DR Mission Trip 2020 – Day 5 Update

We had rain last night and woke up to on and off showers as we were getting on the truck to take us to the job sites. By the time we got to the homes, the sun was out and the temperature was rising.

Today we did something different than other trips. It was concrete day, meaning we mixed concrete on the ground and carried the cement with buckets into the home to do the floors. In the past, each team did their own home. Today, we stayed together as the large team and did each home as a group. This was so much more fun, even the other Homeowner’s, went from home to home to help. We shoveled sand, mixed in the cement and carried the concrete all day. Everyone is very tired and has sore mussels, but, it was so enjoyable.

As the first home, the kids drew pictures with watercolors and gave them to Annie for us. Such a sweet thing to do and so fun to look at. At the third home, the kids walk by the home after school and they stop to do crafts and talk with us. It is so fun to see their faces and have them interact with each of us.

For worship tonight, we sang some songs and the reading was about darkness. Just before we were to do the reading, the power went out, so we read it by flash light and then listened to a song from Hillsong United “So Will I (100 Billion X)”. Find it and listen to it. This was what we listened to for our quiet time.

Tomorrow is an exciting day, Kids Club. We will go to a school in the community to share a bible story, play games and do a craft. Part of us will do the morning session and part will do the afternoon session. Each day we drive by the school and wave to the kids and say hola to them. They know we are coming and are so exited to see us.

Thanks for your continued prayers for safety and community building between the team and the community we are in.

DR2020 Team