Hi all! I am at the school today with the mission team that is here. This group of dental/medical personnel just simply ROCK! They are testing hearing, cleaning teeth, and pulling and filling teeth if needed. I am amazed how they are doing this with such little equipment. They are selflessly giving of themselves and do not appear to know how much they are blessing this entire community! Go team!!!
Anyway, the internet is much faster here so I thought that I would post some pictures of our first week here.
Our girls at the beach with our friends’ kids. Our friends are missionaries in Cabrera and have a mission organization named threesixteen missions.
This is the first Dominican meal that I cooked…and it was GOOOOOD!!! The chicken was so fresh that it…uh…woke up that morning and was our dinner by night. Sorry chicken! The carrots, onion, cilantro and potatoes were bought in the village. The entire meal cost about $7 for 5 people. There is also a spice in there that is similar to bouillon. All the Dominican women swear by it…and now I do too. Also, do you see the cooking pot and the big spoon? They have magical powers…for real! They turned me into a good cook…and that is no small task, people!!!
This is the vegetable truck that comes around on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Apparently there is a fruit truck and an (cooking) oil truck also. They sell to individuals and to the colmados. I got lettuce, tomatoes, onions, grapefruit, potatoes, and carrots for about $3.00.
This is pretty much what our yard looks like anytime that the girls are outside. They are celebrities!
The girls decided that I needed a Dominican broom. Seriously, most of the women make their brooms out of sticks and brush.
A small part of the dental team. They are so amazing!
Our family in front of our house
Lauren and Lexie on the first day of Dominican school. They homeschool for a couple of hours in the morning, and attend school from 2-5 everyday. Lauren had a very rough first day that ended in a complete meltdown and tears. She said that her teacher speaks no English and the kids made fun of her. Lexie LOVED her class! Her teacher speaks a little English and the kids, in that class, seem to be kinder and more understanding. We are considering letting both of them be in the same class since the Dominican school is basically just their Spanish class. Please pray that Lauren has a better day tomorrow and that God calms her heart!