No, this post is not about new home sales. Its not about our economy either. But if it was, I would be happy to tell you that new home sales are picking up and the economy shows signs of continued improvement.
In a few short weeks, many Rotarians from Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama will gather at Nashville International Airport for a flight to somewhere much warmer. Not only will we enjoy the break from winter, but we will also enjoy helping out less-fortunate folks across the globe.
During our week in the Choluteca region of Honduras, remote villages will receive electricity in their homes, filtered drinking water, and eco-stoves that won’t fill the inside of their homes with smoke while meals are prepared. Teeth will get pulled, and bare feet will get shoes. Old clothing will become new again. And life as they know it will get just a little bit better.
We’ll pack the maximum weightof supplies and other goodies the airlines will allow into plastic tubs. We’ll take clothes for the week in a back pack that many of us will leave behind…clothes and all. And most of us will have spent every dime we had with us on the needs of our new friends, holding back just enough to pay the “departure tax” at the airport for the flight home. In Honduras, Customs lets you in free. You must pay to leave!
This year, some in our group are going to stay in local homes. Nope, not this fat boy. I’m going to opt for the $15/night hotel that comes with breakfast. Not that I feel above staying in a group setting with local families… its just too embarassing to fart only to hear others laughing…. in Spanish!
Many people have farted, or maybe worse, while landing in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. This is what we will look like from the ground as we arrive in Honduras.
Before we leave, I will post more information on our mission and pictures of previous trips and accomplishments. If anyone would like to make a difference in the lives of Honduran families, I will make certain any donations will be put to good use…. not cold beer. That is cheap down there too, by the way!
These trips are very spiritually rewarding and I feel priviledged to participate. We know we cannot change the world, but we can make a difference one life and one village at a time.
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, www.OleSouth.com, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee
Way to go Trey! I wish I could go…how rewarding. When I was in Roatan, the women wanted cotton underwear & t-shirts. Would it be better buying underclothes & things or donating money? BE SAFE & ENJOY!!
When we go, we take the “hard to get” things like tools and supplies. Everything else we buy there to help their local economy. If you would like to make a donation, that would be awesome and the money would definitely be put to good use. Make donations payable to Rotary Club of Spring Hill, PO Box 865, Spring Hill, TN 37174. Please make a note earmarking funds for “Honduras Project.” Thanks!