The caption on this photo could read; “Ain’t God good.” Those are words made famous by country, Christian comedian Jerry Clower and often used by John Hall of Trinity/HOPE. This photo is Tarrasse, the first Haitian Lutheran School with a Trinity/HOPE feeding program. It was truly a God blessed journey that John and others took 18 years ago when they travelled to Haiti and took a side trip east of Gonaives with Pastor Benoit on a really dusty road to this school and saw hungry children and asked “why don’t the kids have any energy?” and “what can we do to help?”
In 1999 there were 42 students here who ate the first of the many lunches this group has provided. At the end of this school year Trinity/HOPE had prepared and served 26,475,554 meals to over 21,000 students in 108 schools since that first meal was served at Tarrasse; “Ain’t God good.”
May God’s will continue to be accomplished through Trinity/HOPE, John, his wife Carol and all of its supporters. Instead of looking at those 42 children and saying “my, isn’t that too bad” John’s group didn’t miss the opportunity to ask “what can we do to help?” Please, don’t miss any of the many opportunities that our Heavenly Father places along your journey.
By Jay Brinkmeyer