DR Day 4 Monday March 16/15
In the past three days, so much has happened. This is our perspective of how we have seen God moving in the DR.
Earlier today we were privileged to visit the CBOQ school that began being built by our 2011 teams and now has over 100 students. We had a wonderful opportunity to interact with the children of the school, playing sports, making crafts and teaching Bible stories. We also were able to give Spanish Bibles, school supplies, sports equipment and the hand made teddy bears from the ladies in our church. The youth recognized the DR children’s respect for peers, adults and visitors alike. Teachers and volunteers also showed their love and passion for helping educate these children. They prayed for us! We continue to see how gracious these people are.
The compound where we are staying is finally finished and is very nice. We continue to see and hear about God’s abundant provisions for the ministry here. The Lighthouse School project is highly respected in the community by all and is a living testing to God’s presence here. On our way to the work site we were given a lot of appreciation and respect by the locals and smiles by the children as they call out “Americanos”. They are happy to see us because they know we work hard and they may even get some candy. They truly are people who appreciate all they have even if they do not have much!
God has given us energy needed for one and a half days of work, a community sports day, an ESL class with children, and today’s half day at the school. We are on target to finish the cement floor at the community church just in time for the Wednesday night celebration. We have been challenged to see God in our midst and without a question, we have. God is so good and partnering with Him here is truly a blessing!
Submitted by Becky and Nathan with contributions from our whole team!