It’s hard to believe that one month ago today I was in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country with crystal blue oceans and grand county mountain views. Between all it’s beauty, you’ll find extreme poverty. During our trip, we were able to build 6 outhouses, provide 4 floors in homes, fund and help build a Church wall, funded a new roof for another Church, and because Pastor Pedro did not think we had worked enough, we helped with the outside wall of the 3rd floor addition at the mission house. It wasn’t all work, we had some time to play at two different waterfalls. The cold water felt great on a very hot day, well after your body got used to the water. While we provided a lot of material things, the main objective was to provide the local Churches the tools that they needed to save souls for Christ. If we don’t reach them then who will?
Voodoo Temple in Batey #9
In the United Methodist Church, middle school age children can choose to go through a confirmation class to be baptized and to join the United Methodist Church. I went through this interesting journey as a teenager and was baptized during an Easter Sunrise Service around 20 years ago.
I sure wish that my chubby teenager could have seen into the future to stop some of the mistakes of life from happening. I’ve made so many mistakes and fallen so far away from God and came back again than that my young teenage self could even imagine.
Last week, I decided to publicly re-affirm my faith and remember my baptism. Today, on Easter Sunday, I made that re-affirmation by being immersed.
It just seems fitting for all the growth that I have accomplished over the last 7 months and the direction that I see my God taking my life in the future. To God be the Glory!