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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Filled to the rim....






























Our group consist of Rhonda Wicks and her brother Ty Hasty. (hearts2honduras) Mike and I and our oldest four. Gwen and her oldest two. Diana Couey and Kate Farley, and our sweet Honduran friends Gabrielle, Lola, and Gabbie.

This day has left me completely overwhelmed. I am emotionally and physically exhausted. I woke to one of the yummiest cups of coffee...fresh fruit & pancakes...how is that for a third world country?

Our first stop was Mount Olivos village. It was AWESOME to finally see the water well that we helped build. As I looked into the villagers eyes, I could tell that they now have hope. There are 27 families that live in this small village. they went from this:

to this:

Hearts2Honduras is in the process of building a home for each family. Gwen and I cannot wait to get home and help these precious people to have a safe and dependable roof over their heads:) As we were walking through, we noticed a small play area for the children. In the dirt, there were drawings. A line of houses, one after the other. A little girl named Josaline had drawn her dream...the houses that she hopes will be built for her and each of her friends. We asked her which one was hers and she pointed to the house in the middle! It truly was a divine appointment. It confirmed in each of our hearts that these homes HAVE to be built. ( If you would like to donate toward the building of these houses, click on the link above.)

The progress that has been made in a year in this village is amazing. They have built a community center, a tilapia pond,outdoor toilets, and are now building the first house. We left with our hearts full knowing that these people have so much to look forward to.
we headed to the market and loaded up with food to separate tomorrow so that we can give a weeks worth of meals to each family.

we ended our day back at the orphanage. We played soccer, four square, hopscotch, chalk drawings, and handed out candy and homemade bracelets (thanks to MillerAnne). As I left Copprome, my heart felt SO heavy. We pulled away with little faces staring at us through iron bars and tears streaming down my cheeks. Honestly, I got mad. REAL MAD. (I like to think that it was righteous anger.) In one place (the village) they have each other but no food or house. In the other place (the orphanage) they have a nice home and plenty of food but no family. We talked about which one would be worse and we all came to the conclusion that if you have LOVE and a family you can withstand anything because you have each other for support. But to go through life ALONE?!? I do not know that there is anything that could be worse. There will come a day when we will each stand before the Lord. We will have to explain WHY we left these children behind the iron bars of an orphanage. When we had plenty to eat, clothes to wear, & empty rooms in our homes. What will our answer be?







4 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE your family's heart for serving!! Praying for each and every family in this village and for God to provide a way for each and every home to be built!

Lisa K. said...

He has done amazing things thru you already! I love how God uses His people to work as one and accomplish so much. Praying for you all!!!! Much Love, Lisa and family

Alisha Darsey said...

I love your devotion to Christ and his people! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Please encourage people to pray that the government in Honduras will make wise decisions in caring for its people. We have been trying to adopt from Honduras for a year now but, in spite of such great need, the Honduran government has all but shut down their adoption program. It is heartbreaking to see families who have been dreaming of bringing home a Honduran child waiting... with no chance of that happening in the near future!

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