This simple, concise and accurate summary of the root of the currently political unrest in Honduras was written by Kaleb Eldridge.  He, his wife and two daughters have lived in Honduras for _____ years.  (I can’t remember the number of years.  Let’s say more than some years but not forever.)  To learn more about them…

One of the largest expenses we raise funds for at The Children’s Home Project is private school scholarships. In 2018, eight Proniño kids will have the chance to receive a private education. The number brings tears to my eyes. Education is the key. There are hundreds of obstacles to breaking the cycle of poverty, but…

  We’ve tentatively accepted a new kid into Crecer! He’s young and spunky and everything is exciting to him. He plays soccer to his little heart’s delight, is learning the ins and outs of the wii remotes, and gobbles down Teresa’s cooking in roughly four bites. He just clicks. Until he’s asked to do a…

I know I should be thankful all year.  There’s a little spot on my snazzy to-do list page that says “today I am grateful for:”. That’s usually where I write the things I need to do in the evening when I get home.  Don’t want those things to get jumbled up with the things I…

A few weeks ago I completed year one in Honduras. Sometimes I feel like I’ve lived here forever, other times I feel like I blinked and those 365 days went by. If I am being honest, the majority of this past year has felt like climbing a mountain that I might never get to the…

I finally finished a book called Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.  I don’t recommend it.  It chronicles the lives of upwards of 20 people for 10 years in the Bronx in the 80’s.  Drugs.  Jail.  Homelessness. Teenage pregnancy.  Truancy.  Addiction.  Despair.  I know what you’re saying.  Sounds like my kind of book, right?  Normally,…

Back in the day, I’d talk about not wanting to ‘lose’ kids. When I said that, I meant that I didn’t want to lose track of them, to lose the connection that I had to them. And then I started ‘losing’ kids that I love ‘to the street’. This means that too many years have…

If I had a dollar for every time I get asked, “So how did you get started with Honduras?”, I think I could fund my life here forever. It’s a common question. I can’t blame people for wondering what type of nonsense led up to me moving 2000 miles away from Valentino’s pizza and Target….

“We see in the homies what they don’t see in themselves, until they do.” -Greg Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart We may have mentioned this book once or twice on the TCHP blog. And by once or twice, I clearly mean 100 or 200. Greg Boyle so eloquently talks about the dignity and the countless…

And so continues the blog that left you all on your toes….. (Didn’t read last weeks? Click here). Our whole car ride, and the months prior, he had really only mentioned his mom. He couldn’t remember what her name was, but he sure remembered her face. He remembered that she made him feel loved, even…

I love family visits. Getting to see kids reunited with people they love, being welcomed into a part of their lives that I had never seen, and processing it all afterwards. Each time I pulled into the gates of Proniño the last 6 months upon returning from a family visit, a certain child would always…

It’s a unique position we’re in- being responsible for our kids. We’re not their parents, we’re not their teachers, but we’re running a center where they come every day. We encourage them to make good choices. But can we force them to get in our busito every day and go to school? Sure can’t. But…

This simple, concise and accurate summary of the root of the currently political unrest in Honduras was written by Kaleb Eldridge.  He, his wife and two daughters have lived in Honduras for _____ years.  (I can’t remember the number of years.  Let’s say more than some years but not forever.)  To learn more about them…

One of the largest expenses we raise funds for at The Children’s Home Project is private school scholarships. In 2018, eight Proniño kids will have the chance to receive a private education. The number brings tears to my eyes. Education is the key. There are hundreds of obstacles to breaking the cycle of poverty, but…

  We’ve tentatively accepted a new kid into Crecer! He’s young and spunky and everything is exciting to him. He plays soccer to his little heart’s delight, is learning the ins and outs of the wii remotes, and gobbles down Teresa’s cooking in roughly four bites. He just clicks. Until he’s asked to do a…

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