January 14, 2014

Final Preparations

Kitchener HANDS Team:

Our team met at the home of Peter and Minnie Herfst on January 14 to go over some final arrangements for our trip.  We welcome a new member to our team, Harley Zomer.  Our team as it is now is Hank Stronks, Peter and Minnie Herfst, Chris and Leah Postma, Harriette Mostert, Pete and Joyce Douwes, Derrick Grift and myself, Matthias Mostert.

 

The songbooks are made up, our team shirts from Edu Deo are handed out, we received the plane tickets.  We will be leaving from Community Christian Reformed Church at 3 am to drive to Pearson International Airport.  Our flight leaves for Miami, Florida at 6:15 am where we will transfer flights to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  We discussed accommodations, things to pack.  Members of the team who have already been on a trip like this gave the newbies some insights towards what to expect at the site, work hours, work clothes, water at the site, temperature ranges.  Finding out there was Wi Fi at the place where we will be sleeping means more people will be bringing their laptops and iPads.  I am excited for the planned worship/bible study/games time that we plan for the nights.  This will be my first time on a plane and my first time out of Canada.  Please pray for safe flights and a good transition.

Comments:

Mike H
Jan 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Have a great trip team!

Connie W
Jan 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Wishing you all the Lord's blessing for safe travelling. We will remember you all in our daily prayers this week. We pray you will have an awesome week doing work for The Lord and His people! May you come back with many stories to share and pictures ( I know Leah will look after this). Take care Team!!! :)

Wilma
Jan 20, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Saw you and some of the team this morning at Pearson - wrote you a message on facebook. Please let the team know that I will keep them in prayer as I can well picture where you are and where you'll be working. May God be near you, keep you in his care,give you His joy and peace no matter how you're feeling, give you strength, open your eyes and ears to hear what he has to show and tell you. Know that you are thought of by so many who have been where you are and it is my hope that your hearts will be touched by His grace so that you will be able to extend His grace to all those you come in contact with. Looking foward to hearing from you and seeing what you experience!! Wilma Vahrmeyer, Former HANDS Team Leader

Mary-Joyce
Jan 20, 2014 at 11:12 pm

God's blessings to each of you. Have an awesome time there over the next 10 days. May each day bring new experiences and new blessings. Can't wait to see some pictures. Greetings from Kitchener!

Herman
Jan 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I'M SOMEWHAT JEALOUS FOR NOT BEING THERE. BUT MY HEALTH PREVENTED ME FROM JOINING YOU. GOD'S BLESSINGS AS YOU SLUG IT OUT. I WILL FOLLOW YOUR DEVOTIONS AND PRAY FOR YOU ALL DAILY.

Herman

Judy
Jan 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Hope you all stay safe, and healthy and are a blessing to those you work with and for and are also blessed yourselves.

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