GARBAGE DUMP The road winds up a steep hill and the smell of rotting garbage hits you before you
can even see it. Fires burn at various locations in the dump, while crowds of people sort through the trash. Thousands of large vultures, black as tar and as tall as a small child, pick at the garbage alongside the men, women and children.
The garbage dump in Honduras is the “office” to Jose Arita and his family. They
once lived in a cardboard shack near the dump. Co-pastor of a small church in his village, Jose has a deep faith in Christ and preaches in the dump as he works.
“It’s my call to minister to my brothers and sisters here in the dump,” he said. “It’s an honor.”