S: St Christopher Nicaragua Mission Trip January 2011
FC: ST CHRISTOPHER NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP JANUARY 13 - 21, 2011
1: Sinai Retreat Center The complex includes a chapel, meeting hall and 4 dormitories. Painting of dormitory "A" was accomplished by the group. | Santa Anna Parish- Nandaimi Eye exam & eyeglasses provided to 200 people. 35-50 others referred to medical missions for follow-up. | Teustepe Distribution Center Boxes of donated goods and food from WNY are distributed at this location. | How WNY Helps Nicaragua | Jesus del Rescate Shrine Built with the support and generous WNY donations of goods and funds.
2: Dormitory "A" | Desks, tables & chairs donated from WNY are staged in the future church & meeting hall. | UNDER CONSTRUCTION !!! | Sanai Retreat Center | Chapel | Future Courtyard & Dormitories "C" & "D"
3: St. Christopher Team Paints Dormitory "A" | Elaine | Sister Mary Laura | Monica | Rachelle | Diane | Loretta
4: Painting Outside Dormitory A | Ann | Foreman Don Martin with Ann Marie | Don Martin's son & friend | The Painting Crew | Monica | Linda & Monica with Don Martin
5: St. Christopher Team Members with local workers of the Sinai Building Project | Fr Alfonso & Ken | Paul, Fr Alfonso & Linda | Lunch-time Ann Marie Zon prepared lazy galumpki & other delicious dishes for the work crew.
6: The Preparation Above: Sorting eyeglasses by prescription. Below: Fitting Don Isidro with glasses (Ann Marie Zon's house caretaker). | Eyeglass Distribution St Anne Parish in Nandaime
7: Nandaime People An overflow crowd was already assembled upon the Team's arrival -- 90 minutes before the schedule start time. The St Christopher Team was amazed at the response. | Prayer St Christopher parishioner Ann Reister leads the team in a brief prayer before the Eyeglass Distribution.
8: Eyeglass Distribution Process Registration, Eye Examination, Communication, Analysis, Eyeglass Selection & Frame Adjustments | Eye exams using refractors -- Compliments of the Newfane & Hamburg Lions Clubs | Local translators help with communications | Understand the need | Find the closest prescription | A near-perfect fit !!!
9: Eye Glass Distribution Team | Nandaime Translators Paula, Bertha, Jeannine, Cristina & Luz Not Shown: Lucia | St Christopher Team Rear: Ken, Ann, Paul, Kathy Front: Linda, Jim | Team with St Anne Support Staff
10: Welcome Celebration thanking St Christopher & WNY for the many years of generous donations to Nicaragua. | Teustepe Distribution Center
11: Town of Tesutepe | Distribution Center Staff Cruz & Beatriz with Ann Marie
12: Boxed Goods Dispersement | Teustepe Distribution Center
13: People of Teustepe
14: Donated food is delivered monthly to elderly and disabled people. | Teustepe Distribution Center Food Delivery
15: Scenes during Food Delivery
16: Jesus del Rescate Shrine (Jesus the Redeemer)
17: Stained Glass Windows Donated from WNY | Pews and Sound System Donated from WNY
18: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Occurs every Thursday in every Church in Nicaragua. Repose of the Blessed Sacrament is after 5 PM mass including a procession. | WNY Donations
19: Fr Alfonso Alvarado Lugo & Ann Marie Zon
20: Nicaragua Mission Project People
21: St Christopher NIcaragua Mission Team Rear: Ken Goulding, Jim Carlins, Loretta Carlins, Paul Iorio, Kathy Brunner Mid: Elaine Puchlerz, Monica Stange, Rachelle Uschold, Linda Czarnecki, Ann Reister, Diane Germain Front: Sr Mary Laura Lesniak and 3 local children