It’s almost been one week since we returned home from the Blog Trip to the Dominican Republic.
We’re slowly settling back into our routines. Remembering how to live in our reality while carefully carrying with us the reality of the children we met.
And thank you, thank you, thank you for following the journey, praying, sharing and commenting. Thank you for stepping up beside us and immersing yourself in every story.
More than 30 blog posts were written by our trip bloggers. It may have been hard to keep up with them all so I wanted to highlight my favorite post from each blogger! Hopefully it will help you digest this trip if you missed it!
Grab your coffee and your warmest blanket. Cuddle up and read what God is doing in the Dominican Republic.
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
She lives next the river. Where her mother committed suicide…by drowning.
Elsa. No, she isn’t the queen that lived in an ice castle in the movie Frozen.
The Elsa I met in the Dominican slums of Santo Domingo lived where even the poorest look down on her.
Elsa lives next to the river. Where people get sick from the polluted waters and everything putrid that gets ejected from the slums built up higher always finds its way downhill.
Living next to the river also means your house will be flooded — regularly here in the tropics when the waters rise. So your home can never be free from the refuse that sloshes in as it washes away all you own and leaves a reside you cannot wipe away.