Honduras and Nicaragua revisited by Francesca Hoyle

Francesca & Trino Sanchez, President of COMAL, CAFOD's partner in Honduras

Francesca & Trino Sanchez, President of COMAL, CAFOD's partner in Honduras

The experience of my overseas trip with CAFOD  is still very much alive and kicking in both my memory and daily living.

Each time I present my memories and experiences of my visit to Honduras and Nicaragua in February this year to other people I can’t fail to be moved again by the hardships and injustices felt by those we met, yet their vision of hope and community spirit to take charge and make a difference in their own lives always shines through.

My listeners must have been equally touched by my enthusiasm and I beam every time they mention how passionate they feel I am.

That’s the reason why I applied to go on the trip, so I could come back to the UK and make a connection across the world. I’m thrilled that it has obviously worked!

Francesca with the IMPACT Youth Group in Preston

Francesca with the IMPACT Youth Group in Preston

I have spoken to university students, parish groups, youth groups and held CAFOD fundraising events to help boost my Great North Run CAFOD funds! I’ve spoken recently at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Preston, and I was very grateful to be able to reach a couple of congregations to encourage them to sign the Climate Justice postcard.

I’m looking forward to other events where I can share my experiences and photos – for bookings please see Rosa or Patrick – my CAFOD social secretaries! Beforehand I hoped that my trip to Central America would be life-changing.  Without a doubt it has been and I’m blessed for it.

In action at a house group
In action at a house group

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2 thoughts on “Honduras and Nicaragua revisited by Francesca Hoyle

  1. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    – Marc Shaw

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