Tuesday, February 23, 2016

La Romana...part one

The church was planning another trip to the Dominican Republic to work with the Church of God in La Romana. Paul had been the previous two years and this year had planned to take Mallory along. We began fund raising and getting Mal all set to go. Two weeks ago Michael and I were blessed to jump on board and join the team unexpectedly.

We flew out of Memphis Saturday morning at 6:15. We left East Prairie at 2 in the morning to make the drive down to the airport. We were all geared up and excited albeit tired from little to no sleep for some of the team. 

We flew through Houston and on to Punta Cana. 

The kids worked on some of their school assignments on the plane. 

Duke and Jennifer were back for their second trip together and Duke's third. 

Kathy, Lonnie and John were all returning for a second visit. Once you go on a missions trip generally you want to go back. 

Mike brought his oldest daughter along this time. 

After a long line thru customs we were finally on our way to the hotel. 

Mallory and Michael in front of the hotel pool. 

Michael took some nice pictures of the hotel grounds the next morning before church. 

We had a wonderful service at church. Paul preached with the help of an interpreter. He told of the miracle healing of the shingles he came down with the week before the trip. 

We ate lunch at the church after the service. Michael tastes the coffee they served. 

Michael had fun climbing on the rock pile outside the church with a couple of the boys from the church. 

After church we stopped by their version of Wal Mart called Jumbo and picked up a few supplies for the week then headed back to the hotel for a little R and R before beginning our work week. 

The kids had gotten some pickled eggs to use as punishment for a challenge game they were going to play. Yuck. 

Dinner was at 7 and after some more hanging out and visiting time we all hit the sack to be rested for our first work day Monday. 

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