Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Team #1- Westminster Presbyterian and University Presbyterian Church, Austin

On June 14, we welcomed 26 students and adults from Westminster Presbyterian and University Presbyterian in Austin to the Dominican Republic.  We had no idea what a blessing that was in store for us.  This team came prepared to serve and they worked wholeheartedly throughout the entire week. We were blessed by the students and their leaders and we were so encouraged by their generosity and positive attitudes!  Unfortunately, we were without power for much of the time they were here, but not once did we hear any complaining.  In fact, many of them commented that it was good for them to not have some of the “comforts” from home.

Makarios Students at the Beach...with NEW Swimsuits!

Our New PK3 Students Learning How to Brush Their Teeth

Walking Through A Village Visiting with Friends

Working hard at the school
Soccer Game!  One of our teachers, Cakito, has a soccer camp 
for kids in the neighborhood.
Check out their new uniforms  that were donated.
They are SO proud of their new uniforms and cleats!
During the week, the team worked hard painting, landscaping, playing with the Makarios students at Recess, taking Makarios students to the beach, and helping with a soccer camp.  They even had time to minister to the kids in our neighborhood (who are not involved in the school.)  On their last day here, over 30 of the neighborhood kids came over and the group re-enacted “Daniel and the Lion’s Den” while Erica (our intern) translated. 
Daniel and the Lions
A Captive Audience
The kids (even the older ones) loved it!  They also did a craft, played sports and learned English.  It was a great morning and a perfect way to wrap up the week.  
Hope you enjoyed just a few of their pics from their time here.  UPC and WPC- THANK YOU...we are grateful for you!Love, The Becks

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