Our young ladies are in the home stretch of God’s amazing adventure for them. This week we check in with Lindsay on their latest experiences.
It’s crazy to think that we have already been here for 5 weeks now, but God is still continuing to open up new doors for us and allow us to go on so many new adventures with our family here!
This past week we were focusing on the girls we are discipling and that opened up doors to so many adventures that we were not expecting! This week was filled with motorcycle rides, eating new things, cooking Dominican lunch and dinner, daily walks, playing night games, dance parties, and discovering new places! Two of my favorite moments of entire trip happened this week. On Tuesday, we were going to our friend’s, Daniella and Robertico, house to give Daniella a gift for her soon-to-be baby boy and a new Bible. After that, Robertico asked if we wanted to go for a walk. We of course said yes and I am so glad we did because he showed us new places we had never been before and they were absolutely stunning. He showed us the rice fields where he works, a huge canal he’s going to take us fishing in, every type of fruit tree imaginable, and where his future house is going to be! Even though I have been to Cotui eight times now, I had never been on this side of the village and I absolutely loved discovering new places and God just reminding me how beautiful this place and these people are!
My other favorite adventure happened last night; we walked with the girls we disciple to Marilati and Hosello’s house to cook dinner. Here in the Dominican it is a normal thing to eat every part of the chicken, including the neck, feet, liver, and lungs. So since we think we are Dominican already, Carly, Tiff, and I decided to each try the feet and lungs! I’m glad we did it, but I think its safe to say we will never do that again! During dinner it started pouring, and we were in a house that had no electricity. It was seriously so much fun having 18 people crammed in a cute little house, laughing and eating in the dark! Once the rain started to die down a little bit, we decided to walk home with the girls. I sometimes laugh at how God plans things in our life; he allowed a thunderstorm to bring us so much closer to our girls. We ran through mud puddles barefoot, arms linked together, and all singing songs they taught us earlier in the week! We are having so much fun doing the simplest things with our girls and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us our last week here!
Continue praying for these young women as they finish strong. Pray especially for the influence they will have when returning to the states! The harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. There is no doubt God will use them to bring more workers to His great harvest.