Each of these discussions was draining physically, mentally, and spiritually. How do you sit across from these precious people and discuss things that seem hopeless? There is only one answer—our hope in God. Specifically, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This is a verse that we all have been told time and time again, but how many times have we thought about this verse while seeing the brokenness of the world through another lens? For many of us, this is the first time we have been faced with true heartache and sadness. For others, maybe we have experienced similar heartache and sadness, but this does not make dealing with these issues any easier.
Even though this is only Day Three of our trip, our team is growing together as a group and together in God by asking difficult questions and discussing the things about our faith that make us uncomfortable. We ask that you continue praying for our team. Please pray that God will give us the energy and the strength to mention to the people of the Dominican Republic. Also, pray that as we minister to these people, we will be filled with his Holy Spirit to share the true hope that can be found in Jesus Christ.