We are freshly back from our trip to the DR with 40 people.  Things went so smoothly, that I’m thinking we could easily break that record in 2014 without trying! Here are some more details about our 2014 trip:

• We will be leaving Winnipeg en route to Puerto Plata on January 23rd and returning on January 30th.
• We will not require overnighting in Toronto either way
• We will be flying WestJet Vacations
• Second bags are NO CHARGE!

We already have 21 people confirmed to join us in January. (Brent, Wendy, Jonah, Isaiah, Les, Kathy, Brian H, Melodie, Jill, Gladys, Val, Robert, Stuart, Sarah, Kendall, Jeremy S, Conrad, Emily, Jackie, Glenn, Jeremy E)
And we have 12 people who have expressed interest in coming. (Steve, Andrea, Jeremy S, Becky, Maria, Carly, Carly’s Mom, 2 of Carly’s friends, Bill, Josée, Lana)

Because we are flying WJV, we are required to secure our spots with a downpayment as of TOMORROW!  However, we are not required to submit a list of names until the 24th of November.  So, as a leap of faith, I’m going to secure 32 spots for this next trip with WJV and see what happens.This also means that the 33rd person, 34th person, 35th person etc, to join our trip may have to pay more to join our trip if a re-quote of the group travel rates prove to be higher than our original 32 people.

We will be having an information meeting on Tuesday, November 12th for those that would like some more information on this upcoming trip.It will be held at the St. Boniface Library at the corner of Taché and Provencher Blvd @ 6:30PM.Hope to see you there!

Back From Another Amazing Trip!

Just back from a wonderful trip to Nuevo Renacer! These trips just keep on getting better and better. We were able to complete 2 houses in our favourite barrio and the medical and dental teams saw over 600 people, while still helping out, half-time, on the construction projects. I’ll never forget the day that we were dedicating one of the houses, which turned out to be a side-by-side, for a brother and sister who inherited the land from their late mother. With the speaking of the first word of the dedication by, Frantzo, it began to rain. And then it RAINED!

And by the time we were finished, the rain was too. I’ve been contemplating the significance of such a unique event, because by the time we started dedicating the second house, it was literally not-a-cloud-in-the-sky-blu-skies! It was almost like the rain was signifying a washing of the old and the cleansing for the new. It was like the house was being anointed or sanctified for the new home owners. And on the way home, back to our hotel, we were all bone dry – none, worse for wear.

Our next trip will be October 24th to November 3rd, where we will be able to enjoy an extra day and a half in the DR. And we will be joined by a most wonderful midwife, bringing her knowledge and expertise to a land that can definitely use some guidance!