What a day of seeing the Lord’s hand! We started the day with our own team church service led by the two Dons. Don I. led us in songs of worship, followed by a message from Don Coords who spoke from 1 Chronicles 21:1-25. The Lord spoke through him and touched all our hearts, challenging us to get our hearts right before the Lord.
After some free time in the pool, we had the privilege of visiting the Robert Reid Children’s Hospital with a group from a nearby church in Santo Domingo. This is one of the most special times but hardest times. We see children who are sick and never get well. We see their parents burdened and holding on to hope. But God is good! The church group provided a special program on the roof of the hospital with a puppet show and a presentation of the gospel followed by worship from our team. Several moms joined in singing and worship. After the program, beanie babies were handed out to each child and special bags were made for each mom which included toiletry items for them. Both these gifts meant so much to them.
The group then split into groups traveling around to different rooms visiting children too sick to come up to the program on the roof. During this time, a couple of our team members were able to lead a couple to the Lord! Praise the Lord! Please keep Venetia and Ina in your prayers!
A smaller group from our team visited with families in the oncology ward where they presented each child with a hand made hat donated by Sherri’s Hat Shop. Their smiles were priceless.
This was a very special time at the hospital- too many stories to write here so please ask us when we come home to tell you more!
The rest of the day involved eating dinner which consisted of Dominican Kentucky Fried Chicken and then a night full of prep for the exciting and busy week ahead. We are excitingly awaiting our arrival tomorrow to Catalina.
This is all done for the Glory of God! Praise be to Him! Thank you for your prayers!