Well, at least the Americas ;).
Kevin, Julia and Joey have been in the Dominican Republic for a whole week now (feels longer…) and this morning Emma boarded a bus with her classmates heading to Canada to visit Niagara Falls and Toronto. And, well, I’m here in Ohio. And Michigan. THIS Sunday we will all be reunited as Emma and I will make our way to the DR late Sunday night. Can. Not. Wait.
We had a little Passport stress as Joey’s passport hadn’t come yet as of Tuesday May 28th, so we paid to have it expedited. It made it. Praise the Lord. (Speaking of Passports, maybe Kevin will blog about his passport miracle… that would make a great #MissionsMonday post next week, babe 😉 )!
Anyhoo, Kevin, Julia and Joey quickly got settled in (to our 2 bedroom with 2 bunk-beds each apartment 😉 ), have been meeting people and already going out on ministry with the groups that were there or are there now. Kevin is working closely with Frank, the Director at SCORE in the DR and learning and helping where he can. He has also enjoyed working with Robersy who has several baseball outreaches in the DR. Joey has been going with him and has even been playing BASEBALL ~ he hasn’t played baseball in YEARS ~ but, “when in Rome…” Julia has been loving on kiddos ~ in the villages, missionary kiddos and kiddos from the Lily House. She is SO good with kids.
Meanwhile in Ohio… Emma had basketball team camp for the high school team and we spent last week hanging out, getting some packing/organizing done and got to attend my niece’s high school graduation. We have been patiently waiting for Emma’s passport as well… which finally came on Friday. #betterlatethannever Good thing it came too, because she needed either that (her passport) or her birth certificate (which the passport agency had to have her passport done) to go on this Canada trip. Yikes! Nothing like cutting it close!! She gets home LATE Friday night, has basketball scrimmages on Saturday (LB Shootout) and then Sunday we leave for the Dominican. There’s a lot in-between there… but they’re just details, details details ;).