Sister Water Project Seeks Volunteers for Service Trip

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The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque are seeking volunteers for a service trip to Honduras with the Sister Water Project September 8-17, 2017.

The Sister Water Project Service Team will help make potable water accessible to people in the rural village of Mejocote, near the town of Gracias in Lempira, Honduras. The team will dig trenches and lay PVC pipes.

Team members must be 18 years old (16 years old if accompanied by a parent/guardian); physically healthy and strong enough to perform strenuous activity at high altitudes; and be willing to participate fully in the work, prayer, and team building of the daily schedule. Team members will also need to obtain a passport that expires after January 1, 2018; travel insurance; and the appropriate vaccines.

The $1,000 mission trip fee includes travel (ground and air from the United States to Honduras), food, and lodging. There is limited scholarship funding available.

Click here for more information and to download an application form.  Applications are due by May 10, 2017, to Pat Sievers at or 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001.

For more information, contact Sr. Kathy Knipper at (563)-583-9786 or

Photo: Members of the 2016 Sister Water Project Service Trip with villagers in La Igual in Honduras.