April 13, 2018

Bitter Sweet

PKC DR 2018 HANDS Team:

It is a bitter sweet moment as we sit here in the airport.  We are all happy to go home to Canada but sad to be leaving behind the volumes and volumes of work that is still to be done in this beautiful country.  I am reminded of a quote as I leave, "Two things that pierce a persons heart are beauty and affliction."  This is definitly a country that has the extremes of both of those.

With one final devotion this morning that spoke to each and everyone of us, we leave this place knowing that God can take what we have done and multiply it.  We leave knowing that this is not where it stops.  When you allow God to use you, He can use you anywhere.  There is brokeness and poverty everywhere, some materialistic and some spiritual.  We can be used by God no matter where we are.  

Thank you to all who have prayed and supported us on this amazing journey.  See you all soon!  Sorry no final photo, the WI-FI isn't cooperating. 


Laurel Giesbrecht
Apr 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Thank you so much for taking time to share this journey with us! Praying for safe travels (and quick healing of sore muscles :-) ) for everyone!!

Apr 21, 2018 at 9:23 pm

I had fun with the group. For a first time out of Canada and seeing what a beautiful country the Domincan Republic was, the team we had helping the school was amazing and our translator/tour guide was amazing (Franklin Perez). I hope to return to the Dominican Republic to continue worshiping God and helping out in whatever ways I can.

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