¡Day 2 in la República Domincana fue muy increíble! We started out the morning by attending a church service with our Nazarene host family. We got to meet all of the kids during their class time, and they were all SUPER adorable. Most of the(3 hour long) service was in Spanish; we got to see a baby dedicated to the church, we got to partake in Holy Communion, and our group made our debut with the hit song “Lean On Me”(watch out for our upcoming tour dates). After the service, the people greeted us with such loving arms, offering abrazos y besos.
After leaving the church service, we headed to eat lunch with the people from the church who were around our ages. Notice from the picture above, we ate lunch underground in a CAVE. How cool is that?! The buffet and deserts were quite tasty. After lunch, we all went to the park to learn some Dominican games.
They taught us a game called batilla. It’s basically baseball, but they use a broomstick as a bat and a bottle cap as the ball. It was great fun, and it was amazing to get to know these wonderful people. Some of them even came to our house to eat dinner with us!
At the end of the afternoon, as we were leaving, we had the chance to experience coconuts. We first got to drink the water, and then they cut it open so we could eat the coconut, too!
Next up: searching for the lime…