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 26, 2014

Walking straight before Him: Day 1

Day 1 is in the books. Today was the best first day of VBS that I have ever had. Things ran smoothly, we had all of the supplies we needed, and the kids enjoyed the day! Our teachers, administrators, and church members were wonderful. They all helped out a tremendous amount. From the assembly time to making up songs, to crowd control, they each are playing an important part in our week.

Today we introduced the theme of "walking straight before Him", with our theme verse being 2 cor 5:17. "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed and the new has come!"  During our assembly time, as I was teaching, Chris made balloon animals to go along with the story. To help illustrate how we are made into a new creation, Chris made a caterpillar and a butterfly. They were a HUGE hit! The kids loved them!

We had a great time learning new songs and memory verses. We made foot shaped name tags with the theme verse on them and also made butterflies. The kids were so excited with everything that we had prepared for them. We are ready to go back tomorrow!

After VBS, we continued to build relationships with the girls. I finally learned the word "fou" (sounds like foo). It means being crazy in a playful way. And "fou" is a perfect word to sum up all of our girls. We are having the best time with them. We had a massive dance party in the courtyard at the girls home, which we have dubbed Club Ferrier. It really gives dancing before the Lord a new meaning.

We were also able to give the girls printed song books of English worship songs. We went over some of them tonight and will continue throughout the week.

All in all, it's been a excellent day. Here are some ways you can pray for us:

- Day 2 of VBS: showing God's love by being kind to others
- for energy to keep up with all of the excited kids
- for chances to minister to the teachers and helpers in the classes
- for better time management (haha, it's Haiti... Maybe just pray for flexibility on our parts!)

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