There are a few things in life we just don’t think about.
We don’t worry about bugs being in our beds or people stealing clothes off our backs as we sleep.
We don’t think about brushing our teeth or taking a shower, getting food from the fridge or pouring some water. These are just normal things—for us.
Unfortunately, there is a place where people live in constant fear and distrust, where kids work long hours for little to no pay. It’s a place where hope has been lost.
Drive four miles outside of the busy city of Tegucigalpa, and you will be shocked at what you see.
Over 800 adults and 300 children spend their days digging through piles of rubble hoping to find food or something to eat or sell.
Each time the trash truck comes, it is mobbed by the hungry dump dwellers.
Although the government threatens to remove the people from the dump, they always end up coming back because they have nothing. It is a devastating cycle.
Children are at a high risk for malnutrition and diseases such as scabies and hepatitis. Sexual trafficking and exploitation are also large problems for these children who are seemingly forgotten and unwanted.
No amount of words could accurately describe the devastation and poverty.
Over the past two years the Crucitas congregation has gone to the dump weekly to give out food as well as share the gospel. Each POI team that comes to Honduras, serves at the dump as well.
We ask that you pray for the dump dwellers hearts to be softened and their ears to be opened to the gospel.
Please also pray that God will open more opportunities for POI to love on and reach out to these people, so that they will see Christ through all that POI does for them.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35-36