Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday with the group

Tuesday we were up early again and headed into the city. Some of us enjoyed a breakfast of french fries and hot dogs from a street vendor. The hot dogs were piled high with cabbage, jalapenos, onions, mustard, ketchup, and more! So good!

We then headed back out to Nuevo Oriental to open up the "store." When we arrived there were more than 100 people standing out side in a line waiting to get in. They had been there since 6 a.m. waiting for us! We spent 3 hours slowly letting people filter into the building to search for their size of clothing. Each family was able to get 8 items for 20 Lemps ($1). We were able to get rid of all of the clothing. In the end we raised over $200 for the feeding center. The feeding center has actually been closed for the last couple of months because of lack of funding. It costs them around $110 a week to feed the 300 + children that come through the doors.

After we left the village we stopped at the Basillica in the city. It is a BEAUTIFUL church....and quite huge!

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