2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Trip complete

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
28 March 2015
0710 hours

Hello to parents and families of the Gehlen Mission Honduras team.

I have again spoken with my brother Dick and he told me that the team had arrived in Omaha, Ne. about an hour late.  I had spoken with him about 10 minutes before the flight was to arrive in Omaha.  I am very thankful that they were able to meet their connecting flight.  I know it was a long day for all.

Both Dick and I told the team that the trip would be high in the mountain, hot, dusty and hard.  When you listen to the stories they will tell, it was all of that.  We told then "it wouldn't be easy, but it would be worth it", and that is was and so it is.

To all parents, that you for trusting us to let your kids and family members travel to a developing country, Honduras, keep them safe, and then have them return to you with what I hope will be life changing perspectives.

Their are many people that make this team trip a successful.  My brother Dick spoke about them in his message to the team before they left Honduras.  From me, I want to thank all of you parents and families for letting me be a small part of this team, and for the opportunity to spend but a brief moment of time with them.  God bless.  Peace to all.  I will return to the USA soon.

Mr. Francis


  1. A humble "thank you" to Dick, Carolyn & Frank and all the adult leaders for your mission work with our son David. Nick & Deb Puhl

  2. Francis, Dick and Carolyn and all the people that made this mission happen: In the two hours it took to drive home from Omaha we heard non-stop stories from Josie. We were expecting a tired and worn-out girl and instead we witnessed a girl who is overflowing with pure joy, gratitude, and a love for the Honduran people.
    THANK YOU for making this experience possible. It has changed her life.
    Carolyn and Dick - I'm quite sure that you two are the reasons that David could let his little girl go.
    Francis - Josie says she hopes you find someone else who is willing to braid your hair! And say hi to Carlos!

  3. I forgot mention, to all the team leaders, adult chaperones and student missioners, we wish you a Blessed Holy Week and Easter. Nick & Deb Puhl