January 9, 2017

As a final component of this QU 301 seminar course, we have been asked to write a journal entry to document our experience. As I sit down in front of my lap top, my mind races as I attempt to formulate a cohesive sentence to provide justice to the life-changing reality...

September 12, 2016

As a parent, have you ever thought that maybe you aren’t instilling in your children all you had hoped to? I can’t be the only person who feels like this! When our little ones are born, we do all the right things. We baby-proof the house, read them all the beautiful bo...

August 10, 2016

I’d like to start by reading Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

As I think of the many instances when I saw God at work in the DR, I was most moved by baby Christian Antoni...

August 10, 2016

As of April, I had no intention of going on the mission trip this year. One day I was checking my e-mail, and I saw something from John Powers about the celebration planned for Batey 50 day. This wasn’t an email sent specifically to me; it was a mass email to anyone as...

August 10, 2016

Everyone please Close your eyes…

IMAGINE walking, and  taking an hour ride in a school bus down long dirt roads surrounded by endless sugar can fields. You arrive at one village and step off the bus into smoldering heat. You take one step at a time, breathing in the clo...

July 29, 2016

I have been blessed by the opportunity to be part of this wonderful mission experience. You cannot be part of something like this and come back the same.

Let me begin with an observation. All to often today we characterize our young people as entitled and lazy with thei...

July 25, 2016

I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the QU301 Dominican Republic mission trip, but one spontaneous decision led to another and here I am today completely overwhelmed with emotions of post Dominican Republic withdrawal only two wee...

April 21, 2016

Take a minute and read through this “Huffington Post” blog explaining just what is so special about Batey 50. 

Batey 50 Thank you Dance

July 17, 2015

We were as diverse as we could be and yet we came together as one. We had Josh Powers as our fearless leader and he made sure that everyone had their individual needs met without making anyone feel like a burden. He was very fun to be around, easy to talk to, and made...

July 16, 2015

Going to the Dominican Republic was a scary choice from the start. I have never left the country, or traveled alone without my family. I heard about this trip through a friend I worked with and was instantly drawn to the idea of serving in a different country. I knew a...

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