2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Springfield Catholic Arrives Safely

This is being posted by Richard Seivert at 2:20 P.M.  The mission team from Springfield Catholic High arrived 5 minutes late into Tegucigalpa today - Thursday, March 24.
Francis Seivert and Julio Rivera met them at the airport. With them came Sister Joan Polak, Notre Dame Sister from Omaha. Sister met the team in Houston.
I just spoke with my brother Francis at 2:15 this afternoon and they were all north of Tegucigalpa on their way to Esquias. All their bags arrived with them - a minor miracle.
I will speak with Merica Clinkenbeard late today.
The plan is to stop briefly in La Esperanza for a bathroom break and maybe a soda. Then on to Esquias.
Hopefully Merica will be able to blog from Esquias. I will visit with her by phone as well. If she is unable to blog I will do it for her following our phone conversation.
Francis describes the condition as very hot. Although the team is in a rather new bus with air conditioning at the moment. He describes the team as being very upbeat, ready to go, and excited.


  1. Happy to hear you are all safe. Stay safe and keep that Springfield Catholic spirit going.

    Sorry to bother you but will you please ask Senora Clinkenbeard if the projects back in her classroom are ok to be in partners?

    Thank you and all the best to you and yours.

    -Senora Coleman

  2. Merica, Glad to hear you made it. I got the boys cleaning and doing laundry today. Big Daddy is fired up for his double-header tonight. I think we may go bowling tomorrow.

    We miss you,

    Bob and the Boys

  3. Hi Springfield Catholic Missioners, Best of luck on your mission work. The remaining mission teams are looking forward to continuing the work you will begin in Vallecillo tomorrow. Sr. Juanita, Hope you had a nice trip into Houston. I won't forget your supplies. Merica, Wish I could be there with your group, but I know you'll all do a great job. Take care! ~ Carolyn