We had a special treat this Thanksgiving as we welcomed Hill Country Christian School of Austin back to the DR. This group has blessed Makarios over the years, bringing groups down to serve since 2004. This team of 17 helped in various ways- acting out the story of Noah for our students,organizing supplies at the school, transplanting banana trees, playing with kids at recess, and even serving at the first Mak House wedding of our friend and co-worker Benjamin. The group worked from morning to night for the wedding, helping prepare tables, decorations, flowers, plants and more for this outside ceremony in the Mak House backyard. The Lord blessed us with no rain and a great time was had by all, including funny moments that we will remember for a long time.
But perhaps the biggest way this team blessed us was by cooking a Thanksgiving feast for our American missionaries! Being overseas during big holidays and missing out on some things we are used to doing can be difficult at times, and this team literally brought Thanksgiving to us in the DR. They transported a cooler full of things like Cool-Whip, chocolate chips, yeast for rolls, pecans and other foods that we can’t find here easily and labored in the kitchen for hours upon hours toserve us a fine holiday meal. Turkey, stuffing, Dominican sweet potatoes, homemade rolls and several pies were some of the items on the menu. It was a taste of home for us in more ways than one and reminded us of the many ways God has blessed us, no matter where we call home. Thank you Hill Country from the bottom of our hearts (and stomachs)!
And, as always, thank you for joining us in the journey.
Love, The Becks