Here are some pictures of our house building project and some other things we’ve been doing too.
We were building at the top of this road. Tools consisted of post-hole diggers, hammers and chainsaws.
The site we had to build on was about a 19×19 site … and we were building a 16×16 one room house. We didn’t have much room to work.
Set four poles using tape measures and levels. No concrete is used. Did I mention I dislike post-hole diggers? :)
Building a wall.
Floor bottom is in and two walls are almost up.
No electricity, so no power tools like skill saws and drills, etc. Chainsaws are used to make all the cuts.
The roof is almost ready for tin.
One of the coolest things was how they make a door. Here’s the door before it’s cut with the chainsaw.
Here’s the finished product.
The couple needed a ramp for wheel chairs.
Here’s the finished house. Took about 4 hours to build. This is the little old couple that will move in. Their house had fallen down around them. We had a prayer with them and they were very thankful for everything.

Just another random home (shack) that the Hondurans live in. I’m amazed at their homes and the amount of people they will put in a 1 room 16×16 house.
Devo in the mornings at the children’s home Casa de Esperanza. We’ve fallen in love with the 18 kids that are there. They all have a horrible past, but the children’s home is doing miracles in their lives. They love to sing. This is little Maryuri (pronounced “Margery”) in my lap. She is five years old and loves to sit in my lap. I can’t wait to share her story with you later.

Maryuri and I worked on homework together.
Homemade Honduran donuts… YUM!

Took this picture for Lea and Angie (our wives) … you’ve got to come to Honduras with us next time and we’ll let you go shoe shopping. :)
Tegucigalpa from a distance. A beautiful city with beautiful people.

The Jesus that overlooks Tegucigalpa. We drove up to this.

Parker & Connor have had a great time in Honduras.

The vegetable market had amazing fruits and veggies.

I bought pineapple at the market. They were so fresh and delicious.
Thanks for reading … more tomorrow. Can’t wait to show you our hospital pictures.

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  1. Timbra says:

    Hey Trey. .

    could Margarita be the little girl you always wanted? :) LOVING your trip, makes me miss all the mission trips I was on in my youth (and Fiji too) so glad your boys are getting to experience this with you. Email me mctimbra@hotmail.com, I'd like to know what the trip cost you, maybe something we'd be interested in being involved with in the future. . . . wonderful wonderful! OH. . and I'm glad that poncho finally came in handy. . .nothing like a lovely tropical rain :)

  2. That Girl says:

    I can't believe y'all got NEW wood to work with! WOW! We used old wood from another building that had burned!

    I'm so glad you're getting to do this. We got a newsletter from our group yesterday and one of "our" little girls was baptized in June.

    We have so much more in common with these people than we realize!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can't wait to read your blog and see the pictures you send. I'm sort of feeling like I am there with you. I've been very interested in seeing Parker, Connor, and you and all the people doing the work, and the country and people there. I talked to my grandson in Miami, he is enjoying his mission work in FL. I am happy for him and with him. gmj

  4. jel says:

    ya guys did a great job building the house!

    Margarita, is a cutie~T~pie :)

    and that Fruit and veggies look good.

  5. Robin says:

    Trey, I am so glad you are there – experiencing all this and am soooo very happy for the little elderly couple that got a house – it's so great that we can now add 'wheelchair' ramp to our list of 'can-dos'. Love your pictures and notes.
    God bless –

  6. NB says:

    Thanks for sharing all of this. This is just so fascinating! It makes me want to do something like this to help others.

    It's incredible that you guys are building a house with limited tools. All I can say is "Wow".

  7. TREY MORGAN says:

    Timbra – I'd love to get you involved. Maybe next summer, or better yet, the "Dump Banquet" on December 8th. I'll fill you in a little later.

    Terri – I'm glad we got new wood :) We save the old stuff for you professionals. We do have a lot in common.

    Jel – She is so sweet. I'd like to take all of them home with me.

    Robin – Thanks

    NB – Come go with me next time… seriously!

  8. Stoogelover says:

    Great pictures. Looking forward to Maryuri's story. When we've done this type of house building, we took a gas generator and basic power tools. Sure made it easier, but that house looks pretty good with chainsaw cuts!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures and great reporting!
    Just now read on FB that you are getting close to home. I know you had a wonderful & blessed trip, but know there is no place like home. I am, eagerly, awaiting more pictures and more news of your trip. So happy that you, your boys and your friends were able to go and be the hands and feet of Jesus, and to be a part of the work, along side of Marc & Terri.
    I'm sure you are already looking forward to going back! This is the feeling of most all that go there.
    Blessings to you and your family.
    Sue T.

  10. Shane Coffman says:

    I see you worked with Mark & Lori Connell. Great folks!

  11. TREY MORGAN says:

    Shane … they are great people :)

  12. terry says:

    If they are willing, I would love to hear Parker and Conner's perspecitve on the trip. I'm sure it was life changing for them.

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