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Gifts for Gracias: See What We See

Gifts for Gracias: See What We See

When you live and work with the poor, as we have done for almost 14 years now, you stop seeing the poverty. You just see the people. We are always taken aback at the shock our guests from the US and other countries express, when they see levels of poverty which we now...
A bridge in a week . . . in photos! Part 2

A bridge in a week . . . in photos! Part 2

This tree is in the way . . . it’s gotta go . . . Attempting to persuade the tree to fall in the right direction . . .   . . . unsuccessfully. Sigh. Things don’t always go your way. Just a setback, though, not a disaster! Employing the labor of...
A bridge in a week . . . in photos! Part 1

A bridge in a week . . . in photos! Part 1

The challenge: crossing this river year during rainy season flooding(photo taken during a season when the water level is relatively low) Preparing the bridge site with a machete . . .  Preparing the bridge site . . . more aggressively Here come the...
A bridge built in a week!

A bridge built in a week!

Last month, we had the opportunity to be part of a very fun project! A missionary-run orphanage in another part of Honduras had a problem. They are located on a small farm, and a river runs through their land. Sometimes the river floods, and it becomes dangerous to...