Along with our time at the school, we also spent an afternoon in Chichigua, which is a Haitian batey where many of the Makarios students live. We sat with the men, women and children while making bracelets and sharing smiles and light hearted conversation. One of the group members spoke Spanish, and used this gift to carry on meaningful conversations, which was a tremendous blessing to all.
|The Children Making Bracelets and hearing about the Gospel|
On a personal note, we were thankful to have a veterinarian, Jackie, as one of the team members. We have tried very hard not to acquire any “pets” while living in the DR. In the short time we’ve been here, we have eagerly gotten rid of a rooster, 4 puppies and 2 rabbits (and one unwanted cow!) However, after our best attempts at getting rid of a little kitten that showed up at the Mak House we were not successful- she just kept coming back. So, we now have a new kitten called, “Kita.” Previous to knowing Kita, we were not very fond of cats, however, Kita has a spunky little personality and has warmed her way into our hearts. Jackie came at the perfect time because we had her less than a week when Jackie arrived, so she was a huge blessing in helping us learn how to care for a small kitten. You just never know when, where or how your gifts will be used...Thank You, Jackie! (Kita "thanks" you, too!)
|Soccer Teams Praying before Championship Game|
|Loving on some kids!|
The teams who have come throughout the summer not only bless the Makarios kids, but they are a blessing to us, too! Thank You, Austin Ridge and Colonial Baptist!
Love from the DR,