First, the team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for their generous and gracious giving at the Elementary Christmas concert to help with the project at Jericho Ministries. We are humbled and so grateful to have received approximately $3000 from the offering and $2000 from others within the community who heard about our mission. Thank you! We feel incredibly blessed and hope to share how their donations are helping and will help the ministry and the team as they go on this mission.

Second, Betsy Hake, the leader at Jericho Ministries, as well as Elvia Forgas, the leader at the children’s home outside Tegucigalpa, have sent a list of items that will help out their children greatly. Here are some of the items that we are looking to take with us and that you can donate:

  • new school supplies
  • socks and underwear (children and teenager sizes)
  • white polo shirts (all sizes)
  • bandaids and antibiotic creams

We will be leaving room in our suitcases to take these items, but if you have a heart to provide for some of these things, you can also donate a sum of money towards that and we can buy some of these items while we’re in Honduras, too!

Third, the famous Honduras Nickel Drive is coming! It will begin on Monday, January 14th and run two weeks until January 25th. So save up your change to help your class win the challenge and help out the kids at Jericho! Further details to come.

The team is still looking for further fundraising opportunities. If you have ideas or opportunities for us, please contact Krystal Rempel at or call me at the school.

Thank you for your help with this!

Sincerely, Mrs. Rempel, Mr. Braam, Abby W, Lindsay H, and Katriel H.