Posted by: Honduras Mission Team | January 14, 2011

Day 5, We’ve Arrived

“Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where You dwell.”

Psalm 43:3

We travel about 2 hours into the aldeas to reach the home of Fany, Greg and Barb Trum’s CFCA child. Fany’s aldea seems fairly large, with a school and two churches as well as a pharmacy and a few other stores. We pass through the aldea and continue up the hill to Fany’s house.

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The house sits on the side of the hill, with a series of stones to mark a path up to the door. There are clothes hanging outside, drying in the late afternoon sun. The latrine is on one side, and the semi exposed kitchen is on the other. The little house is very dark because there is no electricity. The walls are papered with newsprint and religious photographs, as well as a few family pictures. I see a small television on a table which I don’t understand, since there is nothing here to power it. Dani explains that the family has a car battery that they use to power the TV.

Fany’s mother appears with small glasses of Coke that she serves to us all. She is happy to let us look around their home. She explains that seven people live in the tiny place. They are saving up their CFCA monthly allowance in order to put on a new Zinc (corrugated metal) roof. She explains that it rains heavily for 4 months out of the year and since the current roof leaks, they get wet.

It was an emotional goodbye for the Trums and for Fany’s family, since none of them know when they will see one another again. After many hugs and a few tears, we were on our way back down the mountain.

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Responses

  1. The aldeas offer a measure of wonder and humility every time I have visited –Great pictures and your stories are making it come alive for all of us here! Safe travels to all of you –jane

  2. What a day of adventure. Your words truly make your experience come to life!


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