some of our thoughts…..


OMG, what a place to come, have worked so hard today, but love every moment of it. Seen one of the same children that I seen last year. He has grown, but the same sweet face. Wanted to say hi to Barb, Austin, Allie, and Aleigha, I love you all so much and miss you all. See you all on Tuesday afternoon,



Today was such an amazing day. I learned so much about myself and how much we take for granted. Number one being, food. I’m so thankful to be able to be here. So far it has been amazing and the kids are the best. The work does not compare to the amount of joy I get from doing the work. So when it comes time to come next year I will be more then ready to go.



Everything that has happened so far has been totally different than what I was expecting. Not worse or better, just different. The people who live in the The Hole are one of the most poverty stricken peoples I have ever encountered and the sad thing is, they have no idea what they are missing. Enough of the negativity, it has been one of the best (although saddest) experiences of my life. The kids are so loving, there are no other words to describe them! But for all the family who are worried sick, I’m doing fine and loving every minute of it!



I am so happy to be here!!! Today was very hard work but worth it! I cant believe what I have already saw here. It breaks my heart to see how some people (kids) live. I miss everyone and I ask you to keep praying for our team. I am having a blast!!!



Hola familia y amigos! I will have you all know that I am doing great! I am safe and sound and remaining healthy. This experience had been great thus far and I am loving every minute of being here. The work is hard and I am exhausted, but God has been providing for me the entire trip and I have faith that He will continue to do so. The kids are AMAZING! There is nothing like walking down the streets and hearing the kids calling out your name and welcoming you with hugs. I want to thank all of you for your prayers, but keep them coming! I love you all very much!



Today was great! Yes it was a lot of hard work, but all worth it. I got to hang out with the kids a lot, and they are so much fun. My first friend was a little boy named Javier, and he was more than willing to help us move empty buckets. I also had a blast learning new hand clapping games from the girls, and teaching them some that I know from home. The trash and sewage in this place is unimaginable, but I cannot wait to go back tomorrow. Hello to all of the family and friends, and everyone continue praying, I love yall!!!



The past two days have been such a variety of thoughts and emotions. I am so happy to be back in Santiago! So many familiar faces to greet us and new ones as well. We worked in “the hole” today. Most of the day was spent passing buckets of sand down a hill then to the second story of the church/feeding center there. Hello to Dalys and the rest of my family and friends. I miss you all so much. A special hello to the ladies of my bible study group. Thank you for your continuing prayers.




All I can say is BUCKETS, BUCKETS and MORE BUCKETS. Had a hard day today in the Hole. Gave lots of hugs and fed the children at the Church. We are so blessed to have what we have and should never take it for granted. I am thankful to God for how He has blessed me.


~ by hmckee121 on July 17, 2008.

9 Responses to “some of our thoughts…..”

  1. I am so proud to call Beau my “son”. I am praying that God builds a hedge around you all … and fills it with his love. Enjoy your journey (blessing).

  2. I am still praying for you guys. Take care and know that we are back here thinking about you all! Have a Blessed Day!

  3. You guys and gals look like you are having a blast. Can’t wait to see all the pics and hear all the stories. Jennifer, God is amazing huh…from small talk and dreams in the classroom to reality in the real world. It is amazing what God can accomplish with an obedient heart.

  4. it was awesome slinging sand with you today!

  5. Hey Jennifer,
    I am praying for you. I pray your back feels better soon. I am glad you enjoy flying. I am sure you will be getting used to flying during your lifetime. 🙂 MCC team, my prayers are with you also. God’s kingdom is growing here at Loucon, and I am praying that it grows in the DR because of your labor.

    Jennifer, be a bold witness for Christ. Proclaim him!

    I love you!

    In Christ,

  6. We are so proud of all that you are doing. Love u and miss you. Hope everyone stays well and safe. I am praying for u all.

  7. This is to all the teens. I am so proud of you guys and being so faithful. I remember being your age and being all about (me). I never thought about going on a mission and serving people. Keep staying faithful and God will do the rest. I see great things happening in each and ever one of your lives. May God bless you all.

  8. We love you daddy and miss you so much, come home soon.

  9. To all of MCC MISSION TEAM, Have a safe trip home, love you guys, May God bless you all for all your hard work.

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