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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 6 - Winding Down

Today was our last full day on the construction site. The depot is coming along quickly and will be complete early next week. We have sifted an unbelievable amount of rock, moved lots of block, and carried several buckets of mortar. It has been enjoyable to serve alongside our Haitian brothers as we worked hard on the depot.

We had the opportunity to play hopscotch and soccer with some of the local children this afternoon. It was fun to see the joy on their faces and hear their laughter as we played.

Our time in Haiti is coming to a close. We are ready to see our families and friends, but we will miss the time we've had here.

Thank you all for your prayers. We are looking forward to sharing our stories with you soon. Pray for us as we wrap up our time and begin our journey home.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 5

Danny and I sifted more rock today. Preston got promoted to mason apprentice. The construction on the depot is coming along very well. It is such a blessing to see the kids at the school when they come out for recess. They are always happy and smiling. Played soccer with some of the boys. They are much better than us, but it was lots of fun.

- Nathan Evans

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 4

We all woke up pretty sore from yesterday's work. But when we started back to work on the depot, the feelings of soreness quickly went away. We were able to sift a lot of dirt and move brick for the masons.

After work we walked down to the creek by the boys home. It was good to see some of the beautiful country of Haiti. Pictures don't give the mountains and countryside justice. It is God's creation that you just have to see for yourself.

Pray that we will continue to display Gods glory to the workers and children and for strength to work through the week.

- Preston Smedley

Day 3- Let it begin

Monday was a beautiful day! The weather was pleasant, the air was cool, and we even experienced an afternoon rain storm.

The work is challenging. We spent the entire day sifting rock & sand by hand. It is a tedious job, but it allowed us to talk and fellowship as we worked. We are working right next to the school in Guibert, so at various times of the day we had numerous school children gathering to watch us work.

It is such a blessing to see the impact that the ministry is having on the local community, especially the children. They are so full of joy and hope. God is at work in this place and it is evident on the faces of the people.

Thank you for your continued prayers. Please pray that God will renew our tired bodies and grant us energy for the tasks ahead.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 2 - A Day of Worship & Rest

"This is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it!". We had a wonderful morning in worship with our Haitian brothers and sisters. Although most of the service was in Creole and we could not understand the words, the presence of The Lord was evident and God was glorified.

This afternoon has been a wonderful time of rest and preparation for the week. We have enjoyed tremendous fellowship with Pastor JeanAlix and his family. We are ready to begin construction on a new depot (storage shed) tomorrow. Once the depot is complete, all the food and construction items used at The Boy's home, school, and surrounding community will have a new "home". This will free up at least two rooms for future classroom expansion at the school.

We are excited about what the Lord has in store for us. Pray that God works beyond our language barrier. Pray that the construction goes well and that all the needed materials are readily available.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 1- Travel

We are resting comfortably after a wonderful meal with our friends here in Haiti. Our day of travel was long but good. We made it all the way with no issues or delays and found all of our luggage had arrived with us. While it is often easy to take those things for granted, tonight we thank the Lord for delivering us here safely.

We are looking forward to worship with our Haitian brothers and sisters I. The morning. Pray for Danny as he preaches God's Truth in the morning. Pray for a great week of ministry and that God is glorified in and through us.