A Sea of Faces
Moved to action near literal mountains of trash in Honduras, Cambodia, and the Dominican Republic, the Trash Mountain Project has been making huge impacts in these little known hobbled villages that pop up near trash heaps. Families live there on the banks of trash mountains and streams of “water” unsafe for consumption from the chemical by-products leaching from trash. The parents and children work in the trash, picking out what little recyclables remain, selling them for fractions of dollars to support their families.
Children are malnourished, many only consuming high-sugar junk food & flavored soda as it is cheap and available. TMP has moved in to the Dominican Republic recently and teamed up with Pastor Pablo in Santiago to support Kids with a Hope. They are providing education, nutrition, rudimentary health and dental care, and most of all, the Hope that can be found in Jesus Christ.
This weekend at FBC the director of the Trash Mountain Project, Brett Durbin, visited to share with us a unique opportunity to individually support children through the Kids with a Hope program, this image below is a sea of children waiting to be adopted. One of the unique things about this program is that a person could have the opportunity to meet their adopted child by serving on a short term mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Also, check out this article from today’s Topeka Capital Journal.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ (Matthew 25:35-36 ESV)
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