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DR Trip 2 | Day 4

Hi, this is Jena Ortiz. Today we started off by going to the different schools. The drama team went to the smaller school and the puppet team went to the bigger school. It was a lot of fun, we got to paint nails, give piggyback rides, and decorate crafts with them. Then we went back to the foundation and played for hours with the kids. They taught us many new games and we taught them some. When it was time to eat, we were all really sad to leave them. Then when we got our food it was also hard because it didn’t feel right to eat and drink in front of them. Izzy started to cry and she leaned on me for support. Overall, today was a really good day and I can’t wait for tomorrow.

Hi my name is Izzy Rogers.Today in the Dominican Republic we met so many new people.Our day started by going to a school next to the foundation where we got the chance to perform for the energetic children. I can not tell you how many piggy back rides me and my team mates gave. Once we said our goodbyes, we headed back to the foundation where we saw some familiar faces. One child in particular was a 12 year old boy named Javier. What makes Javier so special is that my sister Alex, who came to the DR last year, made a strong bond with him and I thought it was really cool to get to meet him in person. When we started to play, there was a time period when, if you just stopped and looked around, all you would see was joyful, laughing children. It was such a cool moment because it felt like there was no language barrier and we were all just kids playing. The hardest part today for me was having to eat in front of the children. Each bite I had made me feel more guilty for not being able to do more. I mean, that is what we came on this trip to do, right? I struggled the most with this question and thought, “How can God give me so much and them so little?” At the end of the day, it was definitely an eye opener for me to see how fortunate I am and it taught me to be more appreciative of everything I have.


Dr. Sette, mom to student Dayton Sette, aided a Dominican boy with an infected foot.

Dr. Sette, mom to student Dayton Sette, aided a Dominican boy with an infected foot.


Jenn Burris sent vitamins to this pregnant mother that she met in November on the last DR trip.

Jenn Burris sent vitamins to this pregnant mother that she met in November on the last DR trip.



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This entry was posted on January 19, 2015 by in Current News, Dominican Republic 2014-15, Faith In Action and tagged , , , .

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Our medical clinic saw 98 patients today! Our students served food, distributes shoes, played with kids, painted nails, and ultimately shared the love of Christ with children at the Manny Mota Foundation today. Read more... link in profile. FCS alumni, Sophia Lorey, was so impacted by her 8th grade trip to the DR that she returned this year, her senior year of high school, with our team! Read about her experience today on the blog! Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. today and all he stood for. He was a courageous leader who non-violently resisted injustice, ignited hope among the marginalized, showed love in the face of hate, and empowered a community looking for direction in a time of turmoil. “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” #mlk #mlkjrday #oneschoolsresponse First day of serving in the DR completed. The team organized and set up the medical clinic/pharmacy and all of the donations that were sent ahead to be distributed tomorrow. Our students were able to play with the kids nearby, playing baseball and painting the girls nails. They are ready for a big day tomorrow serving many people in need of medical aide, food, and clothing. To read more about each day from our students’ perspective follow
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