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Friday, January 16, 2015

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 10/11 0 comments

Day 10/11
Our last full day in the DR. Plans were made for us to visit a few of the COCREF schools in the area and to meet some of the staff and students. After breakfast, we loaded ourselves on the minibus and headed out. Mario, the director of COCREF was planning to meet us at each of the schools we planned to visit.

First stop was Lasperenza, a school that Bill, Jack, Olivia and John had worked on a year ago. A lot of work was done after they left last year and the students are using the second floor that was finished. Some friendships with staff and students were reestablished. A positive sign that God is at work here; the enrolment here has increased this past year. 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 9 0 comments

Today is the last full day of construction for our team. We were up early as we have every day, had a hearty breakfast of oatmeal, toast, fresh pineapple, great coffee and then we were on the road again.

Driving in the DR is always interesting; for those who have been in and around Santo Dominigo, you will know what it's like. You need to see, smell and hear it to understand it. The constant sound of horns, the sound and smell of exhaust, very few stop signs, fewer traffic lights, no pollution control, vehicles that most of us would not be seen driving in, all make for an interesting trip wherever you go.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 8 1 comment

Back to work. After a filling breakfast, we headed back to Renacer to continue construction. From looking at what was done, the hired contractor and his crew must have put in a full day on Saturday; the pile of rubble was gone, other concrete sections had been poured and concrete forms had been removed. We spent the morning carrying blocks to the third floor and removing rubble from the second floor; all hand work.

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