Decidedly Academic. Distinctively Christian.
Day one is complete with nothing but good things to report. The plane travel went as smooth as possible, and getting through customs was a success.
We had a minor hang up with the turkeys and hams that the students had in their carry-ons when we were about 15 yards from getting picked up from the airport. With the finish line of our travel day in sight, we were stopped by the Dominican Agricultural Department that told us we couldn’t bring the food items through. After a little bit of pleading, reassurance, and persuasion- the turkeys and hams have arrived safely. Crisis averted.
Check-in at the hotel went smoothly, followed by a little relaxing dip in the Caribbean Ocean and food in our bellies.
The students have unpacked all of their bags and donations. We were overwhelmed by the generosity and over abundance of clothes, toys, candy, shoes, bracelets, hygiene products, school supplies, and hats we were able to bring. Let’s put it this way… we could probably give a baseball hat to every person in El Tamarindo. God is good.
Successful end of first day. To say we are excited to go to the foundation tomorrow is an understatement. The students are eager to meet some of the new faces who will capture their hearts, showing them little glimmers of what it’s like to love without boundaries.
Blessings and thanks for your prayers.