Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Little Man and a Little Island

Is this not one of the cutest faces you have ever seen? Two weeks ago Joel and I embarked on our ten year wedding anniversary trip. We chose to vacation in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Picture a beautiful beach, a laid back island culture, numerous nationalities in one hotel and that begins to set the scene for our wonderful vacation. Before we left for the Dominican, we discovered that a school we had heard many things about via our church and friends who had lived and served there firsthand was a mere 30 miles from our hotel. We took a side trip to Colegio Makarios (which means "blessed" in Greek) and are forever changed. I cannot wait to see where God takes us in terms of a desire for the people of the Dominican Republic to taste and see and know God. In the meantime we are praying for that little man (his name is Juan Carlos) who is a kindergartener at the Mak school. His home life is horrific and we have heard he is in pretty desperate need of a family who loves him and will care for him. Stories like his are far too common in the Dominican because of the high level of poverty and lack of education.

Won't you pray with us? We will pray big things like restoration for families and hope for the hopeless. We will rest on the truth that God is redeeming his people for his glory. No amount of brokenness or loss or terror changes that. He is so good. Amen.

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