2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tegus-day 2

Day two is coming to a close and it was quite a day!  Everyone is safe and in great spirits!  This will be short as we need to do the Junta meeting yet and get ready for bed.  Here is a brief recap as more will come tomorrow.

We spent most of the day in Fr. Patricio's school north of Tegus.  fr. is a diocesean priest from Spain who runs a school of 1600 students.  He is very likeable and he and the girls hit it off right away.  We also spent time visiting homes whose poverty rivaled what I saw in Haiti.  I was quite taken back.  Once again, our group embraced the families and the experience clearly moved them.  They indeed are changing before my eyes.  We also went to The Missionaries of Charity's orphanage and had another nice experience with the students.  Will send pics tomorrow.

Julie: Happy late birthday, F.J.! Wrote you a note yesterday! Love to everyone. Mom, I can't explain yet but thank you for raising us. You are amazing. Miss you Erin! Writing lots of notes. Kisses Grams and Gramps.

Corinne: I can't believe this is only day two on my journey. We are all adjusting so well to this new lifestyle. We got to see lots of kids today and it is so weird to think that even though it is us that is bringing all the material things, we are the ones at the end of the day walking away with joy and happiness. It feels so selfish. We'll be writing lots more tomorrow. Miss everyback back home. I love you family.

Jenny: We did so many amazing things today I cannont even begin to describe it. It was the first day we got to meet the kids from both the school and orphanage. The Hondurans are so friendly and loving and I wish i knew more spanish! I'm definitely investing in Rosetta Stone soon. God is present through every single person I met today, and I can't wait to see what the rest of this journey holds. Mom you better be reading this. Send my love to dad and Bren and Macy and Ollie too.

Bailee: I think I speak for all of us when i say that today really moved me. We came across two blind people and both have touched my heart, details will come soon enough :) Today was wonderful, I don't want this trip to ever end. The people here have so much potential and we say "Hola" and "gracias" about 500 times a day--no joke. p.s the driving here is absolutly NUTS! No rules, i swear. Kisses from Honduras to Iowa :)


  1. Keep up the good work Julie! The dirty Sioux just isn't the same without ya. We miss you! Peace Out Girl Scout. -EP

  2. We are so proud of all of you ! Sounds like you are having fun:)
    Take in all the opportunities you can. Take lots of pictures (boys)!!!
    We enjoy following your blogs. Lots of love and prayers, Lori@Pat

  3. Julie, Hola! Miss you, Spanish 5.

    Jenny, Rosetta sends her love aka Miss Stone aka Sturge.

  4. I miss you Corinney, and all the other Heelan peeps! So proud of you guys! :)