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2016 Dominican Republic Mission Trip Day #2

The team is doing terrific after a first day of hard work! It started raining this afternoon, but didn't keep the 7 build teams from completing the concrete foundations of the new homes.  They then draped a tarp over the newly poured foundations to keep the rain off as they dried. We're ready to stand walls tomorrow, as long as it's not raining too much. 

The medical team saw 107 patients, while the eye team fitted 113 patients with eyeglasses, and 72 received dental care. A class of about 30 kids came to the dental clinic for a hygiene lesson. The need for health care was so evident and confirmed our need to be here. 

Princesas outreach to girls went well, especially for the first day.  Many of our ladies made connections with girls, and in some cases, their mothers as well. The girls sports camp somehow turned into a mixed gender group, probably because it was held under a large, dry pavilion. 

The baseball camp was cancelled today due to wet fields, but the basketball and soccer camps stayed open and lots of kids participated!  The continued rains this evening will likely rain out sports tomorrow. 

It's a steady rain, nothing dangerous, and no winds. No one is concerned, just wet. Attitudes are positive, as each person has been flexible to work with whatever God gives us this week--even if plans have to change.  Most people went to bed early after a hard day of work, and looking forward to tomorrow. 

The last of our group has arrived safely--19 late last night, and 7 more today. 

Thanks for your prayers!  More photos and an update for day #3 tomorrow!

-Doug Newland