This past weekend we enjoyed a lovely getaway at the beach! It was our first trip to the playa since calling the Dominican Republic home. After living for 2 1/2 years in one of the only 2 landlocked countries in South America, Tim and I were eager to take advantage of the fact that we now live on an island! I still empathize with those of you in La Paz... We traveled with a small group of folks from Jarabacoa and spent our 3-day weekend listening to Jazz music, laying out by the seashore, celebrating a friend's birthday, eating delicious sushi, and just resting up. It was a well needed tiempo de descansa.

For those who don't know, 2 weeks ago our gate was broken into and our motorcycle was stolen while we were sleeping. On the heels of such a disappointing and scary situation, we felt the body of Christ rally around us both here and back in the states, as folks sent truth in the form of powerful scripture as well as prayers against fear and resentment. The Lord has richly shown His provision as friends have willingly given to replace our only mode of transportation. Our prayer is that we will be able to buy a car as a result, and that it will enable us to serve better AND make life easier:)

This weekend we will take a group of HS students to the Young Life Camp, Pico Escondido, here in town. We are thrilled to see what the Lord does in the lives of kids He's allowed us to begin building solid relationships with. Please pray for supernatural strength for me and Tim (this has been a busy week!) and for God to work on hearts in a powerful way.