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, July 20, 2015

Day 1: God is bigger than what's expected

VBS Day 1 was a success! We had a great day. The first day of anything is always such an unknown, but we were ready for whatever God had in store for us. Our assembly time started out slow with only a few students there, but as we sang and made some noise the kids started coming out of the woodworks. We are spending the week focusing on the power of God and today we looked at the life of Jesus. The kids learned new songs and memorized 2 verses today. Your prayers from yesterday were answered... Our translators were awesome. And we had some of our teachers step up and share a story with the kids, complete with costumes and props. 

It was amazing and a definite highlight of the day. What a way to kick off the week! 

After the assembly we broke up into our classes and had some time with each class. Everyone did an amazing job with their classes. 

These kids are having a blast and are really learning Scripture. We spent some time on the playground playing with the kids too. As lunchtime approached we finished up our teaching and helped serve food for the 300+ kids and teachers we had today. We have learned a lot about the process and are really looking forward to what is in store tomorrow.

This afternoon we had free time so some of us took naps, others payed games, and others enjoyed the scenery. It was a much needed time after today. A group of us decided to go on an adventure. We hiked down the steep side of the mountain to the creek at the bottom. This is the water source for many to clean and wash with, but it was a tough hike to get down. We had some of the boys from the home go with us to show us the way. We also got to attempt carrying a load of wet, freshly washed clothes in a bucket balanced on our head. It was so hard and it is crazy to think that this is reality for so many. As we caught our breath and returned to our home we noticed a tap tap (Haitian taxi) in the driveway. Then we saw a bunch of girls... They were all of the girls from our girls home! They travelled 12 hours just to come and spend the week with us. It was such a surprise and we are so excited for what is in store.

The rest of the evening was spent in team time and preparing for tomorrow's vbs.
Pray that our vbs would continue to go well
Pray for relationships to form and communication to flow smoothly.
Pray that the minor hiccups from today will resolve themselves tomorrow. 
Pray for our teachers to continue to invest in the material and have another story for the children tomorrow.

Thank you all for the love and prayers!

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