Friday, August 7, 2009

A Message from Honduras

On Thursday, I received a message from Yovany.

He said he was with the group for the past few days. All in the group are fine. There were no problems getting to Yoro with three members of the group, on Sunday, August 02nd and with Dr. Gordon and Selvin, on Monday, Aug 03rd. The 4 volunteers are in La Laguna, working in medical clinic. The other 4 Peace Corps volunteers are working in an up-date of the situation of the watershed and water projects of 4 communities of the Tribe. The past two days. they visited the project of La Laguna and Mataderos and now, they will be in El Paraiso village. When they elaborate the reports, they will analyze it with Communal Water Boards, for repair or improvement of those projects.

One of the Peace Corps volunteers, Andrew found his mom, Nancy and they are working together in La Laguna.

If I hear more, I will post it.

Keep this group in your prayers as they work in these remove villages in Honduras.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Trip had a Bit of an Unusual Start

Gordon lost his passport when leaving the Buffalo to Atlanta plane in Atlanta on Sunday, Aug 2. Fortunately, when he went back looking for it he found the person who had found it! Unfortunately, he was not in time to make the flight to San Pedro Sula with the other three! He managed to get scheduled on the same flight for Monday. His sister Marty & brother-in-law Dan live in Atlanta. I made contact with them & Marty went to the airport and managed to find him. That way he didn't have to spend the night in an airport chair! Monday morning she took him back to the airport and he made his flight.

About 1pm I got an email from another NY/HELPer, Lito Gutiérrez saying he called the clinic nurse, Mirtil, to let her know that Gordon was delayed. This evening about 8:45pm Lito called me to let me know that all were safe in La Laguna now.

The next update will probably be after August 13, when they come down from the mountain and are able to get to an Internet café.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August Mission Trip Begins

This morning the 4 members of the August mission trip to Honduras (Eileen Brittain, Hanna Zetterstrand-Robinson, Nancy Savoy and Gordon Comstock are on their way. They met at the Buffalo Airport at 4am to organize the 8 bags of supplies they are transporting. Their flight was leaving at 6:15am and will arrive in San Pedro Sula, Honduras about 11:15am (1:15pm Eastern Daylight time) to start their 2-week mission.

As we get information, it will be posted here.