Over the next three days I’m going to try and show you some of the things we did in Honduras. They say pictures tell the story … so here it goes.
On July 24th a group of 45 flew out of Dallas to go to Honduras and spend the week serving others. We had mothers, fathers, doctors, nurses, kids, a dentist, a hospital CEO, teachers, and on and on…
Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America, only behind Haiti. Although the land and scenery are beautiful, most of the housing is substandard. Many, if not most, homes in Honduras still have bathrooms and kitchens outside their home and they do their cooking over wood.
Many things you’ll see make you think you’ve stepped back in time.
The roads are not the best and it’s pretty easy to get stuck. I’m not sure what Parker is telling them here, but I’m thinking it’s something like, “If you don’t push, I’m going to have to help.”
We spent time at the hospital. It was a very poor hospital. We played and colored with the kids. Here’s Nate with one of the young kids with cancer.
We gave out coloring books, crayons and stuffed animals. Kristin was amazing on this trip. She had hero status in my eyes, because when she chose to go and serve in Honduras she knew she was going to miss her youngest daughter’s first birthday. She chose to go to Honduras and serve, and I hope her daughter grows up to be just like her.
Haley blowing bubbles with a sweet baby with cancer. Another COOL thing we did at the hospital was on Wednesday night about 10:30 we went on a blanket run to the hospital. Someone had donated a bunch of blankets and we went to give them away. We found people sleeping all over the hard floors and on the stairways, so we quietly went around with the blankets we had and covered cold people up who where sleeping. Many were covered up with a blanket who never knew we were there.
This is the inside of a home in Honduras. We were going to tear this one down and build the best home we could for this family … a cinder-block home.
Not much left of the home in this picture. Dr. Dee not only saw patients, but also built numerous houses.
When the old wood house was gone, it wasn’t long before the concrete floor was poured and cinder-blocks were put in place. A wood house generally takes half a day to build, the cinder-block homes take 4-5 days. This would be our BIG project for the week. This family was very special to many of us and we wanted them to have the best we could build. Daniel and Parker became experts at building concrete homes.
By the end of day one. (BTW: there’s something REALLY wrong with this picture. Something that really bothers me… can you figure it out?)
Day two we called in the dream-team to come help on this one. They did an unbelievable 10 rows of cinder-block. They were amazing. Eric Green can do much more than just pull teeth.
By the end of the week, Parker, our cinder-block house foreman was proud of the efforts.
Tomorrow we’ll show you medical clinics where around 700 people were seen by doctors and a dentist … the pictures are amazing.
Thanks for stopping by.