Young Adult Mission - Day 1

 Our first day in Dominican Republic has been incredible. We started the day with an amazing meal at Lighthouse and headed to the Open Walls Church. The service was in Spanish and English, the songs were fast and a little hard to follow but their worship was so full of life. Walking in to the church for some of our team members was an opportunity to see the final product of a project that they were apart of starting back in 2014. To see the way God is working in this community is awe inspiring.

During the afternoon we were able to go in to the community and walk through it, seeing along the way all the different ways that Light house has been working in the community. From building homes to digging out sidewalks, the work being done here is life changing. The feeling of community is so present here, walking through the village there was this sense of Joy. We were greeted with smiles and hugs, it felt like Felix (our site leader) knew just about everyone we passed.

We are headed in to a busy week of hard labour and community outreach, we look on it with anticipation and excitement. Seeing how God has been working is so energizing, we are ready to go and serve. That being said we are feeling the heat and the slow pace of today has been restful but is causing restlessness in some of us. Please keep our team in your prayers for continued strength and energy, that we would continue to develop as a team and that the work and time spent here would be beneficial to the community we are here to serve.

Emily & Kylie