Trip Report: IHM Youth Mission Trip to Honduras - July 23-30, 2019

20 IHM travelers

Christian Alerding

Lucy Bain

Erik Bowes

Lindsey Douglas

Kenzi Gaynor

Ella Johnson

Will Kennedy

Rachel Konesco

Addi Laux

Walt Lewis

Karl Meyer

Taylor Oberlies

Lily Ryan

Annie Sherman

Olivia Urban

Chaperones:

Kathy O’Neil (leader)

Christine Douglas

Mike Kennedy

Jodi Konesco

Joe Meyer


Suitcases of Donations (checked luggage): 28

Work/Donations:

—Painted interior and exterior of Hogar Angeles, a children’s home with 9 kids

—Did extensive Home Makeover of Angeles, providing new bedding, towels, pots & pans, dishes, cups, silverware, laundry baskets, bathroom mirrors, shower curtains, TV stand, curtains, appliances and more —Poured a new cement sidewalk in front of Angeles and helped kids decorate large rocks to line it —Painted a classroom in the Nuevo Paraiso School

—Took 33 bags of food staples to elderly and needy families in Barrio La Insula in the town of Yuscarán —Brought about $1000 worth of school supplies for the start of school next February

—Donated $20 each to 38 Tias, Tíos, and others who work directly for the children

—Provided shoes for several dozen children at Nuevo Paraiso, including nearly all the Santiago teen boys —Made birthday bags of presents for all kids with September and October birthdays

—Donated $100 toward Father Max’s hospital bills (after a rollover car crash)

—Donated $400 toward needs of Pedro Atala homes

—Donated $400 toward needs of Nuevo Paraiso homes (for insect repellent during Dengue Fever outbreak)

Social/Community:

—Held a carnival of games and face painting for all Nuevo Paraiso kids under 13, with RingPops, chips, and juice. —Hosted a movie night for teenage boys and girls with donuts and soda

—Visited Santiago teen boys for a dance party, brought apples, chips, and soda

—Walked the Nuevo Paraíso grade-schoolers to school every weekday morning

—Bought ice cream and visited with Pedro Atala kids on arrival day

—Ate brunch with and listened to Sister Maria Rosa speak about her life and advice for teens

Total cost/spending: $19,494 (not including airfare)