2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Friday, April 6, 2012

Final Missioners' Blog

Micah Neary: This whole trip has been an experience for me that changed my life in many ways. I have learned that the Honduran people have different outlook on life they take it day by day compared to back home. I will miss what I have called home for ten days. Well anyways hi Mom and Dad! Hi Morgan! It’s been a busy day but I have only two more days till I see all of you. We get to give the gifts to the village tomorrow so it should be fun! I got everyone gifts so don’t worry I’m sure you will all love them. Well I’ve got to go so I’ll see you all Sunday! Hope to see you there Morgan!

Dave and Janet:  This has been an amazing trip to give up our Holy Week to help people who are truly in need.  The thing that is so ironic is that they are so happy and satisfied with what they have rather than worried about what they do not have.  We hope to take this home with us.  We had an awesome day beginning with the Stations of the Cross that was a combination of the Stations and the Passion it really allowed us to put ourselves in Jesus’ time.  I think the Honduran people do it right they do not worry about how long things last they just enjoy what they are doing and celebrate their faith.  Happy Easter – see you Sunday.  We miss all of you.

Trevor Bouma: This trip has been an experience I will never forget. The thing I will miss the most is the joy of the kids in Honduras. Today we watched the Stations of the Cross. It was very hot, but it was very moving. I am excited to give up our clothes to the village tomorrow. Thanks Steph and everyone for the birthday wishes. I miss you too. I had an awesome cake for my birthday. Steph, I challenge you to make a better one haha. I will see you Sunday bearing gifts.

Ali Galles: This trip has taught me many things and has made me appreciate my life back in the states. The people are always so happy and optimistic about life. Hello Mom and Dad! I can’t wait to see you in two days. I have gifts for everyone. Mom, tell Calla and Emma that I got them good gifts. I am very excited about the dove chocolate. Rachelle says to bring back double stuffed oreos. Tell Jose to quit raiding my closet. Love you all and see you Sunday!! J

Alec Mousel: This trip has been a great experience because it took me out of my comfort zone. I did fine shopping Karen so you can relax. Thanks Steph for the shout out, I miss you more. I plan on coming home on time Brittany, ten days is a long time. I will also be winning the cat bet because you won’t have one by the time I get home. This is the last blog before I come home so see ya’ll at 8 on Sunday in the flat lands!

Ross Ruhland: This trip has taught me what it truly important in life. It is not the material possessions we have, but the interactions we have with other people. Hopefully I can bring this new perspective stateside. Tomorrow is our last day cant wait to see y’all on the great plains.

Mick Sitzmann: Hi everybody! This trip has been great because I have met so many great new people. Just wanted to say hi, and that this is our last blog and that I’ll see you on Sunday!!     

Joe Begnoche: This trip has made me realize that I am very thankful for everything that I have and that this has been great with everyone here. Hi family this is my last blog until I see you on Sunday. Can’t wait to see everyone! Kendall I hope I get to see you on Monday!:)

Rachelle Lipp- I won’t let go of any experiences or people I have met.  This trip has been extremely eye-opening to how materialistic most of us really are.  I’m craving some oreos and a 4 piece chicken strip basket.  Thanks Nicholle for writing to us! I think you’d like to know that I saw a kid in a Perry the Platypus shirt today. J

Jesus is flogged.


Jesus falls the second time.

The church is seen in the distance as procession continues.

Missioners watch Jesus being nailed to the cross.

Jesus is taken down from the cross.

Jesus is laid in the tomb.


  1. Good Morning Everyone~
    Hope you had a good night's sleep.
    The photos of the Stations-- We can only imagine how powerful it was to experience that.
    It was nice to hear how everyone's experience has been and how each of you have been touched in some way by your stay in Honudras.
    We wish you all a safe trip back to the states.
    Happy Easter everyone!
    God Bless you!
    The Begnoche's

  2. Hey Ali!
    I am extremely proud of you! What you have been doing the past few days is a great thing! Keaton says he hopes that your plane trip home is a good one. Double stuff oreos huh...I will see if I can find some! :) NO VSDs tho, they would melt! Emma and Calla want you to have a safe trip home. Josie says it is too late, the closet has been raided. Have a wonderful time in the village today! Take lots of pics! I hope you get as much joy out of giving things as I do...Love You! Mom

  3. Hi Carolyn! Mya had the Easter egg hunt this morning! She got 6 eggs :) she was a little nervous at first but then she picked up the pace towards the end! All of her eggs had money in them except for one. She got to put $2.00 in her piggy bank. Don't worry, we recorded the whole thing for you to watch when u get home next week!

  4. 23 hours to go! Hope the journey home goes smoothly. Got the oreos Rachelle. We are planning to come to Omaha. Cannot wait to see you. Love Dad and Mom