Springfield Catholic, St. Thomas More, Heelan, and Gehlen,
Greetings again from Mission Honduras.
I hope you have been able to read my first email.
I wanted to let you know a few more things and then send you an attachment.
Please open, print, and keep.
Our chosen theme this year is: Heart So Full - Can't Explain
As we go forward I wanted to share with you the 'Items Needed' information. These are the things we would like to carry in your travel bags when you go to Honduras. I think the theme fits so well this year and what we try to do. Within each of our schools I hope we can collect a great amount of things. If we collect too much we will simply ship it later or hold onto it for the future.
As in my first email remember to get your passport as soon as possible. Then, please send a photocopy of it to me. I will need it to secure your seats with the airlines. Do Not get a 'passport card'. These cannot be used for international air travel.
If you already have a passport you may send it to me anytime. If you want to scan and send it by email to me that is fine. If you don't feel comfortable doing that then just photocopy it and get it in the regular mail. For all of you veterans - you do not need to send another photocopy. I have yours from previous years.
If you have not sent your final application please do so promptly.
I have placed both of these emails of today on our blog for your parents and other family members to read. Please keep all of them informed as we progress toward our mission.
---------------------------------------------- Items Needed List Below
List of Items Needed for Honduras 2010-2011
Gehlen Catholic Mission Honduras ‘Changing Lives’ continues to need the help and support of everyone. Please consider helping our trips this year with the following items. Nothing old please.
Soap, shampoo, skin lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, vitamins of all kinds especially childrens chewables and prenatals, tylenol (cannot be outdated), flip flops and sandals, shoes and socks, childrens clothes especially baby clothes, cloth diapers/rubber pants, baby blankets, other shirts and blouses, underwear, shorts, t-shirts, caps, small toys, bubbles, stickers, gum, hair ties for girls, fingernail polish, soccer balls, twin size bed sheets, and school supplies of all kinds: notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, coloring books, rulers, glue, Spanish childrens books, and erasers. Just contact Gehlen if you would like to donate items to one of the trips.
Concerning all trips this year, Seivert commented that on his classroom wall at Gehlen is a quote from Mother Teresa that continues to motivate this entire program. It reads: If you pray - you will believe, if you believe - you will love, if you love – you will serve.
Contact: Richard Seivert, Gehlen Mission Honduras, 709 Plymouth St. N.E., LeMars, Iowa 51031 712-540-3062 (cell) 712-546-4181 (school)