HONDURAS UPDATE 2

It’s been an emotional two days. So many times you’re heart breaks when you see hurting, hungry, and suffering people. But instead of shedding tears, you must smile, touch, hug and love. That’s what is needed. They Hondurans are beautiful people.
The one thing I failed to mention yesterday about the dump was the smell. Pictures may bring a lot of reality to what is going on at the dump, but nothing, I mean nothing can describe the smell at the dump. The smell was so intense that you wanted to pull your shirt up over your nose. At times you gasp for a breath of clean air, but clean air never comes. I had tried to prepare myself for what I’d see at the dump, but it’s impossible to fully prepare yourself.
Here are a few more pictures from the dump and from the feeding center we visited yesterday…


This little boy was as dirty as anyone. His hair was so matted.








This is a container of food that was donated. It has 100 bags of soup mix. It will feed a lot of people. Yesterday we took this container to a little village just outside of Tegucigalpa. The village has a feeding center that feeds the children once a day, five days a week. Most of these kids in the following pictures only get this one meal a day to eat. The feeding center is not open on the weekend, so many don’t eat anything on the weekend. It was an honor to spend the day serving these beautiful kids and playing soccer with them.

This is the feeding center. Kids were already lined up when we got there.

On the menu was chicken & rice. You also had the choice between one or two tortillas.

I was fascinated that everything was cook on a wood stove.

It looked great, but we didn’t eat.

I get 3 meals a day (sometimes more). These guys get one a day … and they don’t have a choice “if they like it or not.”

I was busy serving, but asked Connor to get a picture of this girl. She was SO pretty.

I didn’t speak their language, but we were still able to communicate with eye contact and smiles.

Jesus said, “I was hungry and you fed me… whatever you did for the least of these you did for me.” I kept thinking, “I just got to feed Jesus.” :)

The kids want to hold your hand, touch you and play with you. I loved seeing my boys walking hand in hand with kids.

A soccer game broke out. They obviously laughed at our poor soccer skills.

Not trying to worry “the wives,” but it’s obvious that there’s a lot of political unrest in Tegucigalpa.

Just a picture of one of the homes in Honduras.

Meet Brian. Brian is a little boy that lives at the children’s home where we are staying. He meets me at the truck everyday, wanting to play, when we come back. He speaks English. He likes to give lots of hugs and hold hands. He took a-liking to my running watch, always asking about the buttons and the numbers. Later he asked if he could wear it. I doubt I will ever ask him for my watch back.

The kids love Rickey.


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  1. That Girl says:

    I love the water they have there in the bags! I have never had such cold water!

    It is terrible that they have to live in those conditions but it is so great that you got the opportunity to feed Jesus! (…and Brian and all the others)

  2. NB says:

    Wow! We think we have it rough sometimes…then we see how rough it really is for others! Unbelievably heartbreaking. I can't imagine only being able to feed my children once a day. We are certainly blessed.

    Thanks for sharing the updates.

  3. Anonymous says:

    trey i love that ur wearing ur f3 shirt that is hilarious…stephanie will love u…just a little humor

  4. Cecelia (LOVEROFELOHIM) says:

    What a PRECIOUS servant of Christ you are,Trey.I'm at a loss.
    Just know that I'm praying for you & the group.
    Love to you dearest brother.

  5. James Milstead says:

    I don't know what to think. Why aren't they blessed more? Why have I been so blessed, and they have so little. I get real confused a lot of the time.
    One thing I know, you and your group is doing wonderful work.

  6. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing. My heart is in my throat. We are praying. Pat and Kim

  7. Anonymous says:

    Your Dad and I loved your blog this morning and made lots of sounds of sadness,wonder and awe.
    We decided we needed the little boy in the first picture and the little girl that is so beautiful.
    Can you bring them to us? At our age and health status you probably couldn't but we could help raise them with you and Lea. Our grandsons and all of you are beautiful (I am reminded of the song we sing, "How Beautiful …."
    it goes with the verse in the Bible that says "How beautiful are those who preach God's word. "Loosly translated…)! I've seen Connor, Parker, and your feet, they are just feet. How happy I am to understand the spiritual meaning. Love, Mom

  8. Katherine says:

    Wow, Trey-I am SO glad you are there and can share this with us. The pictures are amazing-it is true that a picture can speak a thousand words! It is amazing how much we take for granted here, but we are truly blessed and don't often remember it enough…or sometimes at all. Thanks for being the hands and feet to those kids-I know they will remember that YOU were Jesus to them! I pray blessings on the rest of your trip-may God work mightily through each of you. Thanks for being a servant~

  9. Donna G says:

    I love that you are sharing this with us. Maybe you should do another "dump" fund on your return. You are obviously touching many hearts!

  10. Stoogelover says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Carolyn Vela says:

    Trey: I saw Lea today at registration and told her what an awesome thing you all are doing! The pictures you post break my heart, but I know you all there are making a positive impact on their lives! THANK you all for being such WONDERFUL people! I, along with others I'm sure, look up to you and know that you are doing GOD'S will. GOD BLESS you all and keep you safe!

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    I sure apprecaite all the comments. After a long day it's nice to come in and read the responses.

    We are honored to be here, to represent Jesus, to serve and love. We've been so blessed to be here. I thank you for allowing me to share this with you. I can't wait to do another "dump fund" marathon.

    This has been such a stretching experience. It's SO good to be stretched OUT of your comfort zone. I'm learning that too many times we settle for being comfortable…

  13. Janice Garrison says:

    We just have no idea what it would be like to live this way. It's heartbreaking!

    God bless you and those you are with!

  14. terry says:

    Wow, not much else I can say. I pray that God continues to use you guys.

    Terry

  15. Anonymous says:

    Trey Thank You for sharing: Helen had told me earlier you need to look at Trey's Blog today but have kleenex ready. I see what she means. Father Bless Each of You. I never got the honor of being around Parker but have always known Connor has a heart of GOLD.

    God's Blessings on Each of You:

    Love
    Chylene

  16. Janet says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures and comments with us. We have no idea how they can live with so little. Sort of puts it all in perspective for us. Thanks for your work there.
    Janet in Juneau

  17. Anonymous says:

    Trey,

    Can I buy you that watch? Keep walking brother! Hands and Feet of Jesus are so precious – be both!

  18. Anonymous says:

    That little village is called "Nueve Oriental."

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