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[headline h=”1″]Anticipatory travel & safe Arrival [/headline]
Friday, march 1 5:46 am
We’re about to leave for Atlanta and eventually on to Santa Domingo. (Actually, that could be way wrong. I’m lost in airports. My goal here is just to follow the crowd and not get lost. It will be miraculous if I actually end up in the DR.)
There is an energy to our group– a nervous excitement about what will happen and when. It’s interesting to meet people I’ve never talked with and feel an instant camaraderie with them. Reminds me of the beginning of 1 John 1 where we fellowship with one another because we first fellowship with the Father in Christ. Thankful that the separation due to sin has been undone at the cross and that perfect strangers are now brothers and sisters once again. At this point, I’m incredibly hopeful for a great week… even at 5:30 in the morning.
Friday march 1 11:03
We’re in the air. After talking with Mike and Linda about ministry and mission, I’m ready to be in the DR. I spoke with Jodi and the kids during the layover which was nice, but now its time to engage. Spending time praying for the coming week.
Friday March 1 5:39 p (DR time)
Our bags are checked in and we now sit beside the pool in the Dominican Republic. Everyone is tired but hopeful following a long day of travel. Tomorrow holds a long day of work–either construction or medical.
When we arrived, SCORE had a nice reception for us complete with cake, punch, and sandwiches. There was a brief meeting which followed where we were told a few brief rules.
The drive to the score hotel was marked by vast extremes. The beauty of God’s creation saddled next to the poverty of the country. While I’m sure every country faces these issues, a new country makes these stand out– a constant reminder that our sin has drastically affected God’s beautiful creation and now awaits God’s sons be revealed.
Friday March 1, 9:49 pm
This evening as I was sitting by the pool, a gentlemen from score approached me and asked “are you pastor Jason?” He proceeded to tell me that my wife had asked that I call home, but that it was not an emergency. So, I got on the score complex phone and called her. The good news was that our adopted child would be a boy. Thank God for His goodness to an undeserving sinner.
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