We made it to Santiago!

Hey everyone! We made it to Santiago! This is Brooklyn and Joe and we will take you through day 2 of our DR trip. We arrived and were settled at the GO Ministries Medical Center, bright and early, at 4am. Our team had breakfast and met Brett, who is our GO Ministries sports leader. For breakfast we had eggs, cereal, and fresh fruit. The pineapple here is amazing!

Afterwards, we rode a bus that navigated the busy streets of the DR. Along the way, we picked up several athletes. We arrived at the GO Leadership Development Center in Tamboril. Fun fact: Tamboril supplies 70% of the world’s cigars. There, we played basketball games with high school and middle school boys and it was extremely competitive. It was exciting to see how faith and God was integrated into their daily activities. A great example is we prayed before and after each game as an organization.

Upon arrival back to the Med Center, we had free time to rest. This was used by taking naps, learning and playing new card games, reading, journaling, and sight seeing on the roof of our building. Our roof overlooks the city and mountain ranges and it’s breathtaking!

Next, Brett’s wife, Kelsey, introduced us to two GO Sport athletes, Caroline and Raymundo. Both athletes shared their inspirational testimonies with how God has worked in their lives.

Then, Brett exchanged our money currency and showed our team around the city. We learned about the founding of GO Ministries. We came back and had nachos for dinner.

At night, our team played cards and went out for ice cream. Fun fact: we all ordered in Spanish (with the help of our translator). That’s all for day 2 of our trip, thank you for following along!

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