Lincoln student on a mission of helping the less fortunate

Lincoln student on a mission of helping the less fortunate

LINCOLN - Robert Fredette, the son of Robert Fredette and Erin Casey-Fredette of Lincoln and a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, traveled to Lima, Peru, with 12 fellow students this summer. The group stayed with Christian Brothers in the Canto Grande neighborhood.

The missionary students and the entire Bishop Hendricken community spent months prior to the trip collecting needed supplies and donations, which they transported to the needy of Lima. The Lincoln Lions Club made a generous donation toward the effort.

While in Peru, the students constructed homes, visited orphanages with upward of 800 children and a rehabilitation hospital for severely disabled children. While on the trip, the students had no access to electronics, and only limited electricity. They lived simply in an effort to identify with the less fortunate people they visited.

This was Fredette's second service immersion trip; the first was to Vanceburg, Ky., where he learned about the economic challenges of Appalachia and engaged in services such as constructing homes, farming, and visiting community members.

Fredette is a member of the National Honor Society, Mock Trial Team, Science Olympiad team, a student ambassador and the varsity baseball team which won the Division 1 state championship at McCoy Stadium in June.

He was chosen by the campus ministry to be a peer minister in the 2013-2014 school year, a position reserved for a select group of seniors.