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.