"This incident is not going to at all dissuade us from going," said Mark Wilkins, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Crown Point.
A team of 16 church members was on the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras, where First United Methodist Church
has an ongoing mission, Wilkins
Among its projects are helping run a health clinic and working with an orphanage.
Four of the group, all women, were walking on a beach Thursday when someone approached and demanded their backpacks and other belongings, Wilkins
said nobody was hurt in the incident, and Honduran police responded immediately.
A passport belonging to one of the women, a Carmel, Ind. resident who is a member of the mission team, was taken in the robbery, Wilkins
The woman's return home was delayed until later this week while the process for obtaining a replacement passport was completed, Wilkins
Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, helped the mission team with the process, according to Wilkins
"This is something we are incredibly excited about," Wilkins