Today I will catch you up on what is leading up to what I will speak of today. As all of you know I sponsor a sweet young boy in Honduras named Mario. You may also know that I also sponsored a young sweet, but shy little boy named Jose.
My sweet sweet boys. :)
You may be wondering how I got these photos. Back in May to the beginning of June God gave me the privilege of meeting my boys in person. An anonymous person offered to pay for my plane ticket to go see both my boys. I will always be greatful to that person. This made what would be impossible for me to raise more possible.
Due to that amazing person and my amazing church I was able to go to Honduras. So I made my first flight anywhere to Honduras. After my grandma in a serious car accident the day before, one hotel stay, a 5 o'clock airport check in, being booted from my flight due to overbooking, finally leaving one airport, an hour flight to the next stop, a 6 or more hour layover, and seriously full bladder and nowhere to leave my thing to go, about a 2 and a half hour flight alone, and arriving finally at Honduras not at the planned 9:30 in the morning but late late at night. I must say I was exhausted and ready for sleep. After an hour or two drive from the airport, a realization they definitely use military differently, and finally arriving to the hotel for a few hours sleep I will say I had not much trouble sleeping other than my alarm or myself waking myself up on and off constantly.
I was exhausted but that did not phase me once we made it to our first destinations. It was like I had a rush of energy. I will let the video do the talking about my experience though. So many emotions I can not explain it.
Now after the feeding center and a girl orphanage visit and opting out church for it. We headed to both my boys center. Only two children were there at the time. School was still in session. We chose to go see a bilingual school nearby and a small few of the compassion children are lucky to have a scholarship too. Afterwards we headed back to the center to low and behold I saw one of my boys first thing. My sweet Mario. It did not take either of use long to make it to each other and hug. Nor did it take long for me to bawl like a baby.
I met Jose on child visit day due to his walk being so long to the center, but afterward the next day me made sure he was at the center in the clothes I had brought him to be with me. To my joy he and Mario even became decent friends. Through that week I must say I fell in love with more kids and not just my own. I will share my trip with you now. I must say it is an experience I would encourage everyone to try. It is well worth it. :)
A little cuteness thanks to Mario and his cousin. Marvin became as much mine visit day and after as my two boy. Sweet boy, as well as my two, and Mario's best friend was so lovable within a short time.
Yes I know my Spanish could be slightly not so good sometime. I spent majority of my time in Honduras at the soccer field with the boys with three little sweet girls and a little boy that grew attached following behind. I have plenty of videos on my YouTube account. Just follow any of the links posted and you will find me. Now to share my trip with you as a whole. I hope you enjoy it. :)
Now to end the exciting and the fun to get to the serious stuff. While there I noticed basic needs both my boys needed that most people in the USA take for granted. No I am not talking about food and clothing either.
Mario I was able to visit his home and knew part of his home was roofless. I am not sure why I was so shocked, but I was. Mario and his family desperately need a roof and the walls fixed. Not only that, but I also found out Mario and his family does not have running water. For all water needed they have to make a trip 20 minutes walk away just to get the water they need. Lucky they have kind neighbors that will share their water when they need it for cooking and something to drink. All else the walk has to be made.
Here is Mario's Story.......
I felt the need to take action. So I have. I am raising money first to get sweet Mario and his amazing family a roof. If there is extra it will go to other needs like running water and such for both boys. The money will be used wisely. I would love to see him have a new roof by the time I visit again hopefully in a few months. The raising is going good, but still there is still some left to raise. Please consider helping today. Even if it is a small amount it is a small step closer to Mario and his family having their whole home back and them not losing their home to the mountain. Thank you to all who already have donated. It means a lot to see that you care for a child and his family that means a lot to me.
I received a letter after the visit from both boys telling me they cant wait until I come again to see them. With Jose's letter though I also found out he has no running water as well and has a long walk too. Something I did not know while there because I did not make it to his home. As you see I have two running water goals and a roof goal. The full total will be 3,000 US dollars. I know a lot! Help or no my mission is to give my boys all they need.
I am also considering since Mario expressed interest in the bilingual school to enroll him in it and possibly even Jose. I need all the prayers I can get. I seem to of spoken a lot already so I shall end my post her. Until next time everyone! :D God Bless!