We are boarding RIGHT NOW in JFK to come home!!! Everyone is tired and tired of waiting :). We are on flight #715… so check the Delta website for updates on arrival time!

See you soon!!!

Trying to come home..

Our flight is delayed 😦 We are due to fly out of Santo Domingo about an hour behind schedule… 2:30 pm (instead of 1:25). If we leave at 2:30, that cuts our layover (customs, etc.) to only about 40 minutes. At this rate, we may miss our connecting flight from JFK to LAX.

Please pray that the God of all Miracles will go before us again and get us home tonight!

Phillippians 4:13, God of Wonders, and other fun stuff :)

This morning, we had the opportunity to teach Rebekah Holbrook’s class before we leave for the airport 🙂 Here are some pictures at the school:


Kids gathering and getting ready for school…


All lined up for national anthem, morning prayer & announcements…


That’s pretty cool… why don’t we do that in our school???



Awaiting entrance into the classroom 🙂


Last minute prep!

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It was so much fun teaching the 35 kids that were there :)! We got to teach them Philippians 4:13 (good job, Elizabeth N.!) and to sing God of Wonders (go, Christine!). The highlight was teaching them random vocabulary words and phrases :). The favorites were: I want to pluck a chicken and I want to do a backflip. HA HA HA!!!


Michael tired??? Never!!!

Our flight (Delta #494) is due to leave Santo Domingo at 1:25 pm (9:25 am CA time), flying into JFK at 4:59 pm. At JFK, we go through customs and then fly out on Delta #713, departing at 6:35 pm, arriving into LAX at 10:24 pm. Please pray for us… can’t wait to see you all!!!

Casa Monte Plata

Casa Monte Plata is the orphanage that Rebekah is directly associated with through KidsAlive. There are 4 homes on this property, housing 23 children. If you would like more information on the orphanage or school that Rebekah Holbrook is ministering at, please click here.

This afternoon, we had the privilege of spending some time with these precious rescues! We played games, sang songs, shared stories, put on a puppet show, and just loved on them!
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This pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress…
James 1:27

Let no one look down on your youthfulness..

What a great time to have some scheduled time with the teens of Templo Biblico. We were glad that some of them wanted to play a part of the Speechless presentation last night… it worked out just right :)! Matthew H. did a good job teaching Youth Group in Spanish 🙂 Rebekah H. said that this is a smaller group than usual, but it was just the right mix for the message! We even had some good conversation with some of the guys, especially Werner and Osiris.

May God continue to guard and guide these teenagers as they seek to love and serve Him more and more each day!
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. – 1 Timothy 4:12

Amazing Beauty


We took a “just for fun” field trip this morning to witness the incredible beauty that God has placed on this corner of the earth! This was a much needed break (from work and from Spanish :)). We had a blast!!!


Experiencing the power of God’s creation!


A time of reflection and devotion…


Jolene made a “new friend”. His name is Fred. Please pray that she will not have to buy a plane ticket to bring him home…


Definitely SPEECHLESS!


God is definitely GREAT and absolutely SOVEREIGN and so very FAITHFUL in answering prayers!!!
Thank you for all of you that have prayed for us tonight! We absolutely needed all the intercessions!!! Speechless went very well. We had a full house… somewhere in the neighborhood of 240 to 250 people. Ma Vie (the lady that took in Nadelly and her brother when she was living in the Hatian batey) was able to come. God even answered our prayers for a pig-sitter for her! There were a few glitches in the presentation… but creative improv (good job, Timothy!) allowed the message to be communicated better than planned :). How cool is that?!? The DR teens integrated perfectly. It was fun for Templo Biblico to see their own in the presentation!
At the end of the day, there were 3 decisions made. Two 10 year-olds and one 16 year-old! Most importantly, God was pleased.
Lord, thank You for a perfect ending to a perfect weekend!