Wow! Another great day for the girls on mission! Day by day we are slowly building deeper relationships with the community and were able to hug and make handshakes with others by the end of the day. We are learning so much about God and his creation by witnessing the wonderful world he has created.
The day started at 7:00 when we woke up for a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast. Shortly after we headed off to the job site to work for half a day. There we got to do devotions with the workers and some of the local school children before the work began. We did a devotion based off of Psalm 23 which talked about goodness and love. It was great to see the kids participate with us through an activity that interpreted the Psalm into actions.
After devotions some girls moved gravel while others laid mortar and placed bricks much like yesterday. Today we really felt ourselves working and bonding as a team especially when we were working as a team to finish walls of mortar and bricks. We each took a job around the same area so we could talk more while still getting work done in the process. The heat and sun were tough to work through, but we were thankful to God when the clouds and a breeze came around. The morning ended with an amazing lunch of rice and traditional Dominian stew following hugs and handshakes.
We got back to hotel, quickly changed, and were soon on our way to see the beautiful waterfall: Salto Socoa. All were astonished by the detail of God's creation. Wow, He is good! We spent the afternoon swimming and exploring the waterfall, rivers, and pools. On the way back we stopped at a pineapple farm and learned more about how they are grown and harvested.
To end our day we went to a local restaurant where we were served food very new to us; boiled bananas, fried plaintains, very fresh oven baked chicken, and passion fruit juice. Following dinner we were treated out to mouth-watering ice cream.
Another day well spent and are looking forward to experiencing church in the Dominican tomorrow.
P.S. As more building supplies arrived at the job site today we were reminded of the amazing financial support we recieved from so many people back home. Your support paid for these products and allowed this school to be built. Thank you!
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