Honduras Pictures from Day 1 & 2

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.

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  1. Sherry Hubright says:

    Is it the big & beautiful “church” building in the background behind the small homes made of wood & tin that bothers you Trey???

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Sherry … don’t get me preaching, but you’re right. It really bothered me that there was a million dollar (or close to it) church in such a poor area where people lived in homes that were not much more than shacks. Why would we do this? Makes no sense.

      • Sherry Hubright says:

        I am 100% with you, Trey! I put “church” in quotes for a reason. I am not convinced we are being “church” when we allow our buildings–wherever they might be– to look like this knowing how much $ it takes to have aesthetically pleasing places of worship and contrasting it to how many life & death needs there are in this world. My hardest day post-Honduras is always the first Sunday after I return. :-( I am just as guilty though and need to repent more completely. Jeff & I both came back from Honduras ready to really purge & simplify our lives and living. For us, we believe drastic steps are needed for desperate times.

  2. Carolyn Vela says:

    Beautiful and amazing things you all did while in Honduras! GOD is great to empower people to bless those less fortunate. THANK YOU all for the inspiring work. I appreciate everyone who went and gave so much of themselves. And thank you, Trey, for starting a wonderful “revolution” of giving! GOD BLESS you all! :)

    P.S. Thanks to all who have shared their pictures of the Honduras experience on FB. Truly inspirational! :)

  3. Glenna Garcia says:

    I love Honduras!

  4. Leia says:

    I am so proud of all of you that went, you are all doing God’s work in many many ways….. It is a blessing to see the smiles not only on their faces but yours also!!!!!! Thank the Lord making it possible for this take place…

  5. That Girl says:

    That cinder block house sure looks familiar to me. The “Honduran Way” of doing things is like no other. That place could be home to me just as much as Sweet Home!

  6. Brittainy Taylor says:

    Beautiful pictures to tell an amazing story … I can’t wait to see more!!!

  7. Judy says:

    Ah, the faces of 46 angels in that great group photo! No wonder such great things were accomplished in God’s name during that short week!

  8. Jeff Smith says:

    Kristin is one of my hero’s, too! “She is such a good mom and I know it was an agonizing decision for her to consider missing Tatum’s 1st birthday. She made the right decision and her children will all appreciate her example when they’re old enough to understand. It was our honor to help watch the grandkids while she & Nate were on such an important assignment. It was truly a blessing to have a sideline seat (thanks to Trey’s daily blog) and watch your congregation help transform lives while being transformed in the process!!

  9. Shelley Breeding says:

    I just wanted to say “thank you” to each and everyone of you. It has been such a blessing to look at the pictures and read about your trip to Honduras. I know that lives were changed for the people there and also for each of you. I would sit and cry and pray for all of you, for the “Dump” and the sadness there. But I also cried because I was so touched by how you were doing God’s work and the impact you were making on their lives. I never cease to be amazed by God’s love!

  10. Julie says:

    Oh Trey, this makes me want to go back so bad. I faint in hospitals, at the sight/smell/mention of someone I’m close to being ill. Even when my veteran father is down in his back and stuck on the floor for a couple of days at a time, I can’t go over. He doesn’t smell and he isn’t sick, but I get that feeling. And yet I am going to the hospital next year. I have 50 plus boxes of crayons and pencils and several large books of hidden pictures (thought maybe some of the older kids might enjoy those over coloring).
    I don’t want to be here. I want to be there. Another gal that I went with said she was trying to find ways to keep it going. I’m going to ask on FB soon that same question and would love your, your churches, your groups replies/suggestions. I’m looking into Habitat for Humanity, but I don’t think its a big organization here. Your comment on FB about being on a mission trip daily – my paraphrasing is stuck in my head, calling my name.

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