Monday, March 9, 2020

Packing for the DR

Our mission team is busy with last minute details for the trip to the Dominican Republic. They've had their shots, found work clothes and shoes that they can leave behind and loaded their suitcases with supplies for themselves and gifts from our community. 

Among the items going from SPPC are over twenty knitted teddy bears -- Hazel has been busy,

44 packages of pencils, along with pens, crayons, notebooks and as many school supplies as can be packed into extra suitcases. 

Clothing and hats of all sizes will be welcome. 

Medicines not easily available in Pedrigal have been purchased and will be used to fill the shelves at the medical clinic there.

Of course, the most precious gift we send is our people. On Sunday morning Benjamin, Darlene, Diane and Joan were commissioned by the minister and congregation to carry not only supplies, but the love of God and the love of this congregation to the people of the Dominican Republic, particularly those associated with the House Upon the Rock Ministry. 

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35 KJV

We hold these members of our church family in prayer, and commit them to God, praying for their well-being and the success of their work.  We wish them God speed and many wonderful moments on their trip. 
We also pray for their safe return to the embrace of their families and Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church.

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