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.
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.
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.