Friday, March 31, 2017 Noon
After Mass and a nice supper of tostadas (with hamburger/vegetable mix topping) we all enjoyed a couple of hours of down time. All took advantage of some time to sit around and visit, get to know some of the Hondurans, or even get a short nap. We ended the day as always with our nightly “Junta”. There was a lot of good sharing about our first full day in Honduras. All were feeling good about getting the projects going. It was great to see the whole team working together. After a lot of work where progress was not so evident, all of a sudden it was time to lift up all the stud walls that had been built. Wow, it looks like a house coming into existence. Someone noted that they were looking at the women who will live in them and their faces broke out in a big smile.
After Junta it did not take long for most to head for bed. Full days on our mission mean tired bodies and minds. A good night’s rest led to missioners eager to get back to work. Most of the crew headed out to the houses and a few stayed back to keep sorting all the donations that will be given out to families. It was right to work as all grabbed hammers and walls appeared quickly. I think most everyone had a chance to work on developing their hammering skills. A lot got accomplished as the houses began to take on a solid shape. By lunch time we were ready for a break and a good lunch of tuna casserole.
The crew will get back to work after a lunch break. Tonight we will eat early so we can join Padre (Fr.) Patricio who will have mass with some of the students (in Spanish). (Blog post by Fr. Doug) [More pictures will be posted tonight.]
Mac…..Hey KHS fans, family, and friends,
Your support and prayers are so welcome! We had a great day yesterday as you could see…just wait for today’s pictures. The school here is being given 3,000 dollars for scholarships! Thanks for YOUR donations. We are also committing to funding a garden long term. Water here on the mountain costs the locals a lot of money., and the garden needs someone to tend it, so thanks to all of the donations we can provide funding to make this garden one that will benefit the people here in Nueva Capital. Marta, our contact here in Honduras is heading up this garden project. There is much more, but this took me 10 minutes to type and the kids are waiting in line. Love to Babe, Nic, Jon, Pat, and Matt. Mac
Kate Tom….Hey Kuemper and family,
I wanted to express to you how incredible all of you are. The amount of donated items to the Honduran people was incredible. Over the past two days, I have spent my time sorting all of the items donated and while I was doing that, my heart warmed. It made me smile to know that we will be making so many families happy with your generosity.
Fay, mommy misses your hugs so much. Corey, I miss hearing your big laugh. Have fun with your grandparents! (Mom, please tell them my message.)
Megan Pudenz…..Hey fam,
How’s the cold weather? Lol I’m sure you’re pretty jealous;) I can tell you right now it’s a lot different waking up in Honduras than it is waking up in my nice quiet bed. The people here are great! I can’t count how many hugs I’ve gotten today. Love you all, miss you lots<3 p="">3>
Hello all classmates, friends, and family! Our trip has been really fun so far. Dearest Gracie, thank you for being so nice and writing down my homework and of course, praying. It is really hot down here, and the people are absolutely amazing! Thank-you for the continued support and prayers!
Hello everyone! The trip has been awesome so far. I’ve had a lot of fun getting to know my fellow students, the adults, and the native people. Everyone is very kind and very helpful whenever we are working on projects. Thank you for all the prayers! We appreciate them!
Hola Madre y Padre, how is life back in the good ole CC! Here in Honduras is absolutely amazing! Apparently I’m pretty good at siding with a hammer and nails… though you will never see me do it again. I miss you guys so much and can’t wait to see everyone again. Give Kreighton, Brecken, Tegan, and Hayes a kiss for me!
P.S. tell Taylor if she loses my streaks I wont be happy!
Hello family! Our trip has been wonderful so far. I learned some new construction skills today, which was really fun. I miss you all so very much! Also tell Maci (my dabbing friend) I miss her so much and will be back soon to dab with her. Thank you for all the prayers!
Hi mother, I miss you! I thought I should write on this so you wouldn’t be sad that I was the only one not to write haha. They have tons of fruit here so you don’t have to get me some for when I get home. I’ll make sure to get you your souvenir no worries. Enjoy your trip and don’t miss me too much, love you J
Our mission trip has been incredible so far. We have gotten to see and do so much. The kids here are all adorable, they are so friendly and they give so many hugs. It is a really great feeling to know that we have such a huge impact on the Hondurans. Thank you for all the support through our whole trip. Hasta luego!
They let me have a hammer today and I hit the right nails. I’m so impressed with all our missioners especially our students. Everyone is so eager and willing to pitch in and get things done as well as enter into the experience.