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First Baptist Church Mathiston

Serving In The Dominican Republic
June 15, 2019
Community: Barahona
Partner: Iglesia de Dios Salvacion por la Fe
Staff: Rudy Bazin, Caroline Bazin, Francisco Martinez

We made it!

by Caroline Bazin | June 15, 2019 11:25 PM

It's been such a long day, but we've finally made it to the Dominican Republic!


Once we landed, we boarded our bus and enjoyed some pizza and beautiful views as we drove across the country. We are now settling in for the night to get much needed rest as we prepare for a busy week ahead!

We made it!

Worship!

by Caroline Bazin | June 16, 2019 8:56 PM

Wow! What an incredible moment of worship this morning. JB brought a powerful word, and we had a wonderful choir sing a song for the congregation.

It was humbling to worship amongst people who are from a different place and speak a different language. It reminded us just how big God is!

Worship!

Meeting Pastor Daniel

by Caroline Bazin | June 16, 2019 9:00 PM

Pastor Daniel joined us for our meeting tonight to share his testimony and his vision for this church. We are so excited to be working with this wonderful, God-fearing family!

Hard at work!

by Caroline Bazin | June 17, 2019 8:59 PM

We had a full morning of construction work this morning! Most of us helped clear rocks and dirt for what will be the foundation if the expanded church building. A small team cut rebar for Lana and Jennifer to bend for the foremen to build braces.

We can't wait to get back to work tomorrow!

Hard at work!

3 Salvations!

by Caroline Bazin | June 17, 2019 9:18 PM

Our amazing outreach teams were used to bring 3 new Believers into the family of God!! What an amazing morning that's worth celebrating!
3 Salvations!

The Wheels on the Bus

by Caroline Bazin | June 17, 2019 9:20 PM

Go round and round!

We drove to the church this afternoon to pick up a bus load of children for kids ministry. We could've ridden the bus with them all day long, it was so much fun!

The Wheels on the Bus

Noah's Ark

by Caroline Bazin | June 17, 2019 9:23 PM

We reminded the children of the story of Noah and the Ark. They thought the animals were hilarious...especially Like and Kainan as frogs!

After story time, we painted faces, made balloon animals, colored, made necklaces, played baseball and basketball! We had so much fun with them. You could tell the kids enjoyed it to.

We finished the night with a wonderful meal of Haitian spaghetti and an awesome team meeting.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Noah's Ark

What a day!

by Caroline Bazin | June 18, 2019 9:30 PM

Today looked a lot like yesterday as far as the schedule goes. Most of us spent all morning working on the construction project. Today we were mixing and pouring concrete for the footing of the church. We are becoming professionals at bucket lines!

Meanwhile, some of us went out for more outreach. Praise God for the two people who asked to receive Him today!

After lunch and rest time, we picked up a bus load of kids and took them to the park. It was so fun, and so tiring! We shared the story of Daniel in the Lions den and did some fun songs!

What a day!

Painting Nails

by Caroline Bazin | June 18, 2019 9:30 PM

We had fun building relationships and painting nails!
Painting Nails

Moving Rocks

by Caroline Bazin | June 19, 2019 11:03 PM

This morning we spent most of our time moving two huge piles of rocks to another part of the property. This involved a long assembly line, even some kids jumped in to help!

Meanwhile a few of us helped the construction men lay blocks for the beginning of the foundation!

Moving Rocks

Sad goodbyes

by Caroline Bazin | June 19, 2019 11:05 PM

We had another fun afternoon of kids ministry today! We are definitely going to miss this group of kids!
Sad goodbyes

Goodbye Service

by Caroline Bazin | June 19, 2019 11:06 PM

The church hosted a beautiful farewell service for us today. We have formed some really amazing relationships on this trip that we are going to miss so much. 

What a privilege it was to serve with Pastor Daniel!!

Goodbye Service

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Rebecca

June 17, 2019 9:03 PM

I look forward to your updates everyday! My husband Shasta and daughter Reagan are there! Prayers for all of you this week!

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