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D.R. Trip – Day 1

The second DR team of this school year arrived yesterday after a long day of traveling. After a good night sleep and breakfast- it was time to hit the ground running.

The foundation is typically closed on Sunday because the local baseball teams practice on Manny’s fields. The boys from FCS didn’t mind. They jumped right in to play a game with them. Kyle, one of our students who plays water polo, hit a home run his first time up to bat!

The girls and some parents helped sort all of the donations while a group of dads went to Charro’s school (the small school) to start a construction project. The dads are building walls around the outside porch so Charro can have another indoor classroom. From what it sounds like, it’s going to be a pretty big work project!

The dads found help from some local kids at the foundation. These four young boys were so excited to help carry dirt away from the construction site. It was neat to watch the two groups work together and interact.

We also set up the medical clinic and saw our first few patients. Dr. Khedia was busy cleaning out a lot of infections on kids feet and legs. Mr. Gindi, an FCS parent and pharmacist who came on the trip in November, arrived today to the foundation to help Dr. Khedia with the clinic. Mr. Gindi brought some medicine in his luggage that ended up being detained by the DR customs so we have to go pick it up tomorrow. We’re hoping all of it is still there.

All in all, it was a good first day! Excited for what the rest of the week has in store for us!

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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! Blog.foothillchristian.org 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 blog.foothillchristian.org.
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