2017 Team

2017 Team
Team with Dilcia's Family

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Message from Frank

Hello Gehlen Mission Honduras team of 2014.  I want to apologize for not making comments on the progress here in Honduras to the blog.  I have had major problems with my computer and often do not have internet access.  Julio and I moved back into Tegucigalpa on 3 March 2014 after a week's stay in Montana de la Flor.  We are currently staying in a small hotel that is very safe, and we also have security to park our Toyota truck. It has really been hot here in Tegucigalpa with little rain.  It promises to be the same when your team arrives.  Julio, Marta, Claudia, Olga and I were on our way to Nueva Capital on Wednesday when we had some car trouble.  We had to return to Tegucigalpa for repairs.  The Toyota has been repaired and is working great.  Carlos Chickas, the bus driver for your team, was recently in Tegucigalpa for a few days.  Although we did not see him, we spoke with him 2 or 3 times each day.  He will be at the airport on 19 March 2014 to meet you.  Just a brief update on the planning process for your trip.  I have bought a number of supplies to be used in the construction of the homes.  These include, ladders, shovels, picks, steel bar for helping dig latrines, hammers, 1 wheelbarrow and other items.  I talked with Marta everyday.  Yesterday the materials were delivered to Nueva Capital, or most of them.  They were demolishing the homes.  We waited as long as possible so the family did not have to stay elsewhere.  The same group of people mentioned above will go to Nueva Capital on Monday.  ACOES will provide a big truck to carry all the supplies we have at Cerro de Plata.  We also have a portable generator and tools with us. The Aguazul truck will bring the large water bottles and smaller ones to the foundation.  You will each get 2 bottles of water to carry with you while working.  We will deliver about 1-2 of the food items on Monday.  We will deliver the fruits, vegetables, etc. on Tuesday.  We will not bring all the frozen items at once because of space problems.  Julio and I will ferry these items to the school as needed.  The cook has been hired and she and a couple other women will spend some time cleaning the kitchen and eating area.  ACOES will also provide a large truck to carry all the bags that you bring to Nueva Capital on 19 March 2014.  We will need to get everyone on the bus and in our Toyota.  I think that is all for now.  I will send out another message on Sunday or Monday.   God bless and thanks for being willing to serve the poor of Nueva Capital.  Peace. Also, the pillows, blankets and mattresses will go up as well on Monday.

Mr. Francis

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for all of your preparations for the 2014 mission team. Our daughter, Mariah, is very excited about the trip. We are very excited for the experience she is going to have. You have a great group of students and volunteers coming.Take care.

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  2. Frank, Julio, Marta, thanks for all of the preparations. We have our packing day tomorrow and I am extremely excited to begin our trip. The team will be amazing again this year and it will be an amazing experience for all. Your dedication to this program helps make this all possible. Thanks again. See you in a few days:)

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  3. It certainly takes a lot to prepare for this. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you for all your preparations! Jim and Michelle are very excited to serve with the rest of the team in Honduras. I remember you really liked beef jerky 3 years ago when Matt and I were on the MH team, so I made sure to buy some for you and the team. I will be praying for all of you.

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