Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Getting Ready for June Trip


Judy's four duffel bags filled the back of her van on the way to the airport for the June trip to Honduras.  She and her cousin Connie, who had a similar number of duffel bags, made an arrangement with Delta Airlines.  After filling out much paperwork, Delta gave them a discount on taking the extra bags because this is a mission trip! 

The group has now safely arrived in Honduras!

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Scott Reinhart sent this message, as the June NY/HELP mission group leaves for Honduras.
“I am feeling confident that we are well-positioned for a productive week in Honduras.  David (Makepeace) answered all the questions, and made all the arrangements that are possible from here. (Our taxi-driver) Mario and his van will be meeting us at the airport at 2 pm.  I am the last to arrive at 1:30 PM.  All of our reservations are set, project plans communicated, and mountain lodging arranged through Joel (our NY/HELP coordinator in Honduras).  We will be meeting with Joel in Yoro and hashing out the details.  Justo and Judy will go directly to the clinic.  ...  Connie, Shelsea, and I will travel to the lower villages, and arrive at the clinic on Wednesday.  …  We will need to spend time some Yoro time planning for our meetings.  
“Ginger sent the shopping list, so we will also need to do that on Monday (Yoro) knowing that the supplies will need to be organized into two portions for separate destinations.”

We will be posting messages received from the group while they are in Honduras.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Honduran Students Getting Ready for NY Visitors

NY/HELP has a group going to La Laguna, Honduras, in early June! The students at the middle school who have received scholarships from NY/HELP are making rememberances.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

June Mission trip to Honduras!

The mission trip which was postponed in January due to unrest in Honduras following their presidential elections is now about to proceed!

A small group will travel to Honduras the first week of June.  Some will be working with the sewing program. In addition others will be visiting schools in several villages and taking supplies.The group will also be taking new scales, a blood pressure cuff and some medical supplies to the clinic.

As always, your prayers and your support are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mission Trip Still Postponed

The NY/HELP Honduras trip planned for February 2018 has been postponed, due to the uncertain political situation in Honduras. We are hoping to reschedule this mission trip for later this spring.

Please pray for our friends in the communities around La Laguna -- and for ALL the people of Honduras.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Re the February, 2018, Mission Trip

In November presidential elections were held in Honduras and there has been much unrest since then. The  NY/HELP mission trip planned for February is on hiatus at the moment until the unrest has died down and it is deemed safe for the group to go.

In the meantime, the medical clinic in La Laguna is in need of funds to repair their solar power equipment that provides light for the clinic as someone has damaged it and it cannot currently be used.

We ask your prayers for the people in Honduras. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NY/HELP Honduras News Flash

            We are excited to announce that the Mataderos Tribal Council has approved a plan to build another Junior High School in the lower villages for students who cannot reach the Junior High (Centro B├ísico) which we built in the village of Mataderos. This will mean that all students graduating from 6th grade in the tribe will have access to further education.
            As you may recall, we started the Mataderos school after deciding that it was too expensive to send students to our boarding house in the town of Yoro for post 6th grade education. Furthermore, we could only offer the opportunity to a few select students due to the limited space in the boarding house. This school was built room by room to standards set by the Honduran government so as to be certified and supplied with teachers by the government. The cost was about 3500.00 per room. In addition to general support from individuals like you, this school was made possible by the East Side Congregational Church in Binghamton, NY, without whose support this would have been impossible, and  Judy Toner (perennial trip participant), who has labored tirelessly for and given generously to tribal education.
            This year’s February group, with your help, hopes to break ground on the new school. We are asking once again to our education supporters to get behind this effort! Education is a major key to lifting the tribe out of poverty. This has been proven over and over again the world over.
            This is not to diminish the importance of supporting Dr. Comstock and the medical clinic which are equally important and require continuous support.
            Please consider getting actively involved in our funding raising efforts for all the projects in which we are engaged.                                                                        

NY/HELP Core Group