A couple of weeks ago was Fathers Day. I made mention of it in the last blog. Just like for Mothers Day, the attendance was good. There were several guests present for the service. Fathers received a gift and different things were done to honor them. Afterwards, the ladies did themselves proud with a great lunch for everyone. I was not present for the event which takes me to the second point of the blog.
June 15th- 24th I was in the Dominican Republic on a mission trip organized by Santos Torres, a member of our church and a co-worker of ours here in Aguadilla. In the group there were three from our church, two from other churches in our area and four women from two churches in Shelbyville, KY. It was very hot and basic resources we take for granted such as electricity and clean drinking water and plenty of water to bathe with were sometime limited; yet the mood of everyone was positive and complaints were very few. We were there to bless those with what had been donated to the group (food, medicine, school supplies, and money).
We traveled from the capital, Santo Domingo, to the western side of the country near the Haitian border, to a town called Las Matas de Farfán, and then over to the northeastern side of the country to the town of Sánchez. Everywhere we went the churches and their leaders were most accommodating to us, doing all they could to make us feel welcome.
|Aged woman receiving food|
Well I believe that sums it all up. We will get back to you the first of August. Below are several photos of the trip. Until next time,
|Haydee Hetrich (left) from KY with church leader|
|Encouraging the spiritual weak|
|Team to the Dominican Republic|
|John preaching an evening service|
|Praying for a church leader|
|Food for the poor|
|Delight under a parachute|
|Story time for kids|