Monday, April 03, 2017 afternoon
I guess those prayers were answered quickly. Just in time we returned from the work site to be hit by a thunderstorm with some torrential rains. Hopefully it hit the area that was having the fires. Even though it is far from here, we could see the haze over Tegucigalpa. Perhaps we also sent some of our sunshine to Iowa per requests.
It was a productive day again. 16 of the gift bags have been delivered and most of the missioners have shared in the joy of presenting to the families all the donations sent from Iowa. There were many smiles from the children and the parents were very appreciative. House one has been painted completely on the inside and half the exterior. House two was completely built by mid afternoon and we have a good start on the painting. We began to visit some classes in the morning but had to suspend it for now as all crews were busy. Hopefully tomorrow we can get to many more of the rooms.
The thunderstorm sent us inside for awhile to relax before dinner (or supper if you prefer). We will have to do a bit of mopping up as there were some leaks in the library. Quick thinking by grabbing buckets and moving mattresses, etc… kept everything mostly dry. We look forward to another evening in Honduras. We have moved our visit to the Mother Theresa home for needy children to Wednesday in order to wrap up the work on the houses tomorrow. God bless you all and thank you for the prayers.
Dan Messerich – 4/3/17
Day 6 here in Honduras. I feel like I finally got the time to set down and type a line or 2 to you all back home. We came in last Wednesday and we’ve been busy working here. It is kind of fun and interesting trying to communicate in Spanish. I hear it’s cold and rainy there. We are getting all the heat and dryness down here. The locals say it cold here, but I’m sweating a lot. I hope the weather is nice when I get back. I’m looking forward to hanging outside with you in the warm Iowa sun.
Ed Heim 4/3/17
Hello to all back in Iowa. The weather today has been hot and remains dry, unlike what I hear about Iowa. We are staying at a school here in Honduras, and it’s interesting to watch the students gather for school. They can’t wait to get inside. Helped deliver gift bags to a few families this morning and they appreciate it so much, it was very gratifying. The houses are coming along and painting began today. The parents of these students should be proud of them - I know I am. Thanks for all the prayers that everyone has sent our way, and to Karen “ miss you” te amo
We didn’t blog how much Dave is missing you (Gregg) because he can’t hardly get the words out with a dry eye. Thanks for all your support and the support all our friends and families have given us to make this mission possible. We are having a great mission!!!!
Hi mom, thanks for the blog post. Hello to all the Christ the King and St. Mary parishioners. Thanks for your support and prayers. The week is going quickly but we are getting a lot done. I really enjoyed one of the girls from the house we are building. Her name is Rosita and is ten years old. She wanted a picture with me today and told me she did not want us to leave on Friday.