If you were to visit the Tegucigalpa dump in Honduras, one of the first people you might see is Fanni. She was one of the first people that Marc & Terri Tindall met in the dump. Fanni is now 18 and has a little boy named Marcos. Fanni lives in a very dangerous neighborhood and walks about 2 hours each way to get to the dump, where she works collecting plastic and boxes to sell so she can support her family.
A while back, Fani was beaten up, run over, stabbed and left for dead. Somehow Fanni didn’t die but was in bed and unable to work for many weeks. The money you gave to the dump fund last year was able to help Fani and her family survive while she recovered.
Thank you for your support of the dump ministry.
Just a reminder that every Wednesday I post a story about the dump. Dump Day 2012 and the 30 hour fast, will be Wednesday May 2nd. Continue to watch this blog and Bread for a Hungry World‘s website for more details.
The Augment group and the community of Childress gave away another house yesterday. It’s our second house. We’ll be starting on our third project this week. Here are a few before/after pictures and of the yesterday’s open house.
The first picture of the house (BEFORE)
Yesterday's picture (AFTER)
The house gutted and ready to be rebuilt.
Lot's of sheetrock had to be put up.
The after shot of the living room and kitchen.
The finished kitchen.
One of the two bathrooms.
The Matt Halliday family who received the home, and the Augment team.
Workers at the Tegucigalpa dump. The second is carrying a big bag of plastic bottles that he has been digging through the trash to gather. He'll turn in for money at the recyclers.
My son Parker is in Honduras this week for Spring Break. His group went with Marc Tindall to the dump yesterday to feed the people there. He told me last night that he met a man named Juan at the dump who was carrying a big bag of plastic bottles that he’d been gathering all morning. Juan’s job in this world is to work in the dump and dig through garbage to find plastic bottles to recycle so he can have a very small amount of money for his family.
When Juan came over to eat a bowl of beans and rice that was brought in for him, Parker and his friend, Melissa, asked Juan if they could take his bag while he ate and pick up some plastic bottles for him. At first Juan was embarrassed to let them help but then changed his mind. Parker and Melissa took the dirty bag and went and dug through the garbage for Juan while he ate his lunch.
I asked Parker what it was like to do this. I believe his exact words were … “Dad, it was a good, crazy, gross and very humbling experience.”
Thanks for giving on Dump Day each year … and thus making weekly feedings at the dump possible. Just a reminder that this year’s Dump Day is coming up on May 2nd. I hope you’ll consider helping with this so we can keep this ministry going.
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