It was an amazing trip once again to Honduras. God lined up the perfect group of people to come together and work to bless the people of Honduras. We built houses for the needy, fed the hungry, worked and fed in the dump, did two medical clinics where about 500 people were seen by doctors and received meds, and did many other things as well. Here are a few pictures from out trip with the stories behind the pictures. Make sure you “click” on the pictures and blow them up to a better viewing size.
There were many houses built during the week. Most of them had 3 small bedrooms with bunk beds. One big one that was done at the end of the week had 5 small bedrooms with bunks, for a family of 10. That one at the end of the week was SO needed and was by far the worst living conditions I’d seen.
These two little boys were excited about having their own beds. They never had their own bed, but always had to share with family members.
Little Carlos a sweet little 2 year old boy with a big grin. We loved getting to know Carlos at Hospital Escuela. Carlos is struggling in his battle with cancer. We gave him a Beanie Baby, stickers and a bracelet. He liked them all, but his favorite was the cookie we gave him. It was like an Oreo and he dug all the icing out and was eating it. We prayed for Carlos before we left, if you get a chance say a prayer for him too.
Bracelets and Beanie Babies … 2 of children’s favorite things. So many people made bracelets and donated beanie babies for us to give away. Thanks for sharing so we could pass them on to the little ones in Honduras.
We had two full days of medical clinics. We were blessed to take three doctors and two RN students with us. They worked SO hard to see that people’s physical needs were met. LOTS of medications and prescriptions were given out to people who could not afford any.
This little 99 year old woman was the highlight of our first clinic. She was one of the last to show up and her chief complaint was, “I just don’t have the energy I did back when I was 85.” We laughed and laughed about that.
One of my favorite things was that after a family saw the doctor, they would be prayed for and receive a new bible.
We spent Wednesday feeding at the dump. LOTS of hungry people were fed that day thanks to all those who gave on Dump Day.
Our last full day in Honduras we took 150 kids to AQUA-SPLASH water park. It was VERY cold, but an awesome day. The 150 that went to the water park were some very poor dump kids. You could hear them cheering as their bus pulled into the parking lot. It was like a day in heaven to them. They were very excited to get to do something they’d never done and might never get to do again. They played and got to be kids, and for the first time in who knows how long … they got to eat ALL they wanted. I have a million pictures to share but these are a few of my favorites. My friend Marc Tindall reminded me that sadly many of these kids will return to the dump before the day was out to work … looking for things they can salvage or recycle for money to feed their families. I’m glad they got a little time away from the “real” world. I’m just very thankful they got to be kids for a day. Thanks to all those who donated swimming suits.
A little boy I watched play and at the end of the day, he put back on his dirty, filthy, stinky dump clothes that included pants and shoes that were 2 sizes too big for him.
These kids got their first swimming suits … ever.
This little 4 year old ate every drop of her LARGE burger and fries. She was so sweet.
If you have a Facebook page you can see all my pictures there by clicking here…. Again, thanks to everyone who gives to the Honduras work. Thanks for blessing these beautiful people.