2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gehlen Team Arrives in Honduras

It's been a hot, dusty, long trip from Omaha to Esquias, but we have arrived. I believe everyone is ready to go even though they are tired from the trip. Once we hit the gravel road to Esquias, everyone learned what bumpy roads are really like.

We picked up a water bottle for everyone before leaving Tegucigalpa. We also made a pit stop in Siria before our bumpy ride began.

All missioners have pitched in already. They unloaded the 50 lb. bags from the pickup and bus, carried in some food supplies, unloaded their personal belongings, and changed into shorts as quickly as possible. We are definitely experiencing a sultry evening.

After a supper of rice, refried beans, beef, salsa, and tortillas, we had a quick orientation. Right now I've send all youth missioners to the park with the men chaperones. We all agreed that it's much cooler there. The women are doing a few needed chores around the compound. Tomorrow the students will take on those chores, along with the beginning of the work in Picacho. Our first 'junta' is planned for 8 p.m. our time. I have a sneaky suspicion that many of us will be in bed early.
ALL bags arrive in Tegucigalpa

The girls help carry the bags into the salon.

Dave drops the bags to Chad.

Austin is happy to pitch in.


  1. Glad everyone made it safely. We are thinking of you. Get a good night sleep. Don't let the bugs (and Joe) keep you awake. Love you... (Langel boys be sure to take lots of pictures)

    The Langels (Sitzmanns)

  2. Hi Ali! We really miss you already. We hope you have a safe trip. It looks like you are working hard already.
    Keaton, Calla and Emma (with Moms help)

  3. What a great experience this will be for you all. Special greetings to the Joe and Chad. Glad you landed safely. Take care.