College Kids Spending Spring Break … Working in a Dump

Workers at the Tegucigalpa dump. The second is carrying a big bag of plastic bottles that he has been digging through the trash to gather. He'll turn in for money at the recyclers.

My son Parker is in Honduras this week for Spring Break. His group went with Marc Tindall to the dump yesterday to feed the people there. He told me last night that he met a man named Juan at the dump who was carrying a big bag of plastic bottles that he’d been gathering all morning.  Juan’s job in this world is to work in the dump and dig through garbage to find plastic bottles to recycle so he can have a very small amount of money for his family.

When Juan came over to eat a bowl of beans and rice that was brought in for him, Parker and his friend, Melissa, asked Juan if they could take his bag while he ate and pick up some plastic bottles for him.  At first Juan was embarrassed to let them help but then changed his mind. Parker and Melissa took the dirty bag and went and dug through the garbage for Juan while he ate his lunch.

I asked Parker what it was like to do this. I believe his exact words were … “Dad, it was a good, crazy, gross and very humbling experience.”  

Thanks for giving on Dump Day each year … and thus making weekly feedings at the dump possible. Just a reminder that this year’s Dump Day is coming up on May 2nd. I hope you’ll consider helping with this so we can keep this ministry going.

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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. Glenna says:

    Parker loves it there doesn’t he?

    • Trey Morgan says:

      He really does. It’s become his second home. He’d go a dozen times a year if we could afford it.

      Funny thing is, on our first trip ever, he tried so hard to back out because he thought he wouldn’t like it. :)

  2. I once asked the congregation to home and in the afternoon and read Mark 18 for the evenings lesson.

    When we assembled again, I asked by a show of hands who read Mark 18; some laughed, but some held up their hands.

    After seeing hands raised I told them the evening lesson would be on lying.

  3. That last comment went on the wrong post. Sorry

  4. You’ve got some good kids, bro.

  5. Jo Baird says:

    Hooray for Parker! Way to go, young man. I am so proud of you.

  6. paul says:

    It’s great when children use their spring break time to combine the pleasant with the useful. My children are too little to take part in similar adventures as your son did but I also want them to be respectful towards others whose lives are not so happy when they grow up. You should be proud of them. As for my family I spent this year’s spring break discovering some new spots in our native Toronto and we visited the Toronto Zoo. My children were impressed and they even took part in the contest to choose the name for the new bear. A great experience that I can recommend to all families.

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