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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Our final day

Today has been a bittersweet day. It was our final day of work in Haiti. We started out really slow this morning because it rained all night. When we woke up at 6am everything was silent so we slept in a little bit... Once we were up and on our way reality set in that this day would be filled with alot of lasts. Our prayer time this morning focused on god being glorified in all things, even the little stuff. As we drove up the mountain we prayed for god to move. When we got to the boys home more smiling faces were waiting for us, because there was no school. The boys were busy with chores, playing, doing laundry by hand and a variety of other things. We split into our paint group and rock group. The rock group slowly got to work. We were beyond exhausted and have been lifting rocks and boulders for the past 5 days, our muscles and bodies were wanting to give up, but we couldn't. We continued to carry rocks and cement, and then they told us they needed us to do something different. We moved to the back of the house, formed a line that was interspersed with Haitian hands and threw the rocks down the 20ft drop. The pile we were pulling from was the past 2 days of work, and by 11:30am a majority of the rocks were down and in place for the next portion of the wall. It was a great day of work. All in all this week we went through over 10,000lbs of cement, over 75 cubic feet of stones and boulders, countless buckets of mortar, a ton of memories, and 75% of the walls foundation complete. Plus the sore muscles to prove the work. GOD IS GOOD. We could not have done it without HIM. The paint team got to work right away. They were able to paint the entire room and we were able to move in the tables so the boys could have dinner in there. This room has been in the works since before the earthquake and now it is ready. The boys were so excited and couldn't wait to be in there. Part of the group was able to hike to some of the houses that have been built and pray for the families and dedicate their house. Our afternoon ended with hanging out with the boys. We made a little Easter bag of candy and had toys to play with. Bubbles and candy transfer any language barrier. We then had to say our goodbyes which was difficult. We have grown to love these boys and many others so much. God has blessed our time here tremendously. As we loaded into the van to leave we are sad that we have to go but know that god is going to continue the work here. And that these boys are loved and blessed. We then went to buy some souvenirs and got ready to go home.
Pray for us as we continue to say goodbye.
Pray for our hearts as we have been changed and challenged by god this week.
Pray that we would not forget what god has done.
Pray for our transition back into life in America. Many of us are going straight back to work, school, and tests...
And please ask us about our trip. There are so many more stories to tell that couldn't fit in the blog. Ask us we would love to share.

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