Thursday, March 06, 2008


Posted by: Daniel Braga

Arriving at school by 7:30 this morning, we got right to work packing our ministry luggage bags and finishing up final preparations before leaving. We then weighed our luggage, and loaded Bonnie to the limit before pulling out of the high school at roughly 9 o'clock. We were able to pack and bring everything that we had planned, which was a major success in itself, as we will be able to give as much as we can to the Dominican kids we will encounter while here. The group flew through airport security and check-in without a problem, and our flight arrived in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 10 minutes ahead of schedule. With just under 200 or so peices of luggage, we were relieved when every last bag was accounted for at the airport, and the trip was officially underway! After a scenic ride along the coast, we checked in at Hotel Casablanca and got settled into our rooms before going out to eat at Casanova's, an italian-style pizzeria right on the beach. The tiki torch-lit dinner was a great way to cap off the great start we've had to this trip. Tomorrow, we will be at the Christian school in Puerto Plata, doing dramas, all kinds of sports, and hanging out with the seniors that go there. We're all pretty tired by now and have to be up early tomorrow, so pray for us as we minister to these kids most of the day tomorrow!