Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit …

A little dump boy that we fed this summer while in Honduras.

I’ve mentioned before that part of my daily reading schedule is the book of Proverbs. I read the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with the date. For example, today is October 25th, so I read Proverbs chapter 25. That allows me to read through the book of Proverbs every month.

I found it interesting that over the past few days in my reading of Proverbs, there have been SO many verses on the poor and feeding the hungry. Like these…

  • “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” Proverbs 19:17
  • “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” Proverbs 21:13
  • “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

Maybe it had to do with the fact that last Wednesday I was asked if I thought I could help raise $5000 to send beans to the poor of Honduras. I’m always honored to help with things like this. So last Thursday we all began to raise $5000 for beans to go to Honduras. So many of you helped by giving and by posting the information on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

This morning I’m happy to tell you that we raised our $5000 for feeding the poor in Honduras. Wooo Hooo! ┬áTo me this was just another sign that God still wants hungry people fed.

Thanks for all your help. You guys are THE best.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. jasonS says:

    Awesome! Praise God.

  2. Very cool.

    Two things: I just recently was thinking about setting Proverbs as my family’s individual Bible reading plan for November (one day short in the plan, but it can carry over to December 1). Also, just this past weekend my wife and I attended a youth ministry conference hosted by the American Bible Society in New York. One of the items in the gift bag they gave us was “The Poverty and Justice Bible.” I’ve written about it here:

    Here’s to hoping my wife and I can make the Honduras trip SOON. Another member of our church is already excited about going and has even taken the initiative to send supplies, so maybe we can get a group up from NJ.

    Keep it up!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Adam … I’d love to hear more about the bible. And I’d be THRILLED to have you NJ folks join me in Honduras.

      • If my wife and I go, and maybe one other couple, I’m sure interest will build for larger groups.

        I’ll blog more about The Poverty and Justice Bible later. It was funny…when I saw your “I’d love to hear more about the bible” it triggered that old Harding “Let’s study the Bible” reflex. :-)

  3. Marc Tindall says:

    When we were offered the beans and were faced with taking the almost 100,000 pounds, we were a bit fearful of having an invoice for almost $20,000 and being short a good amount of the money. I had about $6500 of flexable funds so, we faced being almost $14,000 short. Frankly, God has never failed to provide the funds when we have had food offered. NEVER. Yet, we humans can only see the short side of things. Today, there are 2 shipping containers loading in Michigan with a total of almost 1,000 sacks of beans (100 pounds ea.) These beans will arrive in port here in about 3 weeks and literally 1,000’s of people will be fed. I went to the supermarket on Saturday and the price of a 4 pound bag of beans had risen to L106 – that translates to $5.60 or $1.40 per pound. We bought the USA beans for $0.12 per pound and the arrival cost will be about $0.20 – a savings per pound of about $1.20 per pound. We serve an awesome God don’t we.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Marc … thanks for ALL you do. I’m honored to be a small part of your work and a tiny part of Gods.

      • Jennie Lee says:

        Me too!!! Having gotten to know you and Terri and be a part of the work you are doing has really changed my life. Thank you all for allowing me to get to know and love you!!!! God has truly blessed us all.

      • Linda Willis says:

        Marc and Terri have done so much for the Honduras people and I am so thankful to have met them and done our small part to help them. They’re an inspiration!

        Trey–you are an inspiration, too! Just look at what you’ve done in the last couple of years for the Honduran people. It only takes an idea to take hold and grow! You’re good at that! I am in awe of your Augment House!

        And I wish I had just a little of your energy!

  4. Stachia says:

    AWESOME! The little boy in the picture is one of the little boys that I played with and blew bubbles with at the dump. So happy to know that he will continue to be fed.

  5. Charlie Medelline says:

    Congrats on raising the money for such an amazing and beneficial cause. Let’s start working on the NEXT $5000!

  6. Tina Cutsinger says:

    We have an Amazing God!

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