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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

In sickness and in health 0 comments

Our Team:

Approximately twenty minutes after the last blog post, all sickness broke out in the guest house. After working all day in the heat and sun, a lot of people developed heat stroke.  Autumn and Sid bravely fought through it though, and are at this moment feeling a lot better. Tuesday morning we woke up and headed to work. Ange stayed behind to look after Autumn, Sid, and Ang, who were all experiencing sickness. The other 10 of us travelled to Belen and got straight to work. We helped clean up the cement and made more assembly lines for the rest of the day. One thing that you learn in the Dominican is patience. There may not always be work to do, and sometimes we can feel that we’re useless, but as Mario told us, we’re doing more than we can imagine just being there, and showing the people that we are willing to help them. There are times where we just sit in the classroom, but these are also the times where we can talk and build relationships with the people working at the school. 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Photos of the Guido HANDS Team 0 comments

Sometimes, it can be difficult for teams to get a reliable internet connection while they are in country serving. This seems to be the case for our Guido Team. Fortunately enough, our partners in the Dominican Republic, COCREF, have been very diligent in capturing and uploading some great moments with the Guido HANDS Team. 

Take a look at all the things the Guido students have been up to! 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Start of a New Week 2 comments

Sunday was a day spent relaxing and praising God. We woke up in the morning and made an hour drive to the chapel. This drive was short in comparison to our other rides that we make. The worship was beautiful. We were greeted at the door and showed to our seats, the whole time being smiled at. The worship service was different in the sense that the pastor did not speak right away. We were led in singing by a praise team. It was amazing to hear both the singing in English and Spanish. The people are so loud and joyful! You could barely hear yourself singing. After singing their “pastora” came to speak to us on Samuel 3. She spoke in Spanish, and it was translated into English by Billy. We learnt that we are always being called by God, and have to be at our ready. 

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sunburnt Happiness 1 comment

Friday:

On Friday we returned to Belen to work. Since Easter is next week the kids had Friday off, so we only saw them in the morning when they went to the Chapel for an Easter service. We quickly put to work preparing a concrete mix. Over the span of three teams, Belen hopes to expand their second story.Our team is in charge of helping make the foundation for the addition. Sid and Joe took turns shovelling gravel into our pails which were dropped onto the cement mix and dirt. We then made a water line and dumped water onto it. The workers helping us got to work and mixed it all together. Claire wanted to try her hand at mixing and lasted about two minutes. 

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