Spiritual Risks bring Rewards

The dump video documentary is finished. After much work by my friend Andy Hubright, you can see all 38 minutes of the documentary. Stop by and check out TheDumpMovie.com. You may have seen the first 13 minutes, but the last 20 minutes are new. A big thanks to Andy for all he’s done.

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I asked the group from Childress that I took to Honduras this summer, “What did you think of Honduras?” Here are some of their answers. (I’ll give you a few more later) …

“The day at the dump was, by far, the most emotional to me. I sat in the back of the pickup filling bowls with rice. I wanted to keep my head down and not look at the people because I didn’t want to SEE. But when I would look up I saw the eyes. The love in them, the lost and death look in them, but most of all, I saw the eyes of kids who under different circumstances could have belonged to a child siting in my classroom. I saw little girls who could have been giggling with my daughter. I saw young girls who were mothers far too early in life. I have fed many young men in my house who always claimed to be “starving” but that day I saw young men who were truly starving in so many ways. I never knew I could feel so many emotions at once. I can’t wait to get kids in my classroom next week. I hope to see each and every one of them in a different light this year and find my Honduras in my classroom.”

“I DID NOT want to go on this trip! I don’t know when I’ll realize that God’s plans are better than mine! This trip changed my life, and made me realize that things that may be a huge deal to me (birthdays and parties) really aren’t that important in the scheme of things. That doing God’s work is what is really important, rather that be in Honduras or right here at home. This trip reinforced to me how all of God’s people really are easy to love. It doesn’t matter what kind of language barriers we face, the language of love transcends that! “

“I want to go back tomorrow! I loved Honduras! It is one of the most beautiful places filled with beautiul people. When we were at the dump ground I had the best time playing with bubbles with 4 precious little boys, but what got me were the young men that were probably 16-20 years old that were chasing the bubbles and playing with them just like the little kids were. They had probably never played with bubbles in their lives, but on that day they had some fun and that was cool. My favorite thing was building houses and seeing the faces of the families who had a dry, safe place to sleep for the first time. These people blessed my life in ways that I can’t even explain. It was an amazing trip. I am hooked!”

“Well i did not want to go.. and was told i should.. ha! So i went.. and while i was there i was an emotional wreck! I saw some amazing people whom are happy and feel blessed by the lord and they have 1/2 of the things i have.. how could i want for anything now.. i am not owed it.. they are proof we need little to survive. I saw Jesus in their eyes.. they were so greatful for the work we put in, the time we took, the clothes we gave, the medical help we were able to give.. i was inspired and touched.. i want to live my life different now.. and i am planning on it! I loved Honduras!!!”

“A number of people have said “I bet that trip was good, because it makes you appreciate how blessed you are in the USA”. I say yes to that, but more importantly, to me there is a recognition on my part that God didn’t bless us so richly because He loves us more than them but because He has great expectations of what we should do with what we have been blessed with.”

“I am going to have to agree with the other moms, I did not want to leave my kids for 8 days. It made me so upset thinking about it, but I am so glad that I listened to Randy, who had seen Honduras before and fallen in love with it. So now that I was blessed with going, I too have fallen in love with all of it. I will never ever forget the little 2 year old that had the streaks in her hair due to malnutrition, that laid in my arms cuddling for 2 hours. I will never forget her big brown eyes, her sweet sweet smile. I will never forget her holding on to me and squeezing tighter! Though I will probably never see her again, I will always remember Jesus in her eyes! After this trip I have learned that it is okay to leave your very blessed child or children for a few days to give love to children who are not so blessed. Thank you Trey and Randy for pushing me.”

Giving yourself away to others is very rewarding, and as I’ve said a million times, taking spiritual risks bring huge rewards…

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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. Gallagher says:

    What an inspiration! I appreciate the honesty of each comment and I also see the reward of being able to help those who are less fortunate.

    God bless each one who put their own cares aside to serve mankind. May you be blessed forever!

  2. Duane Scott says:

    These testimonies are beautiful. I am excited that all these missionary hearts are back in Texas, finding their own Honduras. It is an inspiration to all of us.

  3. jasonS says:

    Amen. I love to hear stories of lives changed. I know the deepest work is always in those who have given, served, and loved beyond what they thought possible. So powerful. Thanks, Trey.

  4. Katherine says:

    I loved this line…

    …”but more importantly, to me there is a recognition on my part that God didn’t bless us so richly because He loves us more than them but because He has great expectations of what we should do with what we have been blessed with.”

    Amen! Great thoughts! I know those who went were changed and blessed as you were able to be Jesus to the sweet people of Honduras!

    Can’t wait to join you on one of these trips!!

  5. Wes Woodell says:

    Trey – thanks very much for your work with this!

  6. Maggie Beth says:

    Trei, I repreatedly call you and Lea, and all who go with you to Hondurus, courageous. I believe you are courageous because it takes courage to leave your comfort zone. Your comfort zone of “home”, the place you “understand”, the place you are used too, and where you feel you “belong”. The comfort zone of being able to understand the language that is spoken!

    But of ALL that ~ the bravery I respect the most, is the trust and courage it takes to say, “OKAY God, as terrified (nervous) as I am, I know it is nothing compared to the blessings you will pour out on me and all I encounter.”

    Maybe one day, I will be brave enough, to stick my toe outside of my comfort zone, and find out just HOW MUCH God could be bless me ! (SMILE)!

  7. Beth says:

    What touched me most is how the Hondurans served us: two times, I was provided with an umbrella to shade me from the heat while many did without. Water was provided to every worker a one of the clinics by. A lady opened her home to shelter us from the rain, then introduced me to her family and friends; she let us all use her toilet (no plumbing, attached to the side of her house, but clean with a porceline fixture). A man opened the gate to his manicured lawn to allow us to bring in children to sit on his grass and under his shade trees to read to and color with the children.

  8. Charla says:

    I just watched all 38 minutes of the video and I’m not sure there are any words to say. The first thing I think when I see situations like that at the Dump, whether in person, or in a moving video like this one, is how much I wish we could take our young people to witness the way the dump people live. I truly believe it is our youth who will be able to make the biggest difference in Honduras and beyond. But the only way they can truly be plugged in and have their hearts moved to act, is to see it. I thought the same thing while in Peru this summer. We were surrounded by poverty and I wanted nothing more than to have all of my students with me in that moment. What an amazing mission this is and I’m so grateful you have brought it to Childress, Texas. You might just have a couple of Jenkins’s join the group next time! :)

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