to set up health and/or medical trips for the Tolupan. Dr. Kemmer and a doctor from Task Force Bravo will join us for the trip to Montana.
July 5th we'll head for Esquias to stay at the compound for the remainder of our time. From there we will meet with the mayor of Esquias. We'll also travel to El Junco and La Florida to check the past two student water projects. It gives us the chance to see the completed projects and observe how they are treating the water. It's nice to be able to see the completion of a lot of hard work by students and chaperones.
Finally, we'll make our best effort to find a water project or projects that will keep our upcoming mission trips busy. It becomes ever more difficult to find water projects in the vicinity of Esquias because we have completed so many of them already. I guess that's a good problem, but still a problem we must solve if we are to continue our water projects.
Please keep our little group in your prayers over the next week. Whenever I can get to a computer, I will update you on our progress.