Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dominican Republic Day 5

Hello friends and family! It is the end of a great day five. Today we woke up early again and both teams played games in Santo Domingo. We shared the gospel again today and Coach Wiedemann estimates that over a hundred people have come to know Jesus Christ this week including four players from our group. After the games the teams met together for lunch and then went to the straw market to look around for a few souvenirs. From there we headed to Casa de Luz orphanage for an eye opening experience. It is hard to put into words what this was like for the players and adults alike, but hopefully the pictures will tell the story. We came back to SCORE for dinner and then devotions. After devotions, two of the boys on our team who decided to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior were baptized in the swimming pool. This was truly a unique and overwhelming experience for all who were there. It has been a great day and a great week. God has changed lives,opened eyes and opened hearts. Tomorrow we head out for a day of relaxation on Catalina Island. There we will be snorkeling and hanging out on the beach for our last day in the Dominican Republic. Hope you have enjoyed the blog and pictures and I encourage you to leave any comments!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dominican Republic Day 4

Hello friends and family! Today we headed out early for games and had a great time playing and meeting some new people. After the games we came back for lunch and then headed out to the grocery store to purchase food for a local village. The money was raised by our kids and the food we purchased is enough to feed 40 families for a week. The village was a great time and a blessing once again and we are back at SCORE about to go to bed. More soon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dominican Republic Day 3

Hello friends and family! It is the end of a great day three! We all had a another great day of sharing the gospel and playing baseball. This morning we woke up and went to an all boys orphanage. There we played wiffle-ball, soccer, and basketball with the boys. Everyone had a great time! After we left the orphanage we came back to the SCORE headquarters and grabbed some lunch and then set out to play another round of games. The facilities were very nice. The guys got to play right next to the field where the Washington Nationals were holding tryouts! The boys played hard and one of the teams won and one lost, but the day was great! After the game we came back and got dinner and cleaned up for devotions. The boys are relaxing right now out on the patio watching baseball and we will be heading to bed soon!

Hope you are enjoying the blog and pictures so far! Please keep checking in and leave some comments!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dominican Republic Day 2

Hello friends and family! It is the end of day two and everyone is relaxing right now watching baseball after a long day of games and preaching the gospel. This morning we all got up early and headed off to the teams respective double headers. Both teams had great days playing baseball and both won some games! Between games we shared the gospel, with the help of a translator, to the Dominican teams and the response was amazing! Close to twenty individuals made a decision of faith and were given salvation bracelets and bibles. After the games both teams came back to the SCORE headquarters to grab some lunch and then we all head out to a small village near by to play with children and again share the gospel. The response again was amazing! All the kids had a great time playing with the kids and it was a memorable experience for all.

We will have more very soon! Enjoy!