Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dominican Republic Mission Trip [SK]

I returned Friday night from leading a two-week mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Five young men, all high school youth, joined me on this exhausting, but unbelievably profitable adventure. While in the DR, we visited a leper colony, helped a widow rebuild her home, conducted church service for poor kids in a village just shy of the Haitian border, and gave pro-life presentations at a local university and a local church. Our host was Kent Norell, Director of YWAM for the Dominican Republic. (Kent and I are long time friends dating back to our college years!)

The young men joining me on this trip were Tyler Klusendorf, Jeff Klusendorf (both are my sons), Justin Jarrell, Nathan Freeze, and Jordan Freeze. Jordan broke two of his toes (when he fell out of a tree) a week into the trip, but still finished strong, continuing to minister to kids for God's glory up until the very end! All of these young men worked very hard and I'm proud of all of them!

Right now, I'm at Cedarville University preparing to speak to students at Summit Ministries, so I'll let the video clip below give you more insights into our trip. Enjoy!

(Song used with permission of the artist.)


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