2017 Team

2017 Team
Team with Dilcia's Family

Monday, March 20, 2017

Close To Finishing Projects

Obviously, I was unable to get the blog up in the afternoon. I hope it is worth the wait.

This morning we ate a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and fruit. Then we had a bit of organized chaos. Some missioners went to the houses. Some missioners finished preparing and delivering gift bags. Some missioners went into the third, fourth, and fifth grades to teach the rosary – and give each student a rosary and pamphlet with the prayers. Halfway through the morning, the first crew of gift bag deliverers returned and went to work on the houses, while a different group came in to do the deliveries. We also switched the rosary teaching crew. Although we were all over the place, everything did get accomplished.

Everyone came together to eat a lunch of beef, mixed vegetables, potatoes, and fruit. We are definitely being well fed. Shortly after lunch Kevin went out to the playground bleachers for a photo with Fr. Patricio as he presented the statue that Jerry Traufler carved. You’ll see the students around them who will be attending the new school, Santa Maria, once it opens. The statue will be placed in a prominent area of that school. They were all extremely excited to receive the statue. They said it was an answer to their prayers.

The afternoon was quite similar to our morning adventures – deliveries, rosary teaching, painting the houses, doing the wiring, etc. The houses will be totally complete by the end of tomorrow. Dennis has to finish the wiring in house two and then do all of it in house 3. Andi plans to take a paint crew to finish a little bit in the inside of house 3and do touch-up work. The other missioners are going to build bunk beds and picnic tables. We also will do a few more gift bag deliveries. The mural is done and only needs everyone to sign his/her name to it. As you can see, much is being accomplished! We look forward to the few remaining days.

























































Missioner Blogs:

Carla and Sage, Hope it’s going good. Time is going fast. Should get houses done tomorrow. The kids are so cute and friendly. Food is good, showers very cold. Jade and the rest of kids doing the rosary now with some older boys here. See you Friday night. Love ya and miss you. Dad                           

Ruth and girls:  Everything is good with me.  The mission seems to be going very well. The projects are starting to wrap up.  Been able to get in my naps most days so you know I am happy.     See you Friday night!  DAD

Hola Mary, Matt, Becca, Michelle, Nathan and Emily:  I really miss all of you, but I have really been enjoying the notes that you sent along! I am doing well and have been enjoying the experience.  I got to spend some time today playing with the kids of the families that we are building the homes for. It reminded me of playing with you guys when you were little. They kept asking to be tossed in the air until I was too tired to do it anymore.  I have been trying to use a little more Spanish this time, but no, Michelle, I have not had the chance to use “verde” yet. Emily – thanks for the gift! Can’t wait to see all of you and share more of the stories with you.  Love you, Jim (Klein)

Hello family, all here is well. I am enjoying playing with the kids a lot and getting many hugs. I am having a lot of fun and making new friends. I can’t wait to share my memories with you. I love and miss all you! Brady Livermore

23 comments:

  1. REEEEEEEEE guess who it issssssssss. it's gaaabbbaaaayyyyyy. i have to tell you so many things. Guess who broke up?? starts with a "B" lol.

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  2. Hi Missioners! We are enjoying reading the blog each day during Religion class. We think it is awesome that you met a friend of the Pope! Why did he have the Pope's skull cap? Also, we want to know what Lucas got shopping. You are leaving us in suspense. Be safe and we are praying for you! -Mrs. Christoffel's 7th grade

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  3. Hi Brooke! We are enjoying all the pictures and sharing them with friends and family. We can't wait to hear about all the details of every day, so make sure you are tucking them away in your memory. Matthew will have lots of questions about building those houses. He can't wait to be just like Bruce and Juan someday! So Carolyn, hope you are still going strong by the time the Class of 2026 is ready for this mission trip! Sending our love and prayers to Brooke and everyone who is making such a daily impact on your lives and their lives. So proud of you all! Can't wait to see you Friday night Brooke. Hugs and kisses!!!! Love, Mom P.S. Lauren is missing you terribly and won't even go in your room without you there … :)

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  4. Hi Colin! It's mom again. I love seeing the pictures and all the progress you are all making. My heart just melts when I see you with the little kids. They are so precious! You may want to rethink your profession. You look like you enjoy wearing Doctor scrubs! Can't wait to see you Friday. Sending prayers! Love ya!!

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  5. Dad, I hope you are having a fun time learning about the Honduran people, as well as working on the projects. I am so happy that you are having a good time and getting your naps in every day. I can't wait to talk with you about your experience in Honduras. Just to let you know I got back to Ames safely on Sunday afternoon from Kentucky. My group was praying for all of you and your mission trip in Honduras. See you Friday!!
    Emily Pratt

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  6. Hello there! We are wondering what mural you are talking about. Can you take a picture of it for us? We are thinking about you everyday. We hope you are enjoying your time there. -Mr. Meyer's 7th grade (written in religion class)

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  7. Deven, this is Dad. Just a little note to tell you how much I miss you and how proud I am of you. It is amazing on the thoughts that go through a person's head knowing that you and your fellow missioners are making a difference to help complete strangers that will live in your hearts forever. I hope you and everybody else enjoys the time left in Honduras and I can't wait to see you on Friday. I love you my son!

