Francis is busy doing all kinds of things in Honduras. Today he and Marta visited with Serma, the place where they will buy our wood. This company will oven dry the wood for approximately 6 days to get rid of the moisture. They then treat it with a special type of chemical and put it into a cylinder that pressurizes the chemical into the wood. That takes 1/2 day. Francis and Marta agreed on a price with the company. Francis will have our wood delivered on March 5 or 6. It will be in place when we arrive.
We have a tailgate coming up on Friday, Feb. 5, during the Gehlen vs. Hinton basketball game. Come and join us for a great meal and some camaraderie with the mission team. You can also check out our display of past mission trips.
Do you have any friends or family members that would like to know what we are doing? Please pass along the link to our blog. You can now find the link on the Gehlen Catholic School website under News. We also have a link on the Gehlen Facebook page.
Our missioners from Remsen St. Mary's, Whiting, and Carroll Kuemper are also hoping to collect various items from their students and parishioners. We'll need lots of donations to fill 72 duffle bags.
REMEMBER; Even though you are welcome to donate all the things we need to carry into Honduras, this week we are trying to focus on regular-sized bars of soap and large bottles of shampoo.
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters. Without your support, we could not have a successful mission trip.