Dominican Republic: Under Attack

Early this morning, a stomach bug started making its way through camp.  We gathered everyone together to take inventory of who was still healthy.  Brad did a great job addressing the kids about the spiritual warfare we are facing. About half the players and adults had been effected so we decided