After an amazing morning of worship we had the opportunity to eat with the church and then go to the Monument.
The Monument is a popular spot in Santiago. One of the things that we want to do with these mission trips is not just build a building or paint, then leave. It is our desire to be with the people in the Dominican Republic. At the Monument we heard the history the Dominican Republic. Did you know the USA sent 22,000 troops to the Dominican Republic in 1965? I was not aware of that. You can read more on that HERE. Anyway, Pedro Juan told us the story of the Dominican Republic as we enjoyed the shade of the monument.
After this picture, we decided to take a group photo on the other side… staring into the sun. It was fun! Also, two small children thought it would be cool to be in our picture. I think they had fun as well.
You can barley see it, but over my (Matthew) shoulder there is a shiny roof. That roof is the second floor of the school where we have been working. It might work better to look for the tiny steeple. That steeple is on the Mormon building next door.
Anyway, while we were hanging out, the clouds grew and the rains came. We packed ourselves in with a bunch of people on the side of the building that would not get hit by the wind driven rain. Stacy, happily found an umbrella.
We were grateful for the history lesson and the sights that can be seen from the Monument.
Thanks for praying for us.