Friday, May 30, 2008

Amigos of Honduras.org


I am off to Honduras in about 3 hours... I really should be getting some sleep, but thought I would update one more time. I will be gone for a full week visiting the projects and hanging out with cool, cool kids in Honduras, and Kerry will be staying home with our kids! He is an awesome, supportive,and encouraging husband and I am lucky to have him. The kids adore their dad and are looking forward to having time with him. I'm going to miss Kerry's 38th birthday (JUNE 6TH) and I wish I could be there to celebrate it with him!! Call and give him a hard time for me :)
Kerry and I have been able to be involved with a humanitarian group called Amigos of Honduras . This foundation was started by Dave Riley, who is one of the business partners with Kerry at YES, and he has done some pretty amazing things in a really short time. It started almost 3 years ago and already with this foundation and all the generous supporters we have built 3 schools, provided water projects for 3 mountain communities, helped with orphanages, provided funds for a community to rebuild after being misplaced from hurricane Mitch, donated money and supplies to help mothers and babies with aids on the Island of Roatan, and so many other awesome projects that help individual families and communities. It is such a great thing to be a part of. The thing I am looking forward to the most is being able to practice my Spanish with the little kids and being able to hand out all of the goodies and toys that people here at home have donated and put together for them. That is the best part - if you've ever helped with donations or putting humanitarian kits together for service projects, Thank YOU for doing the hard work and just know that they really are making a difference and ending up in a little childs hands or delivered to schools, and there really is a very grateful and receiving hand on the other end. We get to do the fun part! We take duffle bags full of these kits and clothing to different families and groups and then we fill our backpacks with toys and candy and get to hand it out to the kids. They love it - they come from very humble living conditions - many are the poor of the poor. But they are happy, energetic, smiley, and loving kids. They are awesome. I have been so grateful to be able to experience this part of it.

If you'd like to see some of the projects and kids, go to amigosofhonduras.org

Hasta Manana!

4 comments:

The Stones said...

I love being a part of this! It stinks having Jarum gone for a week, but what an awesome cause! Lucky gal, I hope I can go within the next couple years!

Tansy said...

That sounds like such a great organization. You guys are so awesome to be part of it. Have a good time!!

Candy said...

This is why we love our Makell. Thanks to you and Kerry being a part of wonderful work and blessings to many people near and far.
I would love to do something like that. I will have to live through you for a while.
Enjoy mi amiga.

Tanya said...

Wow, you are amazing! I can't wait to read about your trip when you get back. What a great, self-less, and purely humbling thing to do. You are a superstar!!