Dream~Land

Posted by Paul Field on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The United States Of America, the place we call home. A place so good to us that we take advantage of. Coming to the Dominican Republic has been a blessing. The first day was pretty hard. New place and new faces. Everyone speaking a language that most of us can't understand. I was extremely home sick and wanted nothing more than to go home.

This morning we headed to batey Santa Rosa. Seeing all the children so excited to see a bus full of people was shocking. Their houses were nothing but shacks. A family of seven sleep in one bed. It opened my eyes to realize how thankful I am to have a nice bed back home. The children were extremely happy to get the little gifts we brought them. Things we take for granted for back home.

My most favorite moment of today was getting off the bus to use the rest-room. Only to find it wasn't like our bathrooms at all. After that I was walking back to the bus and I noticed a little puppy. I kneeled down to pet him/her, Except the puppy wouldn't come out from under the stairs. A minute after that a little girl came up to me with a puppy in her hands and handed him/her to me.

The Dominican Republic is almost like a dream land. It almost seems unreal to see how so little they have, but they're all so happy. They dance around and mostly always have a smile on their face. In the end I am very happy that I came on this trip. It was definitely worth it! 

_Jamee Fillmore



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Dream~Land

Posted by Paul Field on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The United States Of America, the place we call home. A place so good to us that we take advantage of. Coming to the Dominican Republic has been a blessing. The first day was pretty hard. New place and new faces. Everyone speaking a language that most of us can't understand. I was extremely home sick and wanted nothing more than to go home.

This morning we headed to batey Santa Rosa. Seeing all the children so excited to see a bus full of people was shocking. Their houses were nothing but shacks. A family of seven sleep in one bed. It opened my eyes to realize how thankful I am to have a nice bed back home. The children were extremely happy to get the little gifts we brought them. Things we take for granted for back home.

My most favorite moment of today was getting off the bus to use the rest-room. Only to find it wasn't like our bathrooms at all. After that I was walking back to the bus and I noticed a little puppy. I kneeled down to pet him/her, Except the puppy wouldn't come out from under the stairs. A minute after that a little girl came up to me with a puppy in her hands and handed him/her to me.

The Dominican Republic is almost like a dream land. It almost seems unreal to see how so little they have, but they're all so happy. They dance around and mostly always have a smile on their face. In the end I am very happy that I came on this trip. It was definitely worth it! 

_Jamee Fillmore



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Ah, the good ol' days in the Portland airport. Here, Marie and Page share their excitement. Here in the D.R., they continue to be excited. They are wonderful people.

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