Project Underwear

In about three weeks we are taking our children on an exploratory trip to Honduras.
Thanks to Dale who was able to find tickets for a great price. He is a great deal finder!
It is important to us that you know this is not coming out of our missions budget or from the pockets of those who are supporting us in actually moving to the field.
We paid for it ourselves.
We want the kids to experience life in Honduras before we go to the field; meet the children in the schools we will be working in and ministering to, visit potential schools that they themselves will attend and just see a bit of the country where they will be living.  All three of them are pumped about this upcoming trip and are counting down the days.

During the Christmas break we met up with the Lundrigan’s at a Tim Horton’s in St. Catherines. Most of you know this, but they are the couple with whom we will be working in Honduras. They were home over Christmas and we wanted to get together to visit and catch up. It was so great to see them again and re connect.
Since we had people asking us  what they can donate for us to bring down, we asked Randy and Judy and Judy’s reply surprised me. “Underwear”
Many of the children there do not wear underwear under their clothes simply because they do not have them.
Can you imagine? A child eight or nine or even older never owning a pair of underwear, something here in Canada that is a basic need. That would be unheard of  here.

Since finding out about this need for underwear, my mother in law started a project with her church’s woman’s group. They are collecting new underwear and we in turn will take it down with us when we go in Feb. They are collecting for little girls, but it is also the school boys that need underwear as well.
Also, there is a Zehrs in Kitchener that found out about this project and they have donated between 25-30 packages!  Wow!
The ladies in her church are so excited about the great response. It’s funny to see them oohing and awing over underwear!
It’s something so simple and basic but it will be huge blessing to those kids!

If you are interested in helping with the “underwear project” and you live in the Stratford or Kitchener area, donations can be dropped off at Kitchener Gospel Temple with a note that it’s for the Ladies Ministry or if in Stratford you can drop them off at our house or Bethel Church.
Right now I would suggest checking out the sales at Zellers since they are closing their doors for good in a few days..it would be a good time to stock up and donate to the children of Honduras!

I am not entirely sure how we will go about handing them out to the kids, but I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful smiles on their faces!