The mission of Hope For The Hungry is to "Share the Bread of Life with a Starving World". God has called us to serve people who suffer from hunger that is both spiritual and physical. According to scriptural mandate, we offer food for the body and salvation for the spirit to those who do not know Jesus Christ and will suffer eternal death without Him.

Monday, May 10, 2010

4 Roofs & Goodbyes

Today was our last day of work in Haiti and it was a good one. We put our 4th roof on for a man named Augusta and his family. They were there living life amongst us as we worked. They were doing laundry, bathing children, nursing children, and preparing their meal. We just continued to work and shortly after lunch their house was roofed. We prayed for them and began to clean up. They were so appreciative of their new roof. We then went back to the boys home and did an inventory of the materials we had left. As we got back school had just let out so we got to play with the kids. We kicked a soccer ball, colored, played with bubbles, jumped rope, threw a frisbee, and sang we are the world with them. It was a fun time. We shared candy and cards that people had given from the states. After this fun time we began to say our goodbyes. This part was difficult, because we had grown to love so many of them. When we got back tonthe house the rain started and continued for a few hours. We are now packing up our bags and leave here early tomorrow morning.

Pray for safe travels and for god to prepare our hearts as we come back home. Pray for those who will continue work here: Jean Alix, Mylene, Rosena, Sinclaire, Paulvere, Angelo, Denis, and many others.

BTW We worshiped and rested yesterday and it was much needed. We were blessed to worship with our haitian friends. They truly worship god from the pit of their soul!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

3 Roofs down 1 to go!

Today we finished our third roof. This was a special day because we were roofing the house we helped lay bricks and tie rebar on two days ago. Unfortanetly this house was not on the road and we had to walk the supplies down part of the mountain. The homeowner was Joseph and he is this little old man who was so appreciative for the work we were doing. He helped with what he could and had a lot of people there to help us. Everyone did an amazing job at their tasks and the roof went on fast. As we finished the roof we were able to pray for Joseph and his family. It was a sweet time. He thanked all of us and gave us hugs. Tonight we found out that there would be over 20 people staying in this home. Also, they were not going to be sleeping in the homes until they were fully finished but we got a call tonight and they are sleeping in the house we roofed. After 5 months of sleeping in a tent they are now in a home! We also got to go and have a meal at a restaraunt and did some souvineer shopping. It has been an amazing week and we have truly been blessed. We are looking forward to tomorrow and getting to worship with our Haitian friends.

Pray for much needed rest tomorrow. Pray for the last few days here and that we would continue to be intentional. Pray for God to be glorified in all things.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Today was another exhausting day. After the changed plans from yesterday, we really weren't sure what we'd be doing once we left Jean Alix's house. But after a days break from roofing, we got to go at it again today! Thankfully the home was on the side of the road, so we packed up all of the needed supplies into the tap-tap and dropped it off on the curb. Shalmai, the home owner, was right beside us the entire day. It was so encouaging to see him take ownership of his home and put so much sweat labor into it.

Our team works together so well! Everyone has been so joyful in every single task they have been given. It's been so sweet to watch our our team minister to their Haitian brothers and sisters.

Pray for us tomorrow, as we are working on our third roof. Pray for our safety as we handle heavy materials and for endurance as we continue our work in the hot sun. Pray that we continue to shine the light of Jesus to everyone we see and that we would be intentional in everything we do. 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flexablity is Key!

It's another beautiful day in Haiti. Last night we had a rainstorm that cooled things off and the sound of rain on the tin roof put us to sleep. One of the key words to missions is flexablity and we have learned this one today. Our plan was to put a roof on house number 2 but it was not ready for us. So, we regrouped and switched to plan b. Plan b included is breaking up into 2 groups with different tasks. Group 1 stayed at the boys home and built shelving for our supplies. They had to move everything out in order to build. The shelving is built as far as we had supplies and will be finished once it gets here. Group 2 went to one of the houses that we will roof later this week. We helped with different aspects of the house from moving blocks, mixing concrete by hand, handtying rebar, and various other tasks. All of us were stretched beyond measure. We were challenged with our plans not working out and doing things we weren't ready for. But in everything God was blessed.

Pray for us as we continue to work on homes and plan to roof again tomorrow. Pray for team unity and strength. Pray for communication to not be an issue and find new ways to share the love of Christ with those we come in contact with.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's a long way down!

Today has been a long and tiring day. We started the day at 6am to the sun and breakfast being prepared. The goal for the day was to put a roof on a house. We left Jean Alix's house by 8am and headed to the boys home. When we got there we took a quick tour, saw some of the roofed houses, and began to prepare for the house we would work on. 

Side note- school is back in session and the temporary classrooms we built at spring break are in full use. Such a sweet site to see.

Once we had gathered the supplies from the storage room we learned that the house we would be working on is about a mile and a half down the side of the mountain. So, we carried all of the supplies down the long path to the house. After a long day and many trips up and down we accomplished our task and ROOFED a HOUSE! We were able to pray with the family and had some really sweet moments. They were so appreciative and their smiles will forever be engrained in our minds. It truly took teamwork to finish the task and everyone did great.

PTL our prayers were answered and our cement is here, so work can continue. We got to help unload 100 bags of 50k bags of cement. Incase you didn't know 50k=100lbs! Although we are tired it is a huge blessing to be able to continue our work here.

Please continue to pray for our team and for the work we are doing. We have 3 more houses to roof and several other projects and tasks. Pray for stamina and strength to get through the days. Pray for openness to opportunities to share and love on people.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We've Arrived!!

So, after leaving Belton at 3am this morning, we've finally pulled in to Jean Alix's driveway! Such a welcome sight! We are sitting down to a wonderful dinner and then are all headed to bed after such a tiring day of travels...

For those of you who didn't hear, we have purchased 200 bags of cement, but haven't been able to get it because it was out of stock. The work here has been at a standstill until the cement is onsite. This was a concern for our team and the weeks tasks ahead of us.  But praise the Lord, when we got here, Jean Alix told us that there are 100 bags waiting for us in Guibert!
Please pray for us as we begin our work tomorrow. Pray for strength and endurance as we evaluate the work that needs to be done.