Hi everyone! Welcome! My name is Ryan Slattery. This blog is meant to be the avenue for which friends and family back home can share in my experience in Trujillo, Honduras at La Finca del Niño (Farm of the Child). Bear with me as I also attempt to explore the intricacies of the "blog life." I hope you enjoy!
Come May, I will be graduating from The Catholic University of America with my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance repping a swanky hot pink hood at the ceremony (pic to your right). I am super excited for this upcoming experience! It all started after my mission trip to Punta Gorda, Belize (also pictured to your right) and ever since, I've felt the pull to do Long-Term service. Though it only lasted 10 days, the experience has had a lasting impact on my life. I am looking forward to witnessing to the people of Honduras, sharing our stories, and all in a different language!LA FINCA
"Motivated by a love for Christ and the desire to follow God's will, founders Vincent and Zulena Pescatore founded the first Farm of the Child in the remote rainforests of El Peten, Guatemala in 1987. After establishing an orphanage, clinic, and school, Vincent & Zulena were called to then begin an orphanage in Honduras. In 1993, they began construction of Finca del Niño, in the northern coast of Honduras outside the town of Trujillo. Shortly thereafter, Vincent Pescatore died in a tragic plane crash in the mountains near the Finca del Niño.
Today, his vision and this beautiful mission continues thanks to the grace of God, a partnership with the Central American Order of Franciscan Sisters, international missionaries, the love of Zulena and the Pescatore family, and that of our devoted Board members & employees."
"Farm of the Child USA is a Catholic, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Finca del Niño HONDURAS, a non-profit mission modeled on the Holy Family that educates, protects, and promotes healing and spiritual formation for orphaned and abandoned children, and families in the local community."
I hope this blog is to your liking. I ask also for your support while following me on this journey mainly in prayer. That being said, every missionary is asked to raise approximately $10,000 before traveling to the country, so your financial support is also greatly appreciated. If you feel so inclined as to make a donation, click here
to find my donation page. There are a variety of donation options and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generosity.