Nov 16, 2010

Dominican Republic Mission Trip - Day 3

Greetings (or Hola!) from the DR.  We are wrapping up an extremely busy day three here.  It's been jam-packed today.  Our morning devotional consisted of a very touching testimony by Sam Marcinick.  He played several years in the Rangers and Yankees organizations.  He shared how five years ago he came on this trip to teach baseball and found Christ.  We also had a devotional by Ron Bishop.

Our group headed out for our first clinic of the day.  We were greeted in a village by about 250 kids.  We shared clinics on hitting, outfield, infield, and pitching.  We wrapped the clinic up with a couple of testimonies and a gospel presentation.  Hundreds responded to the gospel invitation and filled out response cards.  After lunch, we headed out to the city of Boca Chica for another clinic.  The locals had heard that Andy Pettite was coming so a large crowd from the city gathered.  We had over 300 kids for the clinics.  After the clinic, Andy Pettite came onto the field and shared his testimony.  Sam Marcinick shared the gospel and another large crowd responded.  After the clinic, we were swarmed by Dominican kids who were trying to get gloves, bats, balls, or anything else they could from us.  We had a hard time getting off the field and onto the bus.  Now, we just got cleaned up and are eating dinner.  We have a long worship session tonight and autograph session with Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera.  Although I am a Red Sox fan, I am looking forward to meeting these two baseball greats.

More to come tomorrow...