If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know that I have fallen in love with the Honduras work and ministry of Marc & Terri Tindall. Marc and Terri are the ones who help head up the dump ministry that feeds hundreds of poor people who live and eat the scraps of garbage at the dump.
This morning I booked airline tickets to fly there this August and spend a week helping Mark & Terri with this ministry. There are 5 of us going. I’m taking two of my boys, Parker & Connor, who will get a chance to grow in some amazing ways. Also going is a former AIM student who worked in Honduras (he’ll know his way around) and one of my closest friends.
I can’t begin to imagine how I will be affected by this ministry, but here are a couple of comments by people who have been there, “It’s a place so poor that people live in shelters made of sticks and garbage bags at the city dump so they can find scraps of food to eat. I gotta tell you that I wasn’t prepared for this experience. The smell was what you would expect only stronger.” Another said, “These people were filthy and smelly. Some of their hands had so much black filth on them that I cannot imagine them ever being clean again, no matter how much scrubbing was done. Small boys, about 8 – 11 years old, were there alone with no family.”
Pictures from the dump…
People searching for food along with birds who are fighting for the same thing.
Thankfully people come and feed… Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…?” And when the people asked, “Jesus when did we see you hungry…” Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”
This past May you helped raise $11,500 to help feed the dump people and I can’t wait to see your money at work when we take food to them. Thank you again for the financial support you’ve given to feed hungry people through the Dump Ministry.