This week a team from my home church in Harrisonburg, Virginia is here. It’s so fun to be able to share un chin chin (a little bit) of my life and ministry. Along with themselves, which is awesome, they each brought a second suitcase full of donations. What a blessing! And, a few special gifts just for me. :O)
My ‘Holiday parents’ are part of the team, and it’s been extra special to have Betty serving with me in El Callejon. On the one hand, it’s pretty surreal to have her here, in the DR, sitting around our tables at the Social Work site. On the other hand, it feels natural and easy and right.
I’ve always loved having people I love meet other people I love, so having Daisy and Betty meet… well, it’s been more than amazing. It’s also been fun having the rest of the First Pres team meeting our wonderful staff and sharing their love for Jesus in various ministry sites.
So many have been so supportive of my call to serve here, through prayer, financial support, notes/cards/emails of encouragement, and so I’m thrilled to be able to have some of them put faces and sights (and smells – both yummy and icky!) to the things I’ve shared with them.
Here are a few pictures of what’s been going on this week:
|Some of our team arriving at the Santiago airport|
(and no, Joe isn't under arrest!)
|Shopping in town for larimar (a gorgeous blue stone only|
mined in the Dominican Republic)
|A Dominican cooking lesson with Anni (in the middle)|
She commented on how tall everyone was!
|Enjoying a time of praise and worship with the Adult Women|
with our new projector and speakers! Dios es bueno!!
|Betty helping the Chiquitas (Little Girls)|
with a cute Christmas frame.
|Amelie (pronounced almost like Emily) and Betty|