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.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Pastors Conference Day 4

The 2016 Pastors Conference came to a close today.  It has been an honor and blessing to serve these Haitian pastors.  Every year this conference improves.  Our American team did a fantastic job.

We were able to bless the pastors today with the resources and books that were purchased through the generosity of individuals and churches in the US.  We gave each lead pastor a commentary and a devotional book.  The other staff and church leaders received Study Bibles and a book on leading small groups.  They were all so grateful and joyful to receive such precious gifts.

Our photographer for the week, Dave, and his wife are preparing to go to the Middle East in June as missionaries and church planters.  As we concluded our time, we asked the pastors to commit to praying for Dave and his family and then had them lay hands on Dave and pray for him, for his wife, for their family, and for the call that God has placed on their lives.

We finished the week in prayer as the Haitian pastors laid hands on our team and prayed for each of us, our families, and our ministries.

We have a day of rest tomorrow and look forward to worshiping with our Haitian brothers and sisters on Sunday.  Pray for our team, as each of the pastors will be preaching in a different church on Sunday.

Here are some more great pics from today:

Pastor praying as he arrived for the conference.

Pastor JeanAlix enjoying giving out the commmentaries

Haitian Pastors praying for our team

Pastors Conference Day 3

We had another great day.  Our focus for today was "Training the Church to Care for One Another".  Our team did a great job.  The Haitian Pastors continue to be very engaged and seem to really be enjoying the conference.

Pray for our team as we finish well tomorrow.  We are excited to distribute the resources and study materials to the pastors tomorrow.  It is always a joy to be able to bless them before they return home.

Our team photographer has done an amazing job.  We are so glad that he was able to come and help tell the story of this conference.  I've uploaded a few extra pictures tonight because they are all so good.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pastors Conference Day 2

Today was a wonderful time with the Pastors.  Our team did such a great job.  Today we talked about Ministry to Young People.

"Young People" is actually a very large group in Haiti.  Generally speaking anyone under the age of 30 that us not married is a "young person".  This is a little different from our American understanding, but our team did well.

During our Q & A times today, the pastors really asked some great questions.  Their questions showed that they are thinking deeply about the material and working hard to apply the information to their individual ministries.

Thank you for your prayers.  Continue to pray for our team and for the Haitian pastors.  We are covering lots of information in a very short amount of time.  Pray for the ability to focus and finish strong over the next two days.

Pastors Conference Day 1

We arrived safely yesterday. After a brief stop at Agape Church we made our way to the Mission Center in Guibert.

The Pastors Conference started this morning with some great praise and worship, preparing our hearts to hear from the Lord.

Today's topic was on Church Leadership  Principles. The Haitian pastors were engaged and hungry for God's Word.  We had a wonderful time serving, teaching, and praising the Lord with these amazing me a and women of God.

This is the third year we have helped lead this conference but this year feels different, in a good way.  The Haitian pastors seems more eager and ready.  They have come expectant to hear and learn, which is an exciting place to be.

Pray for our team as we teach.  We have been asked to really challenge the Haitian pastors this year and we want to be faithful to the words the Lord has given us.

Pray for the Haitian pastors.  Pray that this time with us is a blessing and encouragement to them and their ministry.