February 27, 2014

Los Dos Dias Pasados

Parkland HANDS Team:

Okay, it's 10:15 here and the last couple days need to be blogged about - yikes! We skipped blogging last night because we got caught in Santo Domingo rush hour again coming back from the beach and were too tired to do much but head to bed after a late supper!

Yesterday was full of excitement: during our half day at the school, we saw them celebrate Independence Day with a presentation and parade, while the afternoon featured sun, sand and salt water. Today was our last full work day and I think we did well in making it count. By the time we leave tomorrow, all the interior walls of the 2nd-storey rooms should be parged and ready for paint. The exterior walls and hallway are left to do, but that won't take the local workers long with their pace and skill!

Not too many words, but lots of pics to accompany this post and they are worth 1000 words, as they say! Enjoy, amigos de Canada! After one last visit to La Esperanza, popping in at two other COCREF schools tomorrow morning, and a brief stop at the souvenir market, we'll be off to La Romana for our late afternoon flight back to the chilly north. Amazing to believe that it's already over, but has been an amazing ride and we look forward to sharing our experiences with family, friends and supporters. Gracias!


Feb 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm

You did amazing work in the heat. MaryAnn thanks for the blogs everyday as they were very informative and nice to see pictures of our loved ones. Thanks again to all of you making your hands work for Jesus! Love you all and have a good flight home!

Feb 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

You are right. A picture is worth a thousand words.I wondered how the parging was done and at what stage of the building process. God bless and keep you safe as you prepare to leave. You did an awesome job.

Feb 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

You re welcome Jeanette...on behalf of Michele who was the one who actually put in the time each night blogging...and Sarah too:)

juan osiris
Mar 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

this team did an amazing job and it is was wonderful for me and nice experience with all of view and and give god thanks for to shared alot with these great team from canada l wish so see you again next year and hope you enjoy and hope to get there fine by thip see you later guys.

Hilda Dam
Mar 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Wow, this school is really moving along nicely..so good to see that happening..Michelle thanks for updating as to the work being done there...Can't wait for the day that ALL those kids will be able to fully use the play ground, it seems to be 'in construction mode' for a few years now..but they are happy playing just the same..thanks

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