A Note From Donna

Thank you for the kind responses to our newsletter last month where we honored our son. It is still quite hard to absorb our new reality, but we are truly thankful for Harrison’s new reality. I wanted to share something that happened to Phil and...

We have chosen to take what we consider an appropriate pause in reporting this month in order to share our heartfelt sorrow at the passing of our son Harrison on June 23rd. Harrison simply got out of his chair (his soul that is) and went...

I mentioned two big events in last month’s newsletter:  Laura’s graduation and our 40th Anniversary trip.  Both were a huge blessing to us.  Now we are back in Honduras and catching up on the things that were waiting for us when we returned.  It is...

This past month has been full of activity and productive work. In Honduras, Holy Week is a big holiday with businesses closing and people scattering to visit family and the beach. Phil and I stayed at home and took advantage of the opportunity to catch...

Phil and I were able to travel to the U.S. this month to help with Harrison’s care. While there with him, our two daughters joined us, and for the first time in over 2 years, we had all our children in one place. We were...

I had almost forgotten how wonderful it feels to take medical attention and medications to people in need.  The smiles, and sometimes the tears of gratitude, are so inspiring.  And I love to see the joy on the faces of those who come to serve. ...

I want to begin by thanking each of you who prayed for our son’s surgery on January 26th.  Phil and I were able to be there with him for a few days and we are happy to report the surgery went well.  It’s remarkable to...

I sincerely hope that each of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with those you love.  Phil and I stayed in Honduras this year due to concerns about potential protests resulting from the presidential election.  We are happy to report that all has gone remarkably...

I write this note the morning after the Honduran presidential elections.  Unless something dramatic happens, it appears we will have our first ever female president here in Honduras.  Most Hondurans are hopeful that she and her administration will move the country towards economic growth and...

As we kick off our year end giving, your support means even more than usual because what you give doubles this time of year.  We truly feel honored when you commit to giving to Mission UpReach because it communicates a level of confidence in our...

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