I left my heart at the Tegucigalpha Dump
These two pictures are from the city dump outside Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpha.
Over 300 adults and children live among the dump eking out a living from digging in the trash.
Shown above are the crude lean to shacks built by the dump-dwellers. As buzzards circle, people scrounge and fight over the unloaded garbage and refuse.
One of the churches we worked with, Derimasa Baptist Church, wants to serve meals and minister to the folks who live at the dump. They say they could feed the residents weekly for 600-700 limperes per week. (This is about $30-40 US dollars.) One of the pastors told us, “You can talk about Jesus to people who have a full belly. If they’re hungry, they won’t listen.”
We are very interested in partnering with this church to minister to the hurting people who live at the dump.