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!


TheKeys49 said...

Haven't commented because this is Jake's account but we have definitely enjoyed the updates. Thank you so much for keeping us posted. I could feel the sadness and happiness from today's visit with the kids. Have fun tomorrow! Can't wait to see everyone on Saturday!

Cheryl Harris

susan_s_jones said...

I am overwhelmed by the pictures from the orphanage. I can't imagine all of the emotions that you felt by being there. Thank you for sharing. Have a great and relaxing day at the beach!

Les Brazzel said...

Hey Bob,

Love your work. The pictures are really touching Can't wait to join you next year. God has really placed His hands on your ministry, it's been awesome to watch.

Les Brazzel