Eric Liskey shares the final blog for the Lutheran Church of Hope team as they climb mountains, distribute food to the needy, and help with Thrive for 5.

Hi! This is Eric Liskey, blogging from Haiti.

We wrapped up our last full day with Many Hands For Haiti today with mixed emotions: joy, for all the friends we’ve made and for bringing God’s love to the people of Haiti; and sadness, that this was our last day at the mission. It’s safe to say we would all stay longer if we could.

It was a full day, with several brave souls starting out at 5 a.m. for a hike up a nearby mountain.

Mountain hike 2 Thursday am

Thursday mountain hike

Hiking group at the top Felix, MH4H security guard, on top of the tower on the mountain! Felix up close

The day progressed with another Thrive for 5, and a VBS program that was predicted to involve 60-80 kids, but instead tallied 160! We felt like the apostles feeding the 5,000 when we passed out cookies, candy and drinks! An impromptu stage performance of the Easter story featured our own Trey Loggins as Jesus, and was greeted with great enthusiasm by the kids.

Working the line

Food deliveries to the hungry and followup visits to concrete floor recipients provided a more intimate interaction with local residents. Rest assured, your gifts could not be put to better use. God’s light is shining on these people through these gifts. Those who received the food seemed like it was perfect timing, with their own supplies running out.

Grandma with 2 granddaughters were blessed with some food A Do Something Concrete house in Lapila where the kids received handmade dolls from Lutheran Church of Hope

We start our journey home tomorrow morning with a road trip back to Port Au Prince, then back to the States on Saturday!