January 8, 2015

Day 4

Burlington 2015 HANDS Team:

We woke up to another beautiful day in the DR. After a wonderful breakfast served by our gracious hosts at Camp Buenas Nuevas, we piled into our bus to travel to Renacer school for another day. The trip itself is a filled with sights, sounds and smells that pictures cannot describe. The school is located on a narrow dead end street that at the corner, has an open air markets that spills out into the street.

At the school we were met by the local labourers who we were working with. Today's main task was to pour 5 yards of concrete, in rubber buckets, to the second floor.

We also had the opportunity to meet the teachers of Renacer as they were coming back from Christmas vacation. We could hear some personal testimonies from faithful teachers who daily work with students from various backgrounds and hear how their faith in our Heavenly Father gives them strength each day.

Most days at the school we also take time to walk through the school neighbourhood with the principal, Alba Lisbet, and our interpreter, Billy. Alba knows many people in the area and we could see how the students we met loved her.

As our afternoon's work was nearing completion, we had a view of what Friday would bring; a truck arrived with 400 more concrete blocks and a skid with bags of mortar.


Lori & Peter
Jan 9, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Hi Mom and Everyone,

This is great seeing what your up to. Enjoy this amazing adventure. Also, enjoy the warm weather as it is crazy cold and snowy hear.

Love us All!!!!

Bert Boersema
Jan 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Great to hear that you are all having a good time and staying healthy. Kind a miss not being there with the weather here, but maybe next time.wishing you all Gods Spead and a safe jorney.

Jan 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Thanks team for keeping us up to date!(Not always easy after a hard days' work...)

Hope you all have a restful and blessed Sunday and then on to your second week.

We would love to hear what life in DR is like, the worship service, the traffic (Andrew), the food (Eve), the crops (Tim)....

Many blessings to you all!

Joop & Elly

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