I’ve delayed a bit in creating my final blog post but am now sitting down to write you all an electronic letter. I am back in Nebraska, but have my 2 last days in the Dominican Republic to report.
This post’s title seems a bit emotional, but it’s tied to the weather on my trip home. Simply put, I boarded my Delta flight in Santo Domingo on the afternoon of February 12th; it was 84 degrees. I got off the plane about 9:30pm in Omaha; there weren’t no degrees; yup, it was zero. That qualifies as “shock value” in my book.
Tuesday involved a Villar Hermanos breakfast with my fellow DDG Board members, some work time and a major planning session with M(elvina) & M(iguelina). We locked-down some details for the May visit of the Education Mission Team. As you can see, we sure worked hard, smiling all the way. Such a good team to work with.
Wednesday, on my way to the airport, Miquea Saintivil and I stopped at Colegio San Jose, Boca Chica, to help plan the June mission trip of young people from St. Matthew’s Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. Plenty of ideas, written down as extensive notes, with time for a group photo. A very productive morning.
My DR work continues even as I spend a quiet evening at home. Lots to do with Colegio Kids and follow-up from my mission trip. The blog will go to “quiet mode” until I’m further notice, but I will keep you posted on significant developments in the progress of our Dominican education system.
Gracias y Bendiciones+