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  8. Hello Patrick! Every day I find myself anxiously looking at the blog to see all the great pictures and what has been accomplished. Each one of you is touching someone’s heart and making a difference and as you and I both know… life is so precious! I had a nice visit with Ruth on Sunday she is doing well, also I had a nice time with your parents. The boys say hi and they are disappointed about ISU but handled it really well… and baby Brittyn is just as adorable as ever! Dan and Jacki say hello and are sending continued prayers for a safe and healthy trip. Addi is missing you and is still the reigning champion in pouting. She is truly an extortionist and has received more than her fair share of treats while you have been gone, as a 4lb princess, she does run the house!
    Hope you are doing well – Miss you TONS! - Love and prayers Julie and Addi

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  9. Hi Carolyn. You are't missing much here besides all this darn sickness! Just hoping Cayden and I do NOT get it! Mya and Cayden are missing you like crazy. They love sending you videos and pictures though. We are counting down the days until you get home!

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  10. Greetings to all you hard workers! What a busy day you had! Amazing amount of work done in a short period of time. You should all be very proud. I know their are alot of people back here that are so proud of you & the hard work your putting forth to make the less fortunate lives alittle better. Woke up to it snowing this morning! Didnt stick & may get some tomorrow with rain. Reanna whats up with Gabbys funny messages? I have been laughing! Boots moved her kittens...and I didnt see the other momma today! May have more! Uncle Al is waiting for baby pot bellied pigs! He maybe having two litters, Bacon is huge now! Must be the doughnuts ge feeds them! Everyone is anxiously awaiting for you to come home! You are so loved & we all are so proud of you! You have alot of followers on the blog! And Carolyn thank you for posting the pictures and writing the agenda everyday. It is a peaceful feeling knowing the kids are in good hands & working towards their mission goal & we are watching it every day! Peace love & prayers!

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  11. Hi girls and mom! Today it was snowing as yesterday was 70 degrees out. Mother Nature is sure confused!!! I hope all is well and your learning more and more each day your there. Mom fantastic news about Chandler. He was approved from his college on his letter!!!!!! He is so excited about the whole situation. I can't wait to see more pictures. It's sure quiet here can't wait for u to get home to tell me all the stories! I love you all and see you soon!

    Love, mom & Tod

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  12. One thing that always amazes me is that anyone who has gone on this mission trip, usually says they would go back in a heartbeat. By the looks of things, I can imagine there are many of you who would join that club.
    Ken & Kaylee, all is fine on the farm/home. AJ has been taking care of the 9 cats (in case you were worried about them- haha). We continue to hold you in prayer and are doing the countdown to Friday...4 more days!

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  13. We continue to look forward to your blogs everyday Carolyn! They are priceless to all of us parents back here. I am amazed at how much you all can accomplish in just a little over a week! I am thankful for the pictures because now I have proof that Lucas can do dishes AND laundry! Lucas and Brooke, did I see a picture of you guys working out on the stairs to keep in shape for track? HAHAHA! It's hard to believe that you only have 2 full days left in Honduras. Make the most of it! Looking forward to seeing you all in Omaha! Miss and love you Lucas! Mom

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  14. Hi Everyone, we are so happy and proud that all the projects are almost done! Amazing!! I have been sharing these pictures at work and they are making some people cry! They are asking me how they can help! Carolyn and all of you are impacting more than one life and words are not enough to thank you for all you have done. Juan and Cat, we are so excited to have you back this Friday. However, I know your hearts will be sad at the same time by leaving those kids. Besos y abrazos Vale y Gigi

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  15. Many are using the words amazed, and I have to agree! It is amazing all that you have accomplished! We continue to hold you all in our prayers as you finish up your last few days. Thomas, can't wait to see you on Friday! I haven't mentioned the cats or Bandit at all, but the cats are sure enjoying the back of your truck to hang out in and Bandit misses you, I can tell! The second set of ewes started lambing and there was a set of twins born today. Take care--love you! Mom, Dad and your brothers.

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  16. Hey Colin, this is dad. Looks like you are having fun. The houses look great. Keep up the good work. Wanted to let you know we miss you, even the dog as she jumps on your bed waiting for you. I'm sure your mom has told you that your winning the basketball bracket. I think you cheated somehow ! Enjoy this great experience, miss you, and love you. Can't wait for you to come home and tell us all about the trip.

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  17. Hi Everyone! Just wanted you to know that everyday at school one of the elementary classes has been coming to the entryway by the library to stand inside the house that has been measured out on the floor with the tape that is the same size as the houses you have built. Then Mrs. Nussbaum usually leads them in praying for all of you! Thank you for all of the work you are doing and for being great role models for us here! We are anxious to see you on Friday! Love, Mary

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  18. Hey everybody! Love seeing all you have accomplished. Everyone better be nice to Paola. She is a little sweetheart. Especially you Deven and Cooper or I'll have a talk with you;). And Bruce come on it's time for some new tricks. May I suggest the lizards. Anyway just some advice for everyone, enjoy these last couple of days. They go by fast and when the time is gone you don't get that back. So just enjoy every little moment. I look forward to returning some day and I know you will too. Anyway I'll see some of you when you get back. Keep up the good work.- Chandler Willett

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  19. Hi to all of you. Just wanted to thank you for all the pictures and the messages I read every day, its fun to see and hear what you are doing, I'm praying for all of you. Thanks for all the work you are all doing. Hi Jim have a good trip home. Marilyn Klein.

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  20. Hey madi, looks like u guys accomplished alot today. We r.praying for all of u. Not much time left. Make the.most of.it. And have.a safe ride home. Cant wait to see u friday.

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  21. Sorry hit send too soon. See ya soon love mom.

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  22. Dan and Jade...everything is going well at home. Oakley is growing fast! I look forward everyday to check the pictures and the blog! Enjoy the last few days! Miss and Love you both! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Carla and Sage

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  23. Can't wait to see you Madi!!!!! Nothing to crazy going around her... Jackson has been taking care of your room making sure everything is in order for your return.. So much love, and so proud of you!!!
    Doug, Emily, Jackson, Miley, Nixon & Baby Josie

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