Saturday was a wonderful day of celebration as we 'presented' the new building to the community. The team and the children paraded through the streets of the neighborhood singing songs to God, collecting community members as we moved through the streets to the project building. The ceremony itself was very moving with presentations from pastors, leaders, and the children. Words cannot describe what we were a part of there. So many others before us had brought us to this place, yet we were the ones fortunate enough to be a part of that day.
Please ask your loved ones about their experiences there, not only for the dedication ceremony, but through the entire week. They will want to tell the stories. They are stories that should be shared.
Sunday was travel day back home for all...
While we are home, the Domincan Republic remains in our hearts and it will for a very long time, if not forever. The next few days, weeks and months will offer some adjustment back to our 'normal' way of life. We will look at things differently. The hope is to bring awareness, help and advocacy to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
My heart is full today, sad, happy and mixed emotions all at once. LOVE to all... keep telling the story.