Month: July 2010

July 26, 2010

So… I’ve been back in the United States following our mission trip to the Dominican Republic for four days now, and have been experiencing something wholly unexpected rather frequently since our return: culture shock. Yes,…

July 20, 2010

As I’m reflecting on my first couple of days here in the Dominican, I can’t help but be amazed by how many kids we’ve seen running around everywhere we go. When our bus pulls up…

July 18, 2010

As I’m processing what I’ve witnessed here in the Dominican, it’s pretty clear what jumps out about this nation and these people at first glance: this is a place of immense poverty. It’s difficult to…

July 17, 2010

Well, our first full day of ministry here in the Dominican is now in the books. It’s been an overwhelming experience, to say the least, but it’s definitely been good. Here’s the deal… the overwhelming…

July 16, 2010

Remember the song? “Big ol’ jet airliner, don’t carry me too far away.” That was the majority of our day, really (though certainly not the majority of our experience). We woke up bright and early…

July 10, 2010

When I was growing up, I loved baseball. It certainly wasn’t the only sport I loved, but it was definitely near the top. I remember throwing a tennis ball against the side of the house…

July 7, 2010

As many of you may already know, in about eight days, Nancy, Jeffrey, and I, along with twenty-one other people from my church and other St. Joseph area churches, will be embarking for the Dominican…