Welcome to Santa Ana, Honduras. A place so poor that people live in shelters made of sticks and garbage bags at the city dump, so they can find scraps of food to eat. One person witnessing this for the first time said, “I gotta tell you that I wasn’t prepared for this experience. The smell was what you would expect only stronger.” Another said, “These people were filthy and smelly. Some of their hands had so much black filth on them that I cannot imagine them ever being clean again, no matter how much scrubbing was done. Small boys, about 8 – 11 years old, were there alone with no family.”
Can you imagine having to fight off large birds everyday for a piece of garbage to eat?
Thankfully there are a group of young people from AIM (Adventures In Missions) who have decided to go live in Santa Ana, Honduras and minister to these people. These young people spent a week with us in Childress this past Spring. They are GREAT kids.
They make sandwiches, sometimes up to 3200 to take and feed the dump people. They offer them food for their physical bodies and Jesus for their spiritual needs.
They ride in the back of a pickup for miles to get there.
It is very rainy in Honduras. So not only are they looking for rotting garbage to eat, but it’s “wet” rotting garbage.
During the hard rain many people seek shelter under these make-shift houses. AIMers take food to them during the rain.
These AIM students don’t mind getting wet, because come rain or shine they are there to deliver a fresh meal.
Can you imagine being so hungry you’d live like this? Can you imagine feeding your little boy, girl or baby here? I can’t either. Last night at supper alone, I scraped off my plate a half of a pork chop, some mashed potatoes and other things I didn’t want. I ate 3 BIG meals yesterday. I would have NEVER eaten out of a trash can.
But some will. Some will today. Good thing there are people in this world willing to be the arms and legs of Jesus. Thank God there are people willing to share. How about you? Are you willing to share? Did you know as little as $20 a day will feed the people at the dump? Twenty dollars!!! Did you know that you can give up cokes for a week and with that money feed all the people in the Santa Ana, Honduras dump?
Today Lea and I will send $50 to feed the people at the dump. Who’s with me??? Here’s the address…
P.O. Box 9222
Columbus, MS 39705 (Attention: Dump Fund)
100% of the money will go to feed people!!! You want to buy some sandwiches???
(If you can’t send money, maybe you could help by linking this post to your blog today? Because maybe someone you know would help feed the dump people.)
As little as $20 will feed the entire dump for 1 day. $80 will feed them for an entire week.
Marc & Terri Tindall are missionaries there in Santa Ana who work with the AIMers. Mark said this about this ministry, “As I have said earlier, there are not words that can describe life in the dump. Pictures are only a little better insight of a hopeless way of life. Our work is to try and bring a little hope to this place. The only hope – Jesus.”
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” ~ Jesus
(Comment of the Day: makegodsmile said… “Trey, is it ok to be proud of the AIM groups? I was in school at SSOP/SIBI when the AIM program began, when the AIM dream became a reality. I am so proud of the work this group does all over the world! I couldn’t help but smile when one of your commenters wondered if they also shared the Gospel. That has been drilled into the heads of this group in their training from the very first day. By HIS Grace!”)