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Baptist Student Union

Serving In Puerto Rico
May 18, 2019
Community: Carolina
Partner: Iglesia Bautista Metropolis
Staff: Krystal Domenech

Hola Puerto Rico!

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 19, 2019 8:54 AM

We arrived at 5:15am, and went straight to bed. After some z's, we joined Carroll Christian Schools for some pinchos on the beach! They were very tasty. Afterwards we went in a ride around Old San Juan. We also got our last member that flight was delayed. Tomorrow we'll be participating on the church service. We are ready to do God's work!

Hola Puerto Rico!

Worship on Sunday

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 19, 2019 12:15 PM

We are joining Iglesia Bautista de Metropolis in their worship service. We algo got to share some songs and a testimony. In Spanish! Is so wonderful to be able to praise Jesus,  doesn't matter the place!

Worship on Sunday

A pastor's heart

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 19, 2019 12:17 PM

After the great lunch we had,  we are now talking with the pastor. Hes opening his heart about his community, his ministry and his testimony. 
A pastor's heart

Prayer walking

by Krystal Domenech | May 19, 2019 6:37 PM

What a special experience to go to pray for the community of Metropolis in Carolina. Some of the requests are for health, family and the community in general. 

Prayer walking

Helping Missionaries

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 20, 2019 11:33 AM

Today we are helping a team of Youth With a Mission. They are moving to a new campsite at the island. They have helped in the island after the hurricane,  but needed help themselves and had been praying for it. And God put us here! Such a blessing to bless others!

Helping Missionaries

Cleaning the warehouse of JUCUM

by Krystal Domenech | May 20, 2019 5:58 PM

Our group cleaning and organizing the warehouse of JUCUM. We are organizing the construction materials so that when there is a family in need they can help them as soon ppssible. 

Cleaning the warehouse of JUCUM

Church Service in the Evening

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 20, 2019 7:02 PM

This evening we are again at the church. They host a service of prayer. Is a moment to connect with God. You can definitely sence His presence among this building

Church Service in the Evening

We start our day like this...

by Krystal Domenech | May 21, 2019 11:06 AM

Since early in the morning the team is already wearing gloves, machetes and shovels in hand. We are ready to work at this home in Trujillo Alto. A home with a single mother and two girls who need our help.

We start our day like this...

Hard work

by Krystal Domenech | May 21, 2019 4:20 PM

Like clearing a path, our group is working hard to clear a yard with machetes. Yikes!!! Beware of the K-Team (Kashaun and Kelli with machetes).

Hard work

Live together in unity

by Krystal Domenech | May 21, 2019 8:37 PM

Our day has not ended. We are sharing with Juan, Vicky and her granddaughter Adamaris. We are very grateful for having received us at your home.

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1

Live together in unity

What a bless!

by Krystal Domenech | May 22, 2019 1:51 PM

Today's visit to the nursing home is a huge blessing. They are so happy. We enjoy spending time with them. We sang, read the Word, shared some testimonies and played some Puerto Rican games. And they prayed for us too. Thank God for this beautiful opportunity. 
What a bless!

An afternoon in Rio Piedras

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 22, 2019 6:50 PM

After we finished for the day, we got a tasty treat: puertorrican ice cream! Now we are walking around Rio Piedras town square. It is filled with a lot of murals of voices wanted to be heard.

An afternoon in Rio Piedras

Fundación Modesto Gotay

by Krystal Domenech | May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

The team is painting some of the rooms of the Modesto Gotay Foundation. This foundation is for people with mental illness. It provides housing, health, nutrition, care, education, educational, psychological and social work services. The institution attends children, youth and adults who have the condition of severe and deep mental retardation
Fundación Modesto Gotay

Salsa!

by Christian Rivera González | May 23, 2019 6:52 AM

Now the church is treating us to a salsa dance class! Dance off time!

Salsa!

Soup Kitchen

by Krystal Domenech | May 23, 2019 9:09 AM

Kashaun preparing the food to distribute to the most needy. A beautiful day to bless others.
Soup Kitchen

Beach time!

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 23, 2019 4:10 PM

After all this week, we are now at Isla Verde beach,  relaxing and enjoying the beauty of such a beautiful island. No wonder they call it "The Island of Enchantment"!

Beach time!

Hasta luego, Puerto Rico!

by Christian Rivera Gonzalez | May 26, 2019 8:34 AM

Today, while we say our farewells,  we know a piece of Puerto Rico will always stay with us. We'll continue to pray for them, and if its God's will, we'll surely return! Until next time!

Hasta luego, Puerto Rico!

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