(Le Mars) — A group of Gehlen Catholic and Remsen St. Mary’s students and staff left Le Mars today (Tuesday) with the destination of Honduras. Its all part of the Mission Honduras program. Carolyn Bickford will be traveling with the
group. Bickford first traveled to Honduras in 2005, and since then has been on every student trip, plus other travels to Honduras. She says she has lost track
as to how many times she has visited the Central American nation.
This year’s missionary tour to Honduras will involve 35 students and chaperones. Bickford explains the focus for this year’s trip will be to build homes.
Bickford just returned from Honduras about a week ago, as she participated in the “Paul’s Project” when several adults from Le Mars had traveled to the poverty stricken nation to build four homes, in honor of Paul Langel. Bickford explains the three homes that will be built by the Gehlen and Remsen St. Mary’s
group, as well as the four homes built a week ago by the Project Paul team are simple structures, but are greatly appreciated by the Honduran people.
Bickford says many of the Honduran people have nothing, and they are not certain as to where the next meal will come from. She says the people are appreciative of the donated items found inside the gift bags.
The Gehlen-Honduras Mission leader explains the poor living conditions found for many of the people residing in Honduras.
Bickford says the conditions in Honduras are often times hard to imagine, until you see it first-hand.
Honduras Mission Send-off Ceremony