Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Muddy Feet and Happy Hearts

Mud, mud and more mud. Today was a wet day. Water mixed with dirt makes for a lot of mud. Mud mixed with dozens of feet makes for more mud. It is one thing getting dirty and cleaning up, but there is something a little bit awful about getting dirty, dirtier, and then finally filthy and staying that way for hours.
I have never been more aware of the poverty here as I am this year. Extreme water and mud is a big eye opener of what these people live in day in and day out.
One man, who is recieveing a house tomorrow, tore his old one down only to have to sleep in the torrential downpours of the last two nights under a tarp.Today he smiled as he spoke of the hope of a better future.
Joy and Joe

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