I fell in love with the work there about a year ago when I read a young AIM team’s newsletter about their work at a city dump just outside of the capital city. I couldn’t for the life of me believe that there were people living and eating food they found in a dump. This past May 5th, you helped raise $12,000 on this blog to help feed the people at the dump (I still love going back and reading through the comments on that day. I’m excited that this week I’ll help spend some of that money to actually be a part of feeding there. As excited as I am about getting to be a part of this work, I’m also very apprehensive. I know my heart will be broken from what I see.
Besides going to the dump, we will be building a house (16×16 one room home), for a family that doesn’t have one. And, from what I understand, we’ll be working (or visiting) at a children’s hospital. We’re packing dozens of small stuffed animals in our suitcases for the hospital. I’m sure there are other things we’ll be doing too.
My goals for this trip are pretty simple…
- Get a better idea about (see for myself) the work that’s going on at the dump. I want to take more pictures so I can do a better job educating others about the work. And, come next May, we can raise another $12,000 for this work
- I want God to affect me on this trip. I want to be able to let my barriers down and just let God mold me and soften me in areas I need to grow.
- I want to encourage Marc & Terri Tindall, the missionaries there, who are doing a great work.
- I hope this little survey trip will bring about a big work trip next summer with lots of volunteers to go and work.
I hope to update my blog while I’m there to let you know what we’re doing, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able too. I do plan on using twitter and facebook to do status updates with the little cellular phone I’ll be using.
Also, it just so happens that I’ll be spending my 21st anniversary tomorrow on an airplane heading to Honduras, instead of being with my beautiful wife. I’m SO blessed to have Lea. Baby, I promise I will make it up to you