Davis helping local students help other students
INDIANAPOLIS — A local student will be helping other local students make a difference in another country in the coming month.
Adam Davis, an Argos High School grad, a freshman at Butler University and a 19-year member of St. Michael Catholic Church will be traveling to Honduras May 12-19 for the Butler Catholic Community’s annual mission trip. Davis will be among 10 students from Butler, Indiana University, and Ball State working with an organization called Sociedad Amigos De Los Niños in order to improve facilities, health care, and education of the Honduran children of a nearby orphanage.
This is the 10th year that Butler’s Catholic Community has taken a mission trip overseas. The group get’s together for Mass weekly and Adam was happy to join workers to the Central American country. A longtime member of St. Michael’s Parish in Plymouth, he is also proud of the contribution that they were able to make to his trip.
“I’ve been attending St. Michael’s since I was a little boy,” he said. “I can’t believe how much support they gave us. They had a week long collection of school supplies for us to take. My high school (Argos High School) had a similar drive and thanks to them we are able to take a lot of school supplies to Honduras for the students there.”
The supplies will be a welcome sight for those in Honduras.
“It’s the second poorest country in the hemisphere and the kids there will be very happy to have the supplies,” said Adam. “We’ll be working with an orphanage there for some of the time we are there. The group we work with has ongoing projects and each group that goes down takes up a project where the previous one left off so I’m not totally sure what we will be doing when we get there.”
Adam knows one thing.
“I really want to say thank you to the staff and students at St. Michael and Argos High School for all they did to help the kids in Honduras.”