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, December 20, 2011

S'mores and goodbyes...

Today was our final day working in Haiti and it was a great one. We started out continuing and finishing our projects for the week. The painting is fully finished and touch ups are done. We were able to get everything ready for our little boys and they will get to sleep in their new room tonight. The older boys are excited too, because they get their room and space back. We finished the coats in the depot and they will be able to store all of their supplies in there tonight as well. We finished our 3rd wall today! Our arms were sore and tired but it is complete. The men will do all of the finishing and get it ready to turn it into a kitchen and great room for the boys home and church. Part of the group got to go hiking through the village and place plaques on some homes and dedicate them and pray for the families there. The best part of the day was sharing a surprise with the boys. We made smores! In about 10 min they ate 4 boxes of graham crackers, 4 big bags of marshmallows and 48 chocolate bars. Needless to say they loved them and the marshmallow covered smiles on their faces proved it. After this we were able to share Christmas with the boys. We had a gift for each of them: a beanie, crayons, coloring books, matchbox cars, personalized pencils, and dum dums. They were all so appreciative and happy. Their genuine happiness reminded us and prepared our hearts for the true meaning if christmas. We got to hang out for a short while and just spend time with them. We then got to the hardest part, saying goodbye. Leaving is always the hardest part but knowing that they are there and being loved makes it easier. Now we are just packing up and getting ready for the journey home tomorrow. Please pray for our time of leaving and for our hearts to be ready to be back. Ask all of us about our trip, we have so many more stories to share than will fit on this blog and are eager to share them. Thanks or being a part of our trip.

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