The level of poverty in Honduras is unimaginable. Most of the houses have no electricity and no running water. The only clothes the people have are the ones they wear. They will most often eat only two meals a day, and one of those will consist of a tortilla with nothing in it. Their houses (and I use that term loosely) have dirt floors and leaky roofs.
It is very difficult for a person to focus on the good news of the gospel when they don’t have the bare necessities of life. So part of our mission is to relieve the physical suffering of the people, hoping that that will open their hearts to being willing to at least listen to the words of Christ.
Today I spent the day with our construction team.
This gentleman does not have a house for his wife and three children. He and his son (to the right) were very shy about having their picture taken. His son would not even face the camera.
He and his wife make their living by raising and selling gladiolas and sugar cane.
The piece of ground that he own is on the side of a steep mountain. Though the soil is very fertile, it is extremely rocky. He has been working to clear some weeds from the ground:
The view from the site where we will be contructing this family’s house is breathtaking.
Before we arrive, he has spent weeks preparing the building site. He carved a shelf onto the side of the mountain, turning the rocks from there into a retaining wall.
Today he helped us dig holes so that we could set some posts that will be the foundation and framework for the wooden house we will build in the next four days. It will have a tin roof and a concrete floor.
By the time we leave next Thursday, with God’s help and blessings this man and his family will be sleeping in their own house, something that many people in Honduras only dream of.
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so wonderful the work you all are doing. so happy for this family that they will soon have a house to live in.