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Inauguration of Turicentro

In Memory of Pequeño Zael.
July 27, 2007 - Honduras

The Stevens family underneath the pavilion.

Our NPH family inaugurated a “Turicentro” or Tourist Center, located at our home’s reservoir. The center consists of a large covered pavilion, cement soccer court, retaining walls to help with erosion, a grill and a covered concrete table kiosk for preparing food.

“We wanted something that would benefit all the children,” explains Carl Stevens, whose family and friends from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and California, donated the monies to build the facilities. Carl, his wife Elizabeth and their two sons, Henry and Lucas, arrived last July from the U.S., to volunteer for one year.

Carl is an engineer by trade and his skills have been put to good use working in our maintenance department and overseeing construction projects throughout the Ranch. Elizabeth, a Biology teacher, has taught English and Science classes in our on-site school.

The inauguration of the Center was dedicated in the name of Zael, a 17-year old pequeño who recently passed away in a drowning accident. Zael’s father and his four brothers attended the event in his honor. Our chaplain, Father Reinhold, blessed the buildings and encouraged the children not to fear the place where this accident occurred. He said God consecrated this area and its surroundings to be enjoyed by all.

Monica Gery
Home Correspondent




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