Saturday, October 4 - And So It Begins

Buenas Noches from Honduras! 

Our St. Anthony of Padua Mission Group arrived on Saturday, October 4th in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  After claiming and loading luggage and supplies, our group traveled in a caravan (two buses and four trucks) to the Franciscan School.  New friends from the school and the mission greeted each other like old friends!  We celebrated a bilingual mass together and enjoyed a 7th grade student presentation sharing the ancestral heritage of the Honduran people.  The welcome was warm and gracious!  Our evening was filled with dancing, laughter, good conversation, and a very delicious meal.  At evening's end, we each departed with a host family with whom we would spend the night.  What a blessed beginning! On a personal note, this contributor's host family had two teenage daughters that sweetly kissed my sister and me goodnight.  We now have "family" in Honduras!  God's journey for us here is rich and rewarding already!

Matthew 28:19    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.