Blue Team Ministry Day 3 by Nick Duchene
On our third and final Ministry Day, Blue Team was assigned to head to Emmanuel House in the village of Quisqueya, but after arriving we learned that the students were not at school due to a teacher workday. With our team motto being “We Love It,” we rolled with it and headed to a preschool just around the corner to start our day. Half of Blue Team went into a room with kids ages 3-6 to color, while the other half went into the other room just across the hall to hold and play with babies. After the preschool, we loaded onto the bus and drove about 20 minutes to a small village down the road. We watched some of their baseball players practicing and headed to their village school to perform our program for all of the students. The students loved our skits about Noah’s Ark and Jonah and the Whale, and especially loved dancing, playing games, and having fun with all of Blue Team for about an hour. After a quick lunch back at Emmanuel House, we walked into the town of Quisqueya and visited two houses to pray for and worship with families. At the first house we visited, we met a young man who had some serious liver problems and had one of the first liver transplants in the country. Phoebe, Nick, and Jordan shared their testimonies, and Will, Jordan, and David prayed with the young man and his future. At the second house we visited, a young woman had recently accepted Christ into her life and was asking for prayers that her brother and father would do the same. Aiden shared his testimony, and Mai Joy and Correll prayed for the family before we worshipped with them. We headed back to SCORE (where we are staying) for some free time at the beach and pool. To conclude the evening, we all worshipped as a large group and shared our experiences we’ve had at each of our ministry days with everyone. This day was probably my favorite ministry day, and I saw the Lord work in so many different places because we did so many various things. It was great seeing my team roll with wherever our bus took us and I’m so proud of how all of us have grown throughout this trip. During our visit at the village, a young kid named Francis hopped on my back for a piggyback ride and just did not want to get down, and it made me realize the impact that we can have on the kids we reach. I hope a seed was planted in many people we met today and I’m sure the Holy Spirit will grow those seeds into great Christian one day.