Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunday Was A Fun Day

The Oklahoma City group (or most of them were from Oklahoma City) was here last week.  They built two houses, had two clinics, fed in the dump and did a market buy and distributed that food.  In addition to all of that, they hosted a fun day for the kids at Casa de Esperanza.

There was a bounce house.








We had a great clown.





Tons of games.















Some facepainting.










Popcorn


Cotton candy.





A little dancing.





Lots of music and a few other shenanigans.







We have had cotton candy and popcorn before, but we had never had a bounce house and a clown.   The clown was very organized and kept things moving and exciting.  Everyone, the children and the group, had fun.  It was a great day.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

I Am Dreaming Of A New Feeding Center

Wednesday, May 3 is Dump Day.  The funds we raise will allow us to continue weekly feedings in the dump.  It will continue feeding five hot meals a week to the children in Buen Samaritano.  We also hope to raise enough to build a new feeding center in Tierras del Padre.

A church was built in Tierras del Padre last summer.  I had the pleasure of worshiping at Tierras del Padre this afternoon.

Luis and I drove up.  I opened the door of the truck and a crowd of kids were standing there looking at the gringa.  Nearly everyone of them said , "Luis." 

The person who had the key to the classroom was not there.  In Honduras, that is really not a problem.  They just had class outside.




Take a good look at this  little princess.  We want her to receive five hot meals a week, don't we?

And this little guy.  He wants to eat, too.





And these.





This guy needs his energy to keep throwing rocks.


Please help us build this feeding center for these children.  At a minimum, pray for dump day.

Donations can be sent to:
Honduras Hope
P.O. Box 9222
Columbus, MS 39705

or go to http://www.easytithe.com/dl/?uid=hondpo256 to make donations online. Please use the dump fund tab.

All donations are tax deductible.





Friday, April 28, 2017

A Lot

It has been a long, hard week.  A lot of appointments.  A lot of trips to town.  A lot of road construction.  A lot of sitting in stopped traffic. A lot of bouncing on rough, bumpy roads.  A lot of cups of coffee.  A lot of homework.  A lot of dirty dishes and dirty laundry.  A lot of meals cooked and eaten.  A lot of receipts.  A lot of juggling schedules.  A lot of heat.  A lot of work.  A lot of laughter.  A lot of tears.  A lot of heart-to-hearts.  A lot of sleepless hours.  A lot of prayers.  A lot of hugs.  A lot of mistakes. A lot of love.  A lot of forgiveness.  A lot of living at Casa de Esperanza.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pillows, Lamps And Dresses

Last week Doug and Donna came to work with the kids again.  Everyone was out of school and there was a lot of work accomplished.

Doug worked with the six oldest boys, including Yair, making lamps.  I did not think Yair could do this, but with Doug's guidance, he got it done.  I only have pictures of the finished lamps, but I did see boys huddled around Doug many times during the week.


Most of the boys were excited that they would have items to place in the store.

Donna and the girls began the week by making dresses.  Everyone made a dress to wear.  Since the dresses are made the same, the girls did not want to wear them at the same time, but I have seen several being worn during the week.




After all the dresses were complete, the girls began making pillows covers.  They also learned to put in zippers.  The zippers were easier than they thought.  Some of the girls made several pillow covers. 




We were pleased with the girl's progress.  This time more of the girls were able to work independently, both on the dresses and the pillow covers.  This made things go much faster.  Some of the older girls were even able to help the younger ones. 

You will see some pretty new pillow in the store this summer.

The one I said might starve to death if she had to make a living making tortillas, might just be okay.  Her sewing skills are coming along nicely.

A big thanks to Doug and Donna.