Dominican Republic Mission

2003 Mission Trip   

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it was exciting to pack and leave Keene
of course there was always waiting at the airport
getting supplies in Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic Mission Headquarters
arrival for the main group was late at night
the group stayed at the Catholic Center in Cabral
arriving at the Center
sleeping arrangements were spartan but clean
garden at the Catholic Center was a restful quiet place
the garden
worship and planning sessions were vital to the success of each day
good food makes for happy campers!
two of the kitchen staff that made it all happen
relaxing at the Catholic Center
there was some time unwind
evangelistic meetings were held at the the church in Cabral
the church was small, but the spirit of God was there
singing praises
everyone received a blessing
Floyd Miller, evangelist
Floyd at work
children's story time
sometimes the children met inside
sometimes outside
now be quiet to hear the story
Matthew 18:3
preparing medicines
preparing medicines
and more preparing medicines!
preparing medicines was tiring
transportation was by our faithful bus
on the way
a lot of time was spent on the bus
be thankful we had a bus!
Julio -- the master of the bus!
houses in town or along a major road were sometimes colorful
home sweet home
a home
some houses were rather simple
one of the migrant villages
a simple house
waiting outside a clinic
everyone wanted their picture taken
first get heights and weights
clinics were a very busy time
everyone worked during a clinic
in a clinic
in a clinic
in a clinic
the people were the most important part of the clinics
a young girl
a mother's love
even during a clinic there was time for a smile!
Dr. Torres in a clinic
clear instructions on how to take the medications were necessary
teaching was an important part of each clinic
it can be a bit scary when you are little!
who gained more? the group or the people!
the end of a long but rewarding day
even if the water is not so clean, a bath is so important
a good soaping feels so good
installing the water purifier
clean drinking water is a blessing
a great job for all that worked so hard
the church building that was started in 2002
the church still needs our support -- this year funds were available to put on a roof!
interior of the church
the members are still meeting in a temporary building
next year this just might be finished!
smiles were a great reward
the innocence of children!
the wonderful beach!
the hemisphere's oldest cathedral
Columbus was not the first person in these lands
there are plenty of historical sites to experience
the fortress once protected the harbor and city of Santo Domingo
the old palace
Sabbath worship on the beach was something to look forward to
the Botanical Garden is a delight
the tram is a great way to see the whole garden
why is a garden so peaceful?
at the Botanical Garden
caves are always interesting
interesting structures in the dark
waiting for the rest of the group
getting your hair braided is a tradition
on the way home!

photo album system by Lawrence Turner