Mrs. Bickford: Hello, 7th graders. After seeing the students in Honduras who would give almost anything to be YOU, including getting your education, it makes me want to give you even MORE homework to make sure you get the best education ever! Well, not really. I mean, I do want you to get the best education possible, but that does not always mean LOTS of homework. I hope you are all on your best behavior. I am anxious to see all of you next week!
Fr, Doug Klein: To all the parents of our young (and even those not so young): You should be so proud of your sons and daughters. They have embraced this experience heart and soul. I have been so impressed by them and their spirit of service and willingness to jump and do whatever is asked of them (even picking out rocks big and small for a future school garden). We have been able to enter into this experience in a spiritual way as well, as we have gathered to celebrate mass throughout these 10 days. Fr. Hermin from Santa Lucia, where we went on Sunday even called to say again how much he appreciated our being there. (The missioners were not overly excited by the 25 minute homily). He challenged us and his parishioners to keep up the spirit of the Good Samaritan in reaching out to all in need. Tonight we will celebrate mass with the teen boys who also live in the compound and have been getting to know our missioners. It will be a bilingual mass with shared music. Thanks to all for your support and prayers. This would not be possible without you.
Greetings to all former missioners, we follow in your footsteps and you are here with us. A special greeting to all 2016 missioners (you too JD, miss you bud – Bruce is more than one guy can handle). I’ve visited our mural and said a prayer for each of you.
Sydney- Hey, everyone! I know it’s been a few days before I wrote to you guys so here’s an update: there are no words to explain this experience. Honestly. It’s going to be tough talking to everyone about it because of the emotion attached to it that can only be explained by seeing it for yourself. I have met so many great people here, and the children are absolutely wonderful. Everywhere you go there are kids giving you hugs and just wanting to be around you. I feel so blessed that I was given the chance to get to experience this trip, and I highly encourage everyone else to go. I miss you all and while I can’t wait to see everyone, it’s going to be so tough to leave this wonderful country. Love you all!
Joe Schuch- What’s up, Fam? I got all of you a souvenir, even you Adam; it’s a surprise. To Lori- fill out my March madness bracket to the best of your ability. I think I should be granted immunity for the first round. To all classmates we left behind, what’s up, fam?
Carson Kneip- Hi
Carly Bunkers: Hey, Family! Everything’s good here. I really don’t want to leave but I miss you guys! We’ve kept really busy, which has been good! I will have so many stories for you when I get back! Good luck, Chloe and Olivia, at state AAU! Wish I could be there! Love and miss you all! P.S. Thanks, Lulu, for the message! LOVE YOU!
Dylan Hubert - Dear family, everything is going good. We’re about finished up on the three houses and are finishing up a few things. I will see you all in three days. Love you.
Roman Freking- Guess what, mom? Well, turns out they don’t ID you here in Tegucigalpa. Know what that means? It means I got some cigars for Grandpa and myself. Don’t worry, though, I got a souvenir for everyone. Only a few short days and I’ll be back in the U.S. I may or may not be craving some McDonalds.
Babe and boys…I love you all. Many things to talk to you about. Many things to be thankful for! Mostly you. Love, Mike Dad….Hopefully KHS students are wanting to join us in the future. It is ……cliché to follow…life changing.