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Friday, March 3, 2017

Safe and Sound 0 comments

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We safely arrived back in Canada at 1am Wednesday morning. We were surprised at the warm weather that welcomed us back, but we weren't complaining.

While we arrived safely, it wasn't without a few bumps in the road. Our bus was supposed to pick us up from the camp at 12 so we could make it for our 3:15 flight. However, the bus was almost a hour late, in true Dominican form. But there was nothing for us to do but just go with the flow as we have learned over the past week. The next bump was traffic, our first major traffic jam, though it wasn't nearly as exciting as it could be as we were already worried about making our flight on time. We did make our flight, just as they were starting to board.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Sad Farewells 3 comments

Today was our last full day in the Dominican Republic. Meaning we had to say goodbye to our new friends and family. In the morning we were back at work one last time, just for a few hours. There we were able to clean up the worksite and say goodbye to some of the people we saw every day there. There wasn’t too much work to be done which ended up being a good thing as a few us have started to feel under the weather. Just in time to head home.
The afternoon brought a relaxation and nap time. It helped us to feel rejuvenated and ready to finish the day off and hopefully fit for travel tomorrow.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Praise and Parades 0 comments

Today we went to church just down the road from Belen school. There we met with all of our new friends and were able to worship God together. Nathan was back from his trip and was able to translate the service for us. Not only do they worship in Spanish, but they also worship in Creole. This means double duty for Nathan, having to switch between translating different languages for us! Being able to listen to a sermon in both Spanish and English at the same time is an amazing experience, especially when Mario (who preached) would suddenly switch to English forcing Nathan to translate to Spanish instead. They did so well we could barely tell when they switched back and forth. But despite the language, whether Spanish, English, or Creole, it was God’s Word.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sunny Beaches 0 comments

Today we had our day off where we went to the market and beach. It started off raining and so we weren’t sure how the weather would turn out but it changed quickly and by the afternoon it was sunny, cloudless skies.

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