14 Volunteers Travel to Honduras with the Sister Water Project


The Dubuque Franciscans sent a team of 14 volunteers to Honduras with the Sister Water Project on Saturday, September 24.

Volunteers for the service trip are: Tyla Cole, Rachel Dancer, Brian Gilligan, Sam Gilligan, Steve Kennedy, Zachary Little, Pastor Heidi McGinness, Erin McGrane, Sister Nancy Miller, OSF, Mary Beth Myers, Sister Terri Rodela, OSF, Jane Shey, Mary Stephany, and Sue Webber.  The team joins Sisters Pat Farrell, OSF, and Mary Beth Goldsmith, OSF, in Honduras.

“We are most grateful for this new team and their willingness to break out of their comfort zones and experience a new language, a new culture, a new world,” said Sister Carol Besch, OSF, at a send-off Mass on Friday evening, September 23,

While in Honduras until September 30, 2016, the team will help make potable water accessible to people in the rural village of La Iguala, near the town of Gracias in Lempira by digging trenches, laying PVC pipes, and installing a water tank and pump.