Thursday, January 13, 2011

we arrived at Shanty Town

We left old town with 4 trucks and arrived with three, so we waited outside this area before heading to the magic Tree We thought maybe this was where we were headed, but we were wrong this area is still to affluent

It would appear that the water truck made a stop here today

The above house is now closer to the area that we are to deliver the food to

The house below was in our area, it was made out of pallets that they had sanded right down, we are not sure if they got a chicken or not.

This house would be considered not well off.
When are Friend Gwen got involved with the Chicken dinner program. There instructions where to only give chickens and beans to house that looked like they neede it. Like she said she felt they all needed help. They now have a social worker that lives in each area and helps decide who need the help more then the other. It is still all very sad

They now go out and give them tickets for the food, with out a ticket they can not recieve a chicken or bag which holds bean, rice, crackers, can of corn and cookies.

They had al been told to wait by the big tree in the area that we would arrive at 10:00am. This being Mexico we were on time but most others were not.

But that was ok . Once they got thier food they were just so pleased and grateful

We do not know what happened to this man but, his wife and chilren were very happy with the gifts

Other Friends of ours had purchased toys that needed to be handed out we tryed to play a a game with the children before hand but they were just to excited to focus

To try and keep track of who had recieved a toy we decided to mark the childrens hands with a marker

The children tryed to line up but it was really hard on the younger ones, the older ones waited till the end before they came up which was nice.

Some of the boys discovered that if the scrubbed really hard the marker would come off and they could get in line agian . Which would have been fine except we were a little short on Boy toys

But no matter what the smile on their faces was worth the early morning. They all like to have thier pictures taken and to show off thier new toys`

Mom and son heading back home

This gentleman showed up with all three kids on the bike and his ticket for his chicken dinner rolled up in a old magazine so he would not loose it.

We are getting gto the end of the toyes and it looks like we have a few more boys to find toyes for

Grampa has is hands full with the grandson and Mr Felton (the Politician) is telling him that things will get better this coming year.

People are waving good bye and thanking us over and over for the good deed. Do we have the warm fuzzy feeling going on Yes

This one was through the car window the girls were showing us their new dolls and their Moms were waving and blowing kisses

But most of all the smiles like this were all worth it

Happy New year, peace on earth and goodwill to all