Mission Honduras LeMars: History
Michael Harrington (1928-1989)
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  Mission Honduras LeMars was born in the summer of 2002 when Sister Valerie Knoche (32 years in Honduras) and Sister Barb Zimmer (22 years in Honduras), both Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters from Monroe, Michigan, asked our high school mission program named 'Gehlen Catholic Mission Honduras 'Changing Lives,' to help them raise funds to build a medical clinic in El Guante, Honduras. We began raising money for the construction of this clinic under the high school program, Gehlen Catholic Mission Honduras. In the interim a group of supporters met in the summer of 2002 and began the process of forming a non-denominational, not-for-profit organization, known as 'Mission Honduras LeMars.' In late October 2002 we received our not-for-profit and tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service and began raising money for the clinic under the name Mission Honduras LeMars. In the spring of 2003 the organization reached its goal and construction of the clinic became a reality.
men haul sand to mix cement by hand
                                               Men work on the beginning structure of the clinic
   The clinic framework is put into place  
                                Laying the concrete block into place


    The pictures above show the different stages in the construction of the clinic

Clinica Asistencial La Caridad

Clinica Asistencial La Caridad, built by Mission Honduras LeMars,   2002 - 2003


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