My friends, Dixi and Axel, took my cell phone camera to their neighborhood near our ministry site. Unfortunately, they snapped just a few pictures before the battery lost power. Sometimes, friends ask me about gifts for children in our ministry or sponsored through Compassion, International. I think you can understand after seeing the houses and conditions why we recommend simple, basic gifts such as hygiene items, small toys, or school supplies.
|Dixi and Axel are siblings. They live a few miles from Renew Honduras. They attend a school that provides books, uniforms and meals, which is rare for the poor in Honduras.|
|This is the view from their backyard.|
|This house is near their house. |
Their house is hard to photograph as its attached to the back of another house.
|This is another family's house.|
Axel and Dixie have a two room house, but the rooms are very small.
|Most everyone washes clothes and dishes outside.|
|Some friends have cooktops inside the house. Axel and Dixi's mom prepares meals outside.|
When you see such pictures, it's hard to imagine a better future for children such as these. In fact, both of their parents are out of work at present. They have a corn grinder in the house which brings in a small amount of money from neighbors who bring corn to make meal. I believe that we can bring hope in Jesus' name by helping feed, education and bring good news to Honduran children.