Team: FBC Umatilla
We are writing to you today on June 4th, 2017 from Azua, Dominican Republic. This group of 18 members from the First Baptist Church of Umatilla arrived here in the Dominican Republic yesterday afternoon with many exciting things already happening along the way. As we traveled through the airports we were able to witness to several people the incredible work God is doing with this mission project in the Dominican Republic.
This morning, we had a wonderful breakfast, and then Cesar gave his personal testimony on how God has molded him over time and put him where he is today with One More Child. We traveled to the sites where the homes are being built and it was truly surreal to see the families and children in the community walking around with smiles on their faces. We joined the local church for service and were truly blessed by their message. After the service we met the families that will be living in the homes we build this week, and was such overwhelming joy to see the love of Christ coming together for His glory.
After Church, we headed to the coastal resort of Playazul, which means “Blue Beach”. It was an amazing view of the Caribbean ocean with so many beautiful blue colors and mountainous backgrounds. It was an amazing portrait of God’s beautiful handy work in this world. We spent the afternoon getting to know each other better as a team through the sharing and translating of our testimonies. We tasted Dominican flavors through an amazing dinner our cook, Lucila, had waiting for us. We are excited to begin working on the first house tomorrow morning and can not wait to see the love of Christ be put into action.
The brothers and sisters of First Baptist Church of Umatilla