Greetings! All the Mt Michael students with their dads arrived in time to Mexico. We made it out of Mexico City in record time. Arrived to the village where Br Dustin had a big taco dinner ready for us. After a nice meal around the campfire we said our night prayers and then rolled out the sleeping bags.
Tomorrow mass at 10 am for the villagers and we begin work on two houses.
Today we had our first day of work. We started out with mass with the villagers at 10, Fr. Dan and Fr. Eamon celebrated. The day was pretty warm, but soon turned to rain. We still started to work on the houses because we don't have any time to spare!
We have three groups working, two on the house and one on furniture. The first house has all the walls up and the windows and doors are framed. Tomorrow we will start the roof and mixing the cement.
The missionaries started a big village wide soccer game with all the children; the people have been good to us, we are eating like kings: tacos all you can eat!
Sorry for not being able to get emails out each day. Lots of great work being done. Will be painting both houses on outside tomorrow and stucco on the inside. We are even a little ahead of schedule. Even enough energy to play soccer and fly some kites this evening. What s great bunch of young men and of course older guys. Hope to get to town again tomorrow.
News from Mexico, projects are done, last night was house blessing, dinner with the villagers and fireworks. They are off to Mexico City today today and a hotel bed and shower! Will see everyone tomorrow!
Fathers, Sons, and Staff on Mission 2014:
Mike Alfieri, Ian Alfieri, Zach Frevert, John Cronin, Marcus Cronin, Collin Donahue, Miles deMayo, Gus deMayo, Austin Ramaekers, Brian Engel, Cameron Engel, Andy Johannes, David Ernst, Will Ernst, Nick O'Brien, Seth Gruber, Rowan Gruber, Ben Connealy, Robbie Glover, Frederick Guernsey, Andrew Ernst, Chris Kalkowski, Logan Kalkowski, Young Joon Park, Michael Cullen, Ashton Legenza, Eric Sullivan, Link Luff, Conor Luff, Harrison Hohman, Jim Steier, Mick Steier, Tommy Farhart, Mike Whitaker, Andrew Whitaker, Jacob Eyth, Dave Cormier, Jin Seo Kim, Dujin Lee, Tim Struckman, Alex Hynes, David Choi, Fr. Daniel Lenz OSB