Yesterday was one of my favorite days even amidst my exhaustion. In the afternoon we hiked an hour and a half through the jungle to La Pintada, a Ch’orti’ Mayan village near Copan Ruinas. This people group is native to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. There are estimated to be 4,200 Ch’orti’ people in Honduras today. I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. Even though the Copan Ruins is a major tourist attraction for many wealthy Westerners and backpackers, right outside the main city lies extreme poverty. These people lack a clean water supply and are malnourished which prevents some mothers from producing milk for their babies and causes many diseases among the children. It was hard to hide my tears as we prayed for the children and families who are facing inexplicable hardships, but I know we serve a mighty God who holds these families in His hands. Right now there are 47 houses in this village. We are starting a project with @cryinthedesert to bring water filters to each family. The cost would be $75 per home. Please let me know if you’d like to help one or more families enjoy clean water, which is something many of us take for granted daily.
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