Living Life in the DR

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Busy Summer

This summer was packed full. We had 9 straight weeks of teams. (A total of 151 people!) What an awesome opportunity it’s been week after week to share our lives with them. One of my responsibilities down here is to cook for the teams, which gives me the chance to spend some quality time with them. I’m so thankful for the new friendships that have been formed! Gabe also gets the opportunity to work side by side with some of the team members. Construction is a hot, dirty job but we’ve been truly blessed by some hard workers this summer! They truly gave 110%! The apartment shell is complete and we couldn’t have done it without them! 

It’s also been such a joy to watch the teams work with the kids in our Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 classes. Special bonds have been formed and there are always some tears shed when the week is over and goodbyes have to be said. I know that they don’t always see a direct result of their time given down here but, boy are they making a difference in these kids lives! Seeds are being planted! God is truly faithful and we can’t thank Him enough for His provision! Looking forward to fall and a whole new set of teams!

Prayer Requests

    •    Continue to pray for us as we adjust to the culture. We are right smack in the middle of culture shock and we could use the prayers :)
    •    Pray for us as we continue to learn the language. Learning a new language is harder than we expected and it's easy to get discouraged. It's also very frustrating to not be able to understand people so that has been a huge motivator to keep pressing on!
    •    The girls will start school again on September 16th. Prayers appreciated as they continue to adjust.
    •    We still own our house in Berne! Please pray for a quick sale and for patience.
    •    Please also pray for us as we battle days of homesickness. We all have our days. We were so excited to have Gabe's parents visit us! What a wonderful week and a half it was! It was hard to say goodbye.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thanks again for all your continued support and prayers! We are so thankful for all of you! We hope to see many of you down here one day! 

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