As many of you know, last Nov. I was able to take a mission's trip to Hunduras. I have been given the opportunity again to servethe poverty-stricken people of Hunduras. When I left last Nov., I had no idea what to expect but God had a plan and His plan brought me closer to Him through serving the poor.
Hunduras is one of the one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, with 50%of Hundurans under the age of 19 and a society-life with economic eniquality, malnutrition, poor housing and diseases are widespread-infants especially. we will work in one of two areas: on earea is on the outskirts of La Esperanza, where hundreds of people were uprooted by flooding from hurricane Mitch in 1998 and resettled there. they built shacks in which to survive (dirt floors, no electricity or running water, the building materials consist of any board or piece of sheet metal they could find laying around.) They have lived and raised their family in these conditions for as long as many of them can remember. In this area we will build a concrete block home for a family. In which the wind will not blow through and the rain will not leak from the roof. Where they have will have a floor that will not turn to mud after the rain. The other possibility is in an area up in the Opalacha Mountains, which requires a two hour drive over unpaved roads and then a 3-4 hour hike just to get to this area. These people are even more destitute, further removed from resources and medical care.
While engaging in this hard phyiscal work we will also be cultivating relationships and giving reassurance to these people that God has not forgotten them and neither has the church-at-large. We want them to know that there are brother and sisters standing with them in their plight.