2018 Team

2018 Team
2018 Team in the original church built for Suyapa

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Work Day #5

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - afternoon

The Kuemper group continues to have unusual experiences here. Monday night after our Junta Gathering the power went out in Nueva Capital. We are told this is a rare experience. It was a neat experience to be dark up here on the mountain but still see the lights below in the city. Fortunately it did not last a long time and cheers were heard around the neighborhood as the lights returned. The thunderstorm earlier not only refreshed the parched land but seemed to refresh our missioners as well. There was much more energy in the group as the students gathered to talk with the Honduran boys in the hall. There was a lot of laughter from a group of adults gathered in the library as well.

Tuesday dawned bright as ever with freshness provided by the rain. A crew headed to the houses. The interior of house two is completely painted and we only need to finish the bottom half on the exterior. House one is wired for electric and door locks installed. We should pretty much have the houses completed by the end of the afternoon other than some special touches.

A group of Students and adults stayed at the school to visit all the classrooms this morning to teach the songs to the children. Things went more smoothly this morning. They alternated between classroom visits and building bunk beds.

We continue to deliver the gift bags. One girl this morning lived way below where the school is. It was quite a trip by pick-up. She told the students that she gets up at 4am in order to get ready and then walk 1 hour 45 minutes to school in order to be there by 6:45am. These kids really are amazing.

This afternoon was more of the same. We finished the houses this afternoon!! (Just need some final touches.) We finished delivering the gift bags!! We continue with the classroom visits and work on the bunk beds. We will be leaving early in the morning for our excursion. First we will go to see the Statue of Christ that stands high above the city. Then we will travel to the Mother Theresa Home to help with feeding some very at risk children. We’ll return for a late lunch at the school. Time is flying by and we are set to finish strong on our projects and soak in the joy found in our new friends here.


  1. Hello Katelyn!

    We all miss you so much! We are so proud of everything that you are doing, so keep the good work up! You have't missed much from Iowa, except for Quinn getting asked out. It's been pretty rainy lately in Iowa, so enjoy the sun while you can!

    Miss you!

  2. Prayers from Mrs. Tigges's 1st Graders! God Bless all of you on the wonderful things that you are doing! Way to go Kuemper Kids!

  3. Awesome work Team Kuemper. I hope your travels today went well and good to see your got your "Coke in a bag"!

  4. Hi MiKayla-It looks like you are having a good time, but I'm ready for you to come home. I can't wait to see you on Friday and to FINALLY have someone to pick on again. Love you! <3

  5. Looking at the pictures and reading the blogs make me smile inside and out.
    You are all doing amazing things in Honduras.
    God's Blessings and peace continue to be with each of you as you continue to do God's Work!!
    Diane Badding

  6. You have all been on a "Labor of Love" & doing God's work. It is easy to see the smiles all around you. Am so proud of all of you for all the good you are doing.Enjoy seeing you all work together & the connection you have with the Hondurans.Looking forward to seeing you all again & hearing your stories. Miss you Ed & Jordan--te amo

  7. The blessings you are all receiving for doing God's work will be mind blowing in the days to come. Good work Kuemper team your family and friends are so proud of you and miss you very much! Am praying for safe travels for you as you come home to your families.

  8. From Mrs. Stipe's religion class to Mr. Mac,

    Hello from all of us!! We have been praying for you all week. We admire the work you are doing there.
    Ceanna says "HI!"
    Grant says "Keep the beard Mr. Mac!"
    Brooklyn says "I can not wait until I can go to Honduras too!"
    Gavin says "Get the W and accomplish your goal of building the houses!"
    We all miss you and wish you safe travels home!

  9. Dave, Janet, Fr. Doug and the rest of the mission team - So glad to hear that everything has been going so well. It has been a lot of fun to follow along each day. We couldn't believe the thunderstorm that you had. Make the most of your last day there and give our Honduran friends an extra hug for us. We'll be anxious to hear more details when you get back. Jim & Mary Klein