DUMP DAY FOLLOW UP AND UPDATES

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! :)

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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. Steve says:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. — Ephesians 3:20-21
    I fasted…and got sick. And every time I noticed my head hurting, I thought about the people who face pain all day long because they can't eat. And every time I threw up, I thought about the people who are sick BECAUSE what they eat is not what their bodies can tolerate.
    And I praised God for all that he was doing through so many people yesterday…and the verses from Ephesians kept coming to me. And it occurred to me – we cannot imagine what each dollar will do in the course of time. We cannot comprehend what awesome things God will do with the small gifts that were made to help people that most of us have never seen. And as the tears rolled down my face, I could not help but thank God for all that he has done for me.
    Count me in for next year!

  2. Lori says:

    Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
    make known his deeds among the peoples!
    Sing to him, sing praises to him;
    tell of all his wondrous works!
    Psalm 105:1-2

  3. Anonymous says:

    Trey, You should feel very humbled today. Through you, God has provided for these people to eat and get medical care. I know your mission isn't finished, but just for today, sit back and bask in the fact that without your initiative and God's Hands none of this would have happened. I'm so very proud to call you my cousin and my brother in Christ!

  4. lovey says:

    To God be the Glory! I like Steve got physically sick and I have a whopper of a migraine this morning, but I would do it again.It makes me realize even more what these people are going through everyday.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I had a headache and my stomach made noises asking for food a substance I rarely if ever deprive myself of, but in my mind all day long were the people who live, eat, and exist in the dump. The video was more than eye opening it truly opened my soul. I have shared this site and video with any one that stops next to me for longer than 2 minutes. I am so proud of being involved even if only a small part with these efforts. Trey I have always respected and admired you. The work you are doing is amazing. I thank you for your guidence in my walk with God. I know I saw his work yesterday.
    MM in Amarillo

  6. Gallagher says:

    Speechless…simply speechless! Whenever a preacher/minister is speechless it is a GREAT THING! I am sure many Christian stand speechless today because of the powerful message the followers of Christ sent yesterday to the dump people of Honduras!

    Let us no more say something cannot be done. For it was Jesus who said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God." (Mark 10.27)

    Trey, for bringing this effort to the forefront, may the God of Heaven continually bless you and give many more open doors to bring the gospel.

    To all who fasted, prayed, contributed and told others…let us glory in our Father who makes all things possible.

    Wow! My God is so BIG, so STRONG and so MIGHTY…there's NOTHING my GOD cannot do!

  7. TREY MORGAN says:

    Lea was sick last night too. I'm guessing we're all just not very good at fasting :)

    I loved Terri Tendall's thoughts on the fast. She said, "When I broke my fast, I couldn't help but think how blessed I was to have the option to break my fast. Many go hungry everyday with no option to break their fast." Well said, Terri.

    And, yes I am very humbled by all this … and we'll give God all the glory.

  8. Doug Young says:

    Incredible Trey! Simply incredible. God bless you and everyone who responded to God's call to action.

    Love you bro!

  9. Katherine says:

    I have truly learned that God can DO anything…just like He promises in the Bible…especially when the Body gets involved and answers His call in faith!!

    Thank you for continuing to bring these people to our attention, for giving us the opportunity to help and be the hands and feet of Jesus to them-even from far away.

    I love what God is doing through you and through those who are reaching these people!! May the continue to be fed not only by physical food, but also the Bread of Life where they will never hunger again.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Trey, I think I might have used the word "humbled" wrong in the context of what I was trying to say. I meant that you should have a feeling of self-satisfaction. And I know that it would not be in a boastful way. That still doesn't say exactly what I want it to say. I'm usually not at a loss for words but your selfless acts amaze me so much that I can't express myself the way I want to.

  11. Carolyn V. says:

    Trey, I praised HIM today as I do everyday, and I am so grateful and BLESSED that so many wonderful people "loved unconditionally" yesterday just as our LORD and SAVIOR does every single day of our lives. Sometimes we be believe our own lives are 'unbearable,' then we get a "wake up call" such as the "Dump Day" and video that lets us know that we can overcome ALL obstacles through HIM! GOD is GREAT! NEVER underestimate the power of prayer! Trey, you are an AMAZING individual! You have begun a "revolution" (so to speak) of COMPASSION. I know this year's 'anniversary' will be a memorable one for you. As I said before, GOD had a GREAT Plan for you, my friend. And I am BLESS to call you MY friend! GOD BLESS!

  12. Peter P says:

    $50K is a truly humbling amount.

    Even in my most flippant moments, I didn't come close to suggesting that much to you!

    It makes the paltry amount we pledged seem, well, paltry!

    I'm so happy for the people at the Dump and praise God for his bounteous provision!

  13. TREY MORGAN says:

    Anonymous – I understand exactly where you're coming from. It's hard to put my thumb on all the emotions I'm feeling today.

    Carolyn – Thank you, my friend.

  14. Tamie says:

    Amazing God, incredible images and unfathomable love.

    And wow, has Parker ever grown since Tulsa! :)

  15. Adam Gonnerman says:

    Amazed and thankful here. I'm especially impressed that Marc already had an idea of a health clinic in mind and, even more, that God had plans to get it going. This is what I've been hoping for since I first heard about this last year. Urgent needs first (food, water) then steps to break the cycle of poverty. Benevolence and then development. It's good and God is great.

  16. TREY MORGAN says:

    Adam – I knew you'd love that. I thought of you immediately from our past conversations. The dream and vision has always been there … it's just the money that's been needed. Now, we can do something about that :)

  17. Anonymous says:

    Gary S. Glory and praises to God and His Power. As one serves others, he serves himself. fo

  18. Kim says:

    WOW!! HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!! I don't think we have even begun to see what God has planned for the dump people. I am overwhelmed with emotions and thankfulness today.

  19. Deb ;) says:

    "Ask, and it shall be given unto you." What an amazingly awesome God we serve! How mighty He is to answer prayer in the way He did yesterday! You are equally amazing, Trey. I am so blessed to call you friend! Because of your efforts to educate all of us about The Dump, the people who survive there will continue to be touched by God through YOU! God Bless You!

  20. Sherry says:

    There are no words except PRAISE to our God (El Roi), The God Who Sees! He sees need & He sees hearts through the lens of eternity.

    Grateful & honored to be linked in heart & soul with all who fasted, prayed,& gave yesterday. The God we serve together is so good!

    Sherry Hubright

  21. Anonymous says:

    I have again seen the hand of God at work. The goodness of his people is truly a sight to behold. All things are possible through love, faith, and prayer. Praise and honor to Him. Trey, thanks for being the leader to the rest of us. Gary S.

  22. jel says:

    WOOHOO! WAY TO GO Y'ALL!!

    HOPE LEA,is feeling better today!

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