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.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Rest and Preparations

It has been a great sabbath here in Haiti. Our first night of sleep was interesting with all kinds of new sounds, but we all managed to get some sleep. Our day started off early with a great breakfast with some amazing Haitian coffee. Once we were all ready we headed off for church. This was our first time to venture out into the village of Ferrier. As we walked the path that would be our normal route we were able to see even more of Haiti. We saw how people lived and how they maintained their way of life here. It is very simple but speaks volumes.

As we rounded the corner we got our first glimpse of the church and school. Sunday school was in progress but we came in and found our places. Church in Haiti is very different, for one it is not in English so that was a big change for us. The service started with all of the classes standing and reciting their memorized scripture for the week. It was so cool to hear to verses recited in a new language... And then they started to worship. It was such a beautiful sight to see people worship in their native tongue, completely unhindered and vulnerable. It was a joy to get to experience this. The pastor preached from Ephesians 4 and really challenged the congregation. 

After church we took a tour of the facility and put a picture to where we would be teaching our VBS for the rest of the week. 

We came back to the girls home and spent the afternoon relaxing and preparing for VBS. We had a meeting with the teachers, translators, and church helpers to go over what we will be covering with VBS this week. 

The rest of the day has been spent helping out where we can at the girls home. We have learned how to wash dishes the Haitian way. Some of us helped prepare food by washing and peeling vegetables. And all of us have had a great time just hanging out with the girls. We have colored, played with hair, learned creole, taught English, sang songs, and have just had a great time. 

We are eager to start VBS tomorrow and are ready to be flexible with whatever comes our way. Pray for rest and for us to have the beefy for this week. Pray for our relationships and that we would be able to connect and really make an impact. Pray for the kids and volunteers helping with VBS, that they would know the truths we will be sharing. 

We love and miss everyone back home and truly appreciate your prayers.

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