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Honduras Mission Trip: January 7-12, 2012
|On January 7, 2012, sixteen Limestone Church members and friends (photo at Newark airport) left for a nine-day mission trip to Honduras. The group will work in a rural mountain community named San Francisco for a week, under the direction of Tim and Gloria Wheeler, the mission workers that our church supports in Honduras. The Wheelers work for both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Heifer Project International. They have visited Limestone and have led a program here on their mission work in Honduras. Pastor Carolyn Gillette, who is organizing the trip, has led eight mission trips to Honduras, all hosted by the Wheelers. Our church group will work side by side with members of a rural community near Copan to dig and pour foundations for houses and to make cement blocks to be used in construction. The doctor and nurse who are going on this mission trip will be providing a medical clinic for the community and surrounding area.|
|Our mission trip team took with them two hundred pounds of Spanish books for children as part of Catherine Gillette’s Children Are Reading, Earning, Succeeding (C.A.R.E.S.) project. Their luggage also took more solar BOGO flashlights to give people there. The solar lights that our previous mission trip group took have been very popular in rural Honduras and make a good connection to our church with solar panels on our sanctuary roof. The team also took funds raised to help those in Honduras; including funds from the special baptism offerings that Limestone Presbyterian Church has in honor of children being baptized that are given to help other children in need.|
|Saturday, January 7|
|Sixteen of us will leave from Newark Airport and fly to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Honduras is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Please pray for Tim and Gloria Wheeler, who work for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Heifer Project International; they will be our hosts.||
|Sunday, January 8|
|We will travel to a rural mountain community of about sixty families where we will spend the week. Though the community is very poor, it is in a very beautiful location, with mountains and trees all around. Please pray for people who work to protect the environment in Honduras, and for Deacon Meghan Gloyd*, a team member who is studying for her Master's Degree in environmental concerns at the University of Delaware. Pray also for Pastor Carolyn Gillette*, who is leading this mission trip.|
|Monday, January 9
Much of our work this week will be digging foundations (with shovels), mixing cement, and making concrete blocks one at a time with a block press. Please pray for Tim Sherry, a building contractor in our group. Pray also for Rebecca Sherry and Dwayne Pragg, some of our (16!) hard workers, and for the Hondurans with whom we will be working to build houses.
Tuesday, January 10
(Limestone Church members and staff are marked with an *)
|Why do we send people on a mission trip instead of just sending money?
Mission trips can be a life-changing experience; they help participants:
|Special thanks to the Ghanaian Presbyterian Fellowship that rented a large van and took our Mission Trip Team from Wilmington, Delaware to Newark, New Jersey. The photo is of Ghanaian leaders Mawuna Gardesey and Ebenezer Kotei.|
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