HONDURAS UPDATE 1

We got up at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning to make our flight, which made for a LONG day yesterday. When we arrived in Honduras we went immediately to the Tegucigalpa dump to feed the people of the dump. Here are a few pictures…

Our group of 5, just before we left.
When we rounded the corner at the dump, there were people and vultures everywhere. Both scavenging through the trash.

When they saw the food truck, it didn’t take long for them to come running for something to eat and drink.

Not only do they have to dig through the trash looking for food, but they have to fight the vultures for the scraps.

One of the last little boys to show up to eat. I was worried that there wouldn’t be enough food for him. He got the last bowl of food … it was only half full. I could help but wonder, “What if one of my boys lived out here?”

Mark Tindall, he’s my hero. He’s willing to go and feed on a regular basis. He is slowly beginning to build a relationship with the people of the Tegucigalpa dump.

A very hungry boy who spoke a little English. I asked if his food was good and he nodded, “Yes, Me mucho hungry.” We fed about 250-300 people. The cost was only about $1 per person.

A few of the homemade shacks where they live.


This little girl hung out by the food truck the whole time. I kept sneaking her extra bananas. She was SO dirty. I wondered as I watched her eat, while sitting in a pile of filth, if soap and water would ever clean up her little dirty hands and feet. I did ask her how old she was, she told me she was 10. Although I didn’t speak her language … we talked a lot though our smiles.


Feeding from the back of the truck. Due to your donations, they are now able to
bring hot food to dump once a week. Beans, rice and corn tortillas.

We’re staying at the Casa de Esperanza, a children’s home here in Santa Anna, Honduras. The kids are all being loved, fed and taught. They are children who have been rescued from abusive places. The children are beautiful and just beg for love and attention from us. They want to hug, play and spend time with us.

I think Rickey may pack this little girl up in his suitcase and bring her home. :)

I have a million more pictures to show you later. Thanks for your prayers.

~Trey

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  1. Cecelia (LOVEROFELOHIM) says:

    WOW Trey.All I could do is sit here & cry.I know what it's like to go hungry & homeless,but this leaves me speechless.

  2. Kevin says:

    Thinking of you and praying for you today.

  3. nick gill (@aramalian) says:

    Thank you, Trey, for sharing our Father's love.

    Almighty Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth,
    Eastablish your kingdom in the midst of this place.
    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God,
    Have mercy on us until we understand that these are your beloved babies.
    Holy Spirit, Breath of the Living God,
    Renew your servants, and all our world.

    Amen.

  4. Cornelius Crew says:

    I was also brought to tears as I read this. You are doing an amazing thing with these people! Praise God!

  5. Chad Estes says:

    Thanks for sharing your heart and pictures, Trey. It brings back lots of memories for me of working in the dumps in the Philippines.

  6. Anonymous says:

    We are following you and the rest of the members of your mission team as you work in Honduras. God bless you and the people. May He be praised. We love you and miss you, and pray for you daily. You are continually on our minds. Much love, Mom and Dad

  7. Ericka Moore Photography says:

    I am in tears after reading this post! The pictures of the people with the vultures is unbelieveable! We, as Americans, are so spoiled. Our kitchens are full of food and we whine we have nothing to eat. What an amazing opportunity your boys are getting to see how blessed they are. The picture of Ricky with the little girl is my favorite!

  8. Rev. Mike says:

    Wow Trey,

    That's a tough situation over there. Keep working hard and keep posting pictures.

  9. Doug Young says:

    Father, forgive me for taking just about everything for granted, for turning a blind eye to injustice and ignoring the impoverished.

    I am not worthy or deserving of all that I have. Please forgive me!

  10. That Girl says:

    Aren't you amazed at the people of Honduras? I love them. They are SO thankful for everything you do for them. Thanks again for being there and thank the Tindalls for what they're doing!

  11. Stoogelover says:

    There simply are no words. We saw the same thing in the dump at San Felipe, Mexico and it's hard to even process the poverty in which people live. However, many of them simply accept it as a fact of life and do the best they can under the circumstances. So glad you used your blog to raise money for this ministry. Next time I'm giving more!

  12. Anonymous says:

    wow….i cant even type my heart is aching..the tears are falling…those children deserve better, thank you lord for allowing there to be people like trey who care and will do your work here in this hell..may those babies one day know that their life here in hell was well worth the wait for the kingdom of heaven..and those who complain and whine and take for granted how good we have it reme
    mber those who are less fortunate and think twice about all the FOOD we waste in our own kitchen!! May god continue to bless u and those who honestly do his will thru their own time and body.

    peace

  13. Crissi says:

    O M L! Count me in next year! I had no idea!!! How heart breaking! I'll try to bring my gun or something to shoot all the vultures! Or maybe we could "feed" & place them in homes. I can not imagine! Even just little things like waterless soaps like in the hospitals! Little things make a big huge gigantic difference!

  14. gosoonersjy says:

    May God continue to work through you this week. Thanks for sharing how things are going. May your hearts be open to what God is showing you through this time in Honduras. Praying for you all.

  15. cwinwc says:

    Those pictures – I can't imagine being there as you are. God bless you and your team as you minister to those folks.

  16. TREY MORGAN says:

    Thank you for your words and prayers… :)

  17. Donna G says:

    Trey thank you for being there. What an amazing opportunity to share the love of Jesus.

    The pictures are awesome and haunting.

  18. Steve V. says:

    Trey,
    Thank you for the work you and all those involved down in Honduras are doing. It is hard to belive unless you see it, and it makes an even bigger impact when you see it first hand. There were people living in the Baghdad city dump while I was there. Our small church that gathered over there collected items and food for them and every time we would go pull security for the Corps of Eng as they worked to improve the city land fill we would pop open the hatch and hand out every thing we had. I boast in the Lord when I say it made the heart feel good to be able to help in that small way. But most of all it means a lot to those you give to. One day it would be nice to be able to go back to Iraq with this kind of mission – feeding the hungry.

    Keep up the good work and we will be praying for you,
    Steve Valentine

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