Thursday, February 07, 2008

More on the houses

This afternoon we were able to go to survey the sight where the fires completly destroyed 5 houses - just over a week ago. We went at the invitation of the mayor of Tegucigalpa - who by the way is a very nice man. The mayor and some around him were interested in the media event and Terri and I were interested in making sure that we met the families that had lost their homes in the fire. Our plan is to start building next Thursday and hopefully we will get all the houses built in 3 or 4 days.
Today when we arrived at the site we met a little girl that is 5 years old. Most children we meet are pretty happy - even in some of the most dire situations. This little girl was different as she was sad and her eyes were filled with big tears. When we asked her about the big tears she said that she just wanted her house back. I cannot imagine the sheer trauma of a child losing the security of their house - even if the house is one room shared by 8 or 10 others. I can't wait to see the look on this child's face when the lumber truck shows up next Thursday morning and she knows that she is getting her house back.
Be a blessing to somebody today.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

I can't wait to see a picture of this little girl after Terri takes it when she realizes she is getting a new house.
I am frying a big platter of "crappy" for Dylan and Pearley. I wish I could send you a helping...:)
Love, Ginger