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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 1&3

Words cannot describe our experience up to this point. Our travel to Haiti was long. We left Sunday and made it to Miami where we had an overnight stay. We left Monday morning at 4am to board our 30 person flight to Cap Hatian. The flight was an experience for all of us. As the plane began the descent we caught our first glimpse of Haiti. It was beautiful. We landed and then waited 2 hours for our luggage to get there. We packed up the trucks and got on the road to Ferrier which will be our home for the next week. As we pulled through the gate we were greeted by smiling kids who just hugged and loved on us. The rest of the day was spent preparing for our vbs. We got to go on our tour and see the girls home, school and the church. We were able to spend some amazing time in prayer as a group. Our voices filled the church, it was amazing. We came back and had dinner and then crashed. We woke up this morning and painted some of the doors and windows at our girls home. It looks so nice. After lunch we got our Vbs supplies together and headed to the church. When we got there we had a huge crowd waiting for us. We had originally planned the vbs for 300 kids, last week that number was changed to 700. Well, today god had different plans. In the midst of rain, we had over 1500 kids attend. It was crazy. We were in no way prepared for this many, but flexibility was key. Everyone stepped up and served above and beyond. It was crazy and chaotic but we managed to get through. There was some discouragement, but we know that despite our desire for perfection glory was brought to god and that His will was done. We regrouped and headed back to the girls home where we had another amazing meal waiting for us. We ate dinner followed by team time and replanning our vbs. We are being stretched and god is doing some amazing things. Continue to pray for our group. Pray or us to know how to handle these large crowds. Pray for our communication. Pray for us to love harder. Pray for gods will to be done.

Btw today is Molly's 22nd birthday and she said spending it with 1500 kids and doing crafts is the best!

1 comment:

  1. These kids are so blessed to have such amazing people loving on them this week. I am praying for changed lives; that God would reveal Himself in a way nobody could have ever imagined.