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... when they do not answer that, I feel a bit put
out. Work is stressful because so much is expected to be done immediately. With
phones, texting, email, internet, and quite a few ways to deliver a piece of mail,
we tend to feel that we should not have to wait long for anything.
Being here has taught us to be patient. Waiting is not such a bad thing when you know that no
one is really expecting anything to happen too fast. As strange as it may
... I'm not saying that if I had gotten in the water and gone snorkeling I would have brought someone to Christ, but I could have grown closer to my family.
Yesterday we rented stand-up paddle boards and snorkel gear. I was so happy that we got to go paddle boarding but was pretty much dreading the snorkeling. I had told my family that because I have a GoPro I would get in the water and snorkel. On the way to the reef we made one stop to look at ...
In my first post I shared about what a low point I had reached and how I realized that if
nothing else came of this trip (though I know it is even if I can't see it),
then at least I am learning to obey. The part I have not gotten around to
sharing is the moment after I came to this realization. So last Sunday we
attended New Life Church in Sosua, about a 30 minute ride from where we were staying.
New Life is an English speaking church geared ...
... sharing are not
something they seem to grasp. Even with the older kids, it was difficult to
pass out markers or scissors for a table. Everyone wanted their own and even if
they were not using a marker, they would hold it in their hands, unwilling to
let someone else use it. My first thought was that I could not imagine a world
where you have to hold so tight to that which you feel is yours, because it
might be taken away. But then I realized, I can ...
... their native language top Spanish hits. I even got on the mic, and sang a song by Alicia Key's. I got several applause's, despite the fact that I sang it in English, and I don't think anyone knew what I was singing. :) The dance floor was filled with salsa, mirenge, and bichata dancing.
I have to say that my trip was amazing, and DR, is by far a place I could see myself living one day.....