April 5, 2019

Travel and first days in Santo Domingo

International Block Learning Trip - London & Toronto HANDS Team:

Greetings from the Dominican Republic! We arrived safely after a long day of travel with very little difficulty. Praise God! We were warmly welcomed at the airport by Franklin, a Dominican who works for Synergia. We settled into our accommodations and were all asleep by 10:30. Today we visited Renecer, the school where we will be regularly interacting with students and building relationships. We had a tour of the school and spent lots of time interacting with the students there. They had a short assembly to welcome us and then we ate lunch together. We all wish we knew more Spanish, but also know that this trip is a great way to learn Spanish. Another wonderful aspect is that the food has been delicious. Tomorrow we will be going to the colonial area of Santo Domingo.

The plan is to have a blog posted roughly every 2 days. You will hear from a variety of voices since each student will be responsible for posting at least one blog.

To our prayer warriors out there, we are very grateful. Prayer support is truly valued. Keep it up.

Items for prayer:

-          Continued relationship building amongst team members

-          Continued health and safety

-          Team unity

-          Spiritual growth

Gracia y paz (Grace and peace)

Henry Lammers



EduDeo Staff
Apr 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Glad to hear you made it safely! I am sure your time there will make you all prolific in Spanish and so Dominican, you'll feel like you were born there. Awesome opportunity for all of you to learn, work and love right in their midst. Enjoy this amazing opportunity! Looking forward to hearing and seeing more. Bendiciones Siempre!!

Mr. Lise
Apr 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm

Glad to hear you landed safely. I see you are getting some basketball worked into the schedule as well. Keep up the good work and have fun.

Blessings, Mr Lise

Apr 10, 2019 at 6:47 am

Wonderful to see the updates. God bless you every one.

Apr 10, 2019 at 9:00 am

Hi Lauren,

What an amazing adventure you are on ! I enjoy reading the summaries of what you are seeing and doing. I will pray for you and your team. Hoping you stay healthy and happy with your decision to go and serve .God bless you and the people you will meet.

Love Aunt Deb.

EduDeo Staff
Apr 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Love reading this, Henry. Thanks for the update.

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