Our Visit to See Francisco and Pillar

For those of you who do not know Francisco and Pillar, they are an older couple that lived by themselves in a Batey that the Powers family comes to visit every time they come to the Dominican Republic. This has become a tradition that Francisco and Pillar cherish and enjoy very much but unfortunately Francisco…

Day 3

This morning we packed up the food we will be handing out to the people of Batey 50 in a few days and we still have even more food coming to pack up. Afterwards we went to Jumbo to buy toys for the children of Batey 80. We bought things like soccer balls, badminton sets,…

Day 3

Tonight we went to a Haitian church. As we sat down younger children began to flock towards our group. They were mostly interested in taking pictures with our iphones! The mass was filled with passionate singers, and people shouting creole. Overall the feeling in the church was happy, and all about the blessing of life.…

Day 3

Tonight we went to a Haitian church. As we sat down younger children began to flock towards our group. They were mostly interested in taking pictures with our iphones! The mass was filled with passionate singers, and people shouting creole. Overall the feeling in the church was happy, and all about the blessing of life.…

Manuel from Batey 80

Today, we went to Batey 80 to play with the children. We went to the local department store, Jumbo, which is very similar to Walmart back in the states, and we bought toys such as soccer balls, baseball bats, tennis rackets and bubbles. While we were in Batey 80 some of us went to visit…

Day 1- Bateye 50: Frankie

This young 4 foot tall ball of energy was one of the highlights of my day and possibly my whole trip. As we filed out of the bus, we were quickly met by the youngest citizens of the Bateye 50, a small village in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The wall of 20 or so kids…