Since this was a village that CMMA and even SCORE had never been to before, we were anticipating a few hiccups.
For instance, we weren’t sure whether or not we would have a building, so were even prepared to make house calls if necessary. Fortunately, they did have a very small, one-room schoolhouse that we were able to use for the clinic stations. Despite the small accommodations, today went just as smoothly as it has at the other
Another way that God showed His Power and grace on this trip was in breaking down the language barrier. Most of the villagers don’t actually speak Spanish, but Creole. God did a wonderful thing in providing us with translators that speak Creole as well as Spanish, so we were able to communicate with them about their health and about their faith just as well as at the other villages.
This village had actually experienced a recent outbreak of the flu, so it was great to be able to help them recover from that. We were also able to give out some toys to the kids. One of the most impactful things we were able to give to this community was the gift of 20 water filters. In such a small community without running water, these filters will be invaluable in preserving their health during the times that medical missions aren’t able to reach
Overall, today was an excellent end to a great two weeks. On this last trip, God really made His power known by taking what could have been a stressful trip and making it work incredibly smoothly. God has really been working through us to help this country. Please continue to pray that we will be able to carry what God has taught us in the Dominican Republic back to the U.S. and make the same kind of impact there.