TODAY WAS BACK PACK DAY IN HONDURAS!

It was 88 degrees outside today but it felt like 91 degrees.  The trade winds from the Caribbean were calm and everything felt sticky.   Sweat seemed to be pouring out of every part of her body as she encouraged the children to keep sorting the bags of rice, corn flour and chicken consume (the grocery store didn’t have enough beans for all the families).

  Our founder and missionary, Robyn, buying groceries to fill the back packs

Our founder and missionary, Robyn, buying groceries to fill the back packs

It always brings a smile to Robyn’s face and joy to her heart when she makes the turn and drives up the steep hill to Samuel Raymond Christian School.   Ms. Deborah, the other missionary who runs the school, is such a strong, kind hearted person and the children who attend her school are always such a delight to see.   

  The steep road up to the school where the back packs were distributed

The steep road up to the school where the back packs were distributed

  The school where the  ER International  back packs are distributed

The school where the ER International back packs are distributed

  Robyn and Ms. Deborah

Robyn and Ms. Deborah

Today is Thursday and Thursdays are usually “ER International Back Pack Day” at the school.  The children who attend the school willingly help haul the groceries out of the vehicle, count and sort the bags of food and fill the back packs. Later, they were able to take the back packs home with the much needed food they just sorted. 

  The food items that were placed in the back packs

The food items that were placed in the back packs

ER International purchases rice, beans, corn flour and other staples each week to feed the families of the children at Ms. Deborah’s school. 

Honduras is the third poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean. One-third of the people in Honduras live on less than one dollar a day. With one in every four children suffering from malnutrition, you don't have to look far in Honduras to find a child in desperate need of food.  The average Honduran child drops out of school by age 11 to help support the family income.

  Some of the children who received back packs today

Some of the children who received back packs today

Our founder and missionary, Robyn, feels determined to make a difference in the lives of these children and is fully committed to the work in Honduras.  That’s why she partners with Ms. Deborah at the local Christian school on the Island of Roatan.  It is so important that we at ER International provide food for these children and their families, it keeps them in school and potentially impacts their future for the good.

When you partner with ER International to provide this Back Pack Program, you are keeping a young, under-nourished child fed and in school and out of potentially dangerous, harmful or possible trafficking situations.   

Won’t you join me today and make a tax deductible contribution? 

I’m committed and our founders, Ernie and Robyn are committed. 

Click on the Give button at www.erinternational.org.