Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tortillas for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Yum!

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Maybe some coffee?  Yes?

Maybe some rice and beans, with white cheese and tortillas?  No? 

{Although Randy and I have had this for breakfast in Mexico and it is delicious! Here's a picture of me tasting a fresh tortilla for breakfast that I helped make! Mmmm.}

At Lifesong Honduras this is what a normal breakfast for the 550 kids they serve looks like.

For lunch they will get tortillas with either vegetable soup, pasta, or chicken with rice and vegetables.

For dinner they will eat rice, beans, cream (similar to sour cream) white cheese, eggs (2 times a week) and (you guessed it) tortillas.

Next Tuesday, March 29th join us for Tortilla Tuesday as we eat rice, beans, and tortillas for the day and provide tools for you to use in sharing with your family… in order to further teach out children about the lives of others.
 {Good thing tortillas are a STAPLE at our house!}

Enjoy a meal at work or with your family or friends of tortillas, rice, and beans.  This is a great way to not just talk about life for kids in Honduras, but to actually experience it, if only in one small way.

We want to encourage you to use this opportunity to share the need in Honduras with your kids, friends, and co-workers.

Here are a few facts and conversation starters:
1. Honduras is one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere

2. Last year approximately 75% of new students coming into Lifesong Honduras were malnurished, their weight and height way below average, and needed extra vitamins and supplements.  Pictured below are three 7th graders from this group:

"The reward comes in many forms... to watch them grow and their appearance change, knowing that you played a part in that.  It is hard explain, but when you take one of our graduates and compare them to someone of the same age, from their own villages, even though the differences may range from ever so slight to obvious, it is visible."
-Lifesong Honduras staff member
3. There are innumerous un-reached mountain villages that still do not have electricity or running water, children without clothing or shoes, and families without food to feed their children.
- Homes are barely constructed of mud, sticks, cardboard and whatever material they can use to cover themselves.
-Many villages have no organized church, nor a pastor, nor a church building in which to meet.
-Students at Plan Escalon spend part of their education giving back… visiting mountain villages, where many of them came from, to bring food (rice and beans) and minister to the people.
- Imagine what it would it be like to live in a mountain village in Honduras… What would it be like?  Would you feel hopeful of your future?   How would you survive?

4. At Lifesong Honduras they have to make 3,500 tortillas made every day… on only 3 stoves!
- Can you imagine making that many tortillas every day?  Think about how you would interact with others in the kitchen.  How easy would it be trying to accomplish this with only 3 stoves?

*Be sure to have your camera ready for Tortilla Tuesday! Please send Lifesong a photo of you and your family or co-workers (or whoever you invite) participating in Tortilla Tuesday, your location, and a short story about the impact it made and the conversations you had to! If you have a blog or facebook, consider sharing it!

Our goal is:

Will you join us?  Every dollar will make a difference!  Every dollar will be doubled for the sake of orphans!

So far Lifesong has 4 commitments.  Thank you!  We still need more.  Together we can do more for the children and the future of Honduras!

Contact Lifesong at to make your commitment AND be sure to tell them that we sent you from our blog!

Hear personal stories & follow the progress on the Lifesong blog all this week!

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