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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CASA - Gracias!

On January 30, What's the Good Word featured a story and pictures of a Casa (house) in Honduras belonging to Reyna and Pablo. The story was about an amazing lady who touched my heart with her wonderful spirit of gratitude and generosity. The post included pictures of their very humble home and invited those who might care to help to contribute to World Accord's Families for Families program in order to help build Reyna and Pablo a new one.
Side View of Reyna and Pablo's Old Casa

Some Neighbours at the Old House before Demolition

The response to that post was immediate and overwhelming. Several individuals promised to contribute personally, and at least two congregations went into fund-raising mode and gathered money for this cause. Consequently, since that time a nice, new little house has been built for Reyna and Pablo, one with a real floor and a roof that doesn't leak! Life has certainly changed for them.

Since that time, I have been aware that this story would not be complete until What's the Good Word had a chance to say thank you, but I needed to have pictures of the new house to show you what you accomplished. I now have those pictures and they speak eloquently so I will let them speak for themselves.

Volunteers Laying Blocks at the New House

Raising the Walls

A Nice New Home on the Hill

A Party to Celebrate

The Key to your new Home!

Pablo and Reyna with Al Wygood

On behalf of What's the Good Word, World Accord, and Reyna and Pablo, sincere thanks to all those who contributed to this effort, either physically or financially. You have made a difference in this world.

Posted by Carman


  1. Great post. Thank you for asking us to share. We were blessed as well.

  2. well this one brought me to tears! tears of joy!

    i will make sure that this gets printed and shared!

    thank you, Carman, for bringing the need to our collective attention. you gave all of us the opportunity to find a project we could support. we have been blessed!

  3. You are welcome John. And thanks to your congregation for contributing so generously to bless some of God's children they have never even met.

  4. Wonderful! Thank you for posting Carman and for all those who chipped in to help with funding or actual labour on the project. While our goal at World Accord is generally geared at empowering people to improve their circumstances so that they can afford to rebuild their own houses, there are certainly times when pure charity (and not a developmental approach) is called for and this was certainly one of them. Thank you all.
    David Barth
    World Accord

  5. Beautiful post, thank you for putting this together! I know the family up in the mountains, and would like to again say thank you for your continued support! Thank you also to the communities, indidviduals, and volunteers that have made such a positive life changing experience possible for this family and hopefully for themselves as well! I hope to be able to work with you down here in Honduras and/or in Canada on future projects!
    Lots of love,
    Megan Gilbertson

  6. This brings back memories of my trip to Honduras with World Accord. The people there have so little but are so gracious and thankful and it is wonderful that this family received a new home.Thank you for sharing this.

  7. We appreciate all the kind comments. It is especially nice to hear from those like Megan and Anonymous who have been on the ground there. Actually I believe Megan is still there for a couple more days! Travel safe, Megan. Honduran highways are always an adventure!


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