2017 Team

2017 Team
Team with Dilcia's Family

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tegus- Corinne, Julie, Katelyn, and Bailee

Corinne: Hi Mom, Dad, Con and Tuck! I miss you all so much! Everything is going so well on this end. Every day brings new experiences and we all grow a little more as an individual. I am so excited to come back and share my experiences. Mom and Dad, I can’t thank you guys enough for giving me the opportunity to go on this trip. I have learned so much and this is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I think about you all so much and you’re in my prayers. I love you guys, be home soon! And Carli, I miss you! I hope I get to see you at the airport chica. Love you!




Julie: Hi everyone! Mom and F.J., I hope you made it back safely from D.C.! Grandma and Grandpa, I hope you are both feeling well. Hopefully, Stella, Jim, and Jana get there safely tomorrow! This experience is beyond amazing. I’m so grateful for the opportunity. I have learned so much from this trip about the world we live in, and how I want to change it for the future. I thank all of my positive influences for helping to shape me as individual. And Erin, I need you to sing Soft Kitty. Figure it out, Chica. Much love!

Bailee: Today I realized how hard it is going to be to say goodbye come Thursday morning and travel to Esquias, and then an even bigger challenge to completely say goodbye to Honduras all together. These friendships here are probably the most pure friendships any of us have ever had. The people here live such a simple life and I love it. Everything seems to move a lot slower over here, the complete opposite of the United States and I am definitely getting used to it. Today I taught two 15 year olds how to say certain animal names in English such as pig, horse, puppy, owl, goat, etc. And I now realize teaching is the best way to give. It gave me such an amazing feeling. Hope all is well back home. Love and miss everyone. P.s to anyone that knows how hard it is to wake me up in the morning, you will be happy to know that the roosters do in fact, wake even ME up. Yeah, it’s great.

Katie: I don't know how to begin to explain the last days here! Sorry I haven't been blogging, the internet is terrible here! Every time I try it goes out!! But everything is great! It is such an emotional roller coaster but the feelings that stand out the most are hope, faith, and friendships. The people here are unbelievable- they are becoming apart of all of us. It is amazing how universal body language and religion is in the world. It is going to be so hard to say goodbye!! Can't wait to tell all about my experiences and the people here however, I'm sure it will be hard to put into words. Love you all and see you soon!! To my little hermanos- "It's so much to HANDLE" :) Miss you! P.S. I have so many awesome surprises!!

Katelyn: I haven't been blogging either like Katie. It seems like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it! We all had so much fun today teaching the school kids English and doing crafts with them. We are already sad about leaving this place on Thursday. There are so many stories to share; too many to write down! Can't wait to share all of them with you when we return! Love to everyone back home.

14 comments:

  1. Hey Keke!! i miss you so much! but while your out i have been using your computer if you don't mind. Im glad your having fun and i cant wait to see you again. i hope your feeling better as well. We all miss you and cant wait to see you. Tell your friends hi for me! Have fun.

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  2. It is great to hear your experiences, we think about all of you all day long! Katelyn, we cannot wait to see your pictures and hear the stories that go along with them! We love you, mom and dad

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  3. Dear Julie and everyone,
    It sounds like your lives have already been changed in ways you could have never imagined. I can only wonder how your time there will impact the rest of your lives. Julie- I'm sorry you did not inherit my iron stomach. Please take your malaria pill WITH food this Thursday.
    Yes, it is my job in life to nag you. And yes someday ,you will thank me for this,someday, probably, maybe. It is rainy, cold and overcast here. Send some sunshine this way. We miss you and love you. F.J. printed off the photo of you in the classroom making crafts with the other girls. I'm taking it over to Grandma and Grandpa's tomorrow. They send their love. Snugglebunny hugs and flutterfly kisses. Love, Mom

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  4. Hi Everyone. It sounds like you're making memories you will never forget. A trip everyone should take. We miss you so much.
    Pete, love the pic of you and Zach with the little ones. Do you think you can fit one under your sombrero and bring him home???(the beautiful baby not the iguana!!!) Mary, Joey, Annie and Jimz say "Hi and miss you". Love Dad and Mom

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  5. Teaching huh? All the times I had you help in my classroom and it took you to go to another continent to embrace this profession? Haha! Love you Cutie! It is SNOWING here. Big beautiful flakes--perfect snowman making snow!Please tell all hello and again my heart is so full when I see the pictures and read the words you all share. The feelings you all express, the stewardship you are providing will create indelible marks for your journey through life. Safe travels, many thoughts and prayers for you all. L, M

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  6. Sounds like you are keeping very busy! We are enjoying reading your blog during Spanish 4! :)
    Miss all of you! Sturge

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  7. CORINNEY!! So good to hear from you, I love following this blog! Keep doing what youre doing over there, I am so proud of you and the other Heelan people! I cant wait to hear from you and all of your stories when you come back! I miss you so much all the time, thinking about you and praying for you guys! :)

    ct

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  8. Kate- It is good to hear from you! This is such a great opportunity for everyone there. Soak it up! Take it all in!! And never forget the blessings you (and all of us) have! So many with so little in the world! It is quiet at home without you- we don't like it! Miss you baby! Love you lotta! Mom

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  9. Julie! I actually sang soft kitty to someone today! I can not wait to hear all about this awesome experienance of yours when you get home. I'm so proud of you! We prayed for you in math :) Keep on keepin' on. Pur pur pur... Love, EP

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  10. Kate- from your little hermanos-"hey KD Legend you are setting a great example- we miss you after school- can you bring a lizard home?" From your Dad- the track meet canceled today because of snow! you are doing amazing things- we are very proud of you- love you!

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  11. Hey Bailee we are all so proud of you! Guess what you are getting for graduation? A rooster! I am so impressed with you. Hope you continue to grow and enjoy your time in Honduras. The country was lucky to have even for a short time...but we want you back. Take care. Becky

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  12. Dear Julie Katuli,
    I hope you are feeling better, physically
    at least. I know it will be really tough to leave tomorrow. We finally had birthday dinner
    for F.J. but he said it didn't count because Julie wasn't here. So I guess we will have to have another cake when you get back.Everyone sends their love. I hope you give Cynthia and Alexi a big hug for me. Love you, Mom and all

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  13. So cool to hear that this has been such a different and positive experience for you Corinne! So great to get a feel of what missionary life is like and maybe even the peace corps too. We are praying for you all and it's awesome to see God work through you all being there and what you are doing. Happy Good Friday soon! Love from us

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