LESSONS FROM THE DUMP

Mark & Terri feeding people from the back of their truck. 

People digging and scavenging side by side with buzzards.

Tomorrow we’re going to raise some money for the “Dump Fund”  (see more info here).  I’m thankful that there are people willing to go and feed the hungry.  I’m thankful that there are people who are literally willing to be my hands and my feet.  While I can’t go … I can give. 

Here’s what Terri Tindall had to say a while back on what it’s like to go and feed the hungry at the dump.  
“Today is Wednesday. The day we feed at the dump. Today, it was just Marc and I. We got Pamela, Fitto, and Brayan to help us make the sandwiches, then we loaded the car and headed to the dump. Unfortunately, not much has changed there. Buzzards, dogs, cattle, and people are still fighting through the same garbage. Since there was just Marc and I, we had to do things a bit differently today. I handed out sandwiches from the truck and Marc handed out the bananas. When the bananas were gone, Marc started pouring the water.

I was standing in the truck handing sandwiches to starving, filthy people. I was having to bend over to get each sandwich. I was literally just putting a sandwich into a hand. I hate that. I really like to look into the faces of the people. I was able to see and speak to a few people, but mostly all I saw was hands. Everyone waited patiently. 

After Marc finished with the bananas, he was pouring the water and asked me for the rest of the cups. The rest of the cups had been taken from the truck. People at the dump are always so thirsty. The ones that had cups drank and drank. As they finished, they threw their cups on the ground. I saw many other scramble for those discarded cups and get in line for water. A few began to even get the used sandwich bags and have Marc fill those with water. It made me so sad to think that people would get any used container off the ground in the dump in order to have a drink of water.

One man walked up shortly after the last of the sandwiches were gone. He started to turn and walk away, when another man graciously shared his sandwich. A man who was probably literally starving to death shared what little he had. And I, who have never known hunger, don’t even like to share my cashews. Would I share a little bit of food when I was truly hungry with another who was truly hungry. I hope so. I hope so. I hope I don’t ever have to find out.”


I’m thankful for people willing to go and serve.  I’m thankful for Marc & Terri and all those who work in this ministry.  
I’m excited about supporting this ministry … I hope you’ll consider helping and pledging something tomorrow.  I’ll have all the details for you in the morning. See you then. 

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Peter P says:

    Amazing.

    Thanks for sharing Trey.

  2. James Nored says:

    Good story, Trey. We need to have a heart for all people, including the poor and hungry. This is essential to our mission.

  3. Katherine says:

    What an incredible and inspiring story!! Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!! :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    We are sending some money Trey.

    Bill & Sabrina Collins
    Gulfport, Ms.

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