Finally, I’m taking time to complete the updates from my Jan. & Feb. ministry trip to Sosua, Dominican Republic.
Meet the missionary family “The Sucher’s” that I have been helping.
First, is Rick & Barbara: When there I am Rick’s sidekick, helping with errands, set-up for team, accounting issues, and other office work. Of course, Barb and I get a little time together and work on women’s ministry type things.
Julia, Jessie, and Janea (L to R) become my girls when I’m there.
We enjoyed a few family night movies during the course of my stay.
Then, of course, there is Mariflo. We spent much time playing things that an almost 2 year old likes to do. Each morning when I got to their house, we played, “Hi Linda”, “Hi Mariflo” about 6 times before we moved on to other things. Of course, I loved it. The Sucher’s have 2 grown sons, 1 in college in FL and the other is married with a little girl of his own and lives in San Pedro, D.R.
You might remember “Playa Laguna” from last year when we had 2 teams that added an addition, painted, and did some electrical work on the building. It was intended that this building be a Community Center where there would be church meetings, Bible studies, community outreaches including medical clinics, as well as, other type classes, such as music, dance and English as a second language. Here is how it looked when I left in March. Remember the addition was on the back in a L shape.
Here I am with Erica the day before leaving. Erica lives next door and her joy is to serve the Lord by taking care of the building and cooking when we have outreaches. She cooks great rice pudding.
The ladies from my fellowship class at church “The Morning Glories” donated around 200 lady’s scarves, which were given out at 2 women’s meetings in Santo Domingo. (The Morning Glories is our widows Bible study class.) I took the bus from Sosua to Santo Domingo to my missionary friends, the Sabado family and enjoyed several days before returning to Sosua.
The first picture below is of Dr. Diane Sabado ministering at a women’s conference. The other 2 pictures are from “His Banner Over Us 2012 Conference”. I was told that the ladies loved the scarves. Thank you, Morning Glories.
The morning of March 6 was my last time in the office. This visit we worked on more organization. I cleaned out part of the file cabinet and developed accounting forms for the Redemption Village School & Feeding Program. Someone donated & shipped a desk computer that we were able to set-up. I tried to leave the office fairly straight and even got Rick to join in the effort.
Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanks so much to each of you that helped make my support ministry possible. May God reward you. Amen.