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Day of Rest

Hey all! Jessy here 🙂 So today was our day of rest and it was such a blessing. We started our day at the hour of 9am–practically the afternoon–with a breakfast of eggs, toast, and fruit. Has anyone mentioned the fruit so far? It is SO good. It’s sweet and juicy and ripe ALL the time. It’s almost like we’re in a tropical location 🙂 At breakfast we got our church assignments and half of

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White Water Rafting!

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Before I begin, hi mom this is Leyla. So time in the Dominican has been so amazing so far! I’m speaking for myself, but I’m having a great time in my site. Today we went white water rafting in the rivers of Jarabacoa. It was honestly so fun and the guides were really helpful! (We were safe, for all of you parents wondering) it was a nice experience for all

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Investing in People

Since being in the Dominican Republic and acclimating to the time change it has been an AMAZING time! My team is Appropriate Technology. We are building affordable water filters made with natural resources and installing it into people’s homes while loving on them and sharing the gospel. Going into it I thought my site was going to be more focused on blood sweat and tears of making the filters and less of the in home

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Dinner in the Community

Hey guys, Tiffany here coming to you guys from one of the many hammocks on base. I am in the community healthcare site and work with Dr. Fernando Gonzalez and Katie Wulf, RN. Today, we held a clinic at Mata Platano, a small community on the side of the mountain. This community is made of mostly just one family. The location of the clinic is underneath a pair of mango trees on a bench on

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Beautiful Mountains and Volleyball

Hey what’s up you guys welcome BACK to my channel. This is The Camellia Zamani coming to you LIVE from Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. First off let me tell you, It is so so beautiful here. It’s 5:30 pm, the weather feels like a nice 75 degrees with gentle winds and a drizzle of rain and a hint of humidity. Today was the first official day of most of our sites, since we had an orientation

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First Day in the DR!

Today was our first full day in the Dominican Republic!! We all went to our site assignments for orientation with our groups and site leaders. We got picked up in giant trucks lined with seats in the back; something you’d never see in the states. Myself and 3 other students are in the special education school, called Genesis. When we arrived our site leaders had us experience just a taste of what it would be

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Preparing for the Dominican Republic

In the past few days, the class finished up Tattoos on the Heart for book discussion and listened to our speaker, Dave, talk about preparing for our trip to the Dominican Republic. Dave spoke both about packing our suitcases and unpacking our emotional and spiritual luggage. That night of speaker, many classmates committed to give up certain pieces of baggage in their lives. It was great to see so many people take a step forward

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Plowing Through The Season

Hello everyone 🙂 Jessy and Lynsey here to update you on all the happenings going on in the building. As we prepare to go to the Dominican Republic we are blessed to have the President of Students International here speaking to us this week. If you don’t know, Students International is an organization that facilitates many trips to Latin America and whom we are going to be working alongside with in the DR. We have

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Fandom Night!

Over this last weekend it was the first week of Winter Camp. It was tons of fun, we all got to work in different places. I was able to work in Activities and I did re-ball, which is basically paintball indoors. It was super fun to hang out with the campers and I even got to play a couple of times. It also snowed so that was great! And our last night we did the

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Winter Camp!

Life at Joshua has been quite busy these last few days. We’ve spent a lot of time working, memorizing Philippians and preparing for our trip to the DR in a couple of weeks. This weekend, we had our first weekend of winter camp.  Most of us worked around camp but a few of us had the weekend off. One of the coolest parts about camping ministry is getting to see first hand what the Lord

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