MY FAITH WAS TOO SMALL: Wow! What an incredible day yesterday’s Dump Day was. I’m more than a little blown-away by the events that took place yesterday, and I’m still trying to process the amazing things that happened. In one day we raised just over $25,000 for the people of the Tegucigalpa, Honduras dump. I will be the first to admit, my faith was TOO small. I was thinking maybe $10k, but $25k never crossed my mind. AND THEN … about 6 p.m. when we had just reached 19k, and everything had about stopped coming in, I was contacted by Bobby Moore from Bread for a Hungry World with an offer too good to be true. He told me that he wanted to get involved with the Honduras work, and if we’d raise $25k, he would match it with another $25k. Everyone went back to work to raise that last $6k and last night at about 11:00 p.m. we cleared $25,000, which made a grand total for yesterday a little over $50,000.00 for the dump fund. You guys are amazing and God is good! To me yesterday was just another example that God still wants the hungry people of this world fed.
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE EXTRA MONEY? With more money that we ever thought, someone asked what can we do with the extra? Marc Tindall, missionary in Honduras, said this, “I recently met with the city of Tegucigalpa and started planning for a health center – a place where medical brigades can come in to help with the needs of the poor in the dump and a place where we can minister to people. With $50k, we can feed people and begin construction.” He also mentioned with those funds we could start getting kids out of the dump. God had bigger plans than we did yesterday.
DONATIONS: If you haven’t given and still want to, please feel free to give. I promise, we’re not going to be able to over-give to the dump ministry. If you want to give, you can find the best way to give by clicking here. If you pledged, please don’t forget to send your check.
FAST: There were SO many who participated in the 30 hour fast. I personally think that was one of the things that made Dump Day so successful. We had the chance to get involved financially, but the fast gave us the chance to get involved physically as well. Marc Tindall’s wife, Terri, had a great blog this morning on what she thought about the fast and Dump Day. It’s a great piece, if you want to read it here.
STORIES: There were so many inspirational stories yesterday. Stories about kids giving their birthday money to the dump, and a little boy named Christopher that had given up ice cream and gave the money instead to the dump fund. How about Childress Elementary School children bringing over $700 to school for the dump fund? Inspirational! And, I can’t wait to tell you the amazing story of who God used to tell Bread for a Hungry World about our Dump Day and helped us get the additional $25k (tomorrow… maybe
YOU MADE THE DIFFERENCE: You did an awesome job spreading the word. You used Twitter, Facebook, email and every other source to let people know about what was going on. Thank you!
PICTURES: Here are a few pictures from yesterday’s feeding at the dump. These people ate, and will continue to eat … because you gave.
A pickup full of food for the people at the dump. Parker … I’m thinking “haircut” right now.
THIS is exactly why we give.
People lined up waiting for their turn to get some food.
They have no clean water, so drinking water is a precious thing at the dump.
Thank you, thank you and thank you for yesterday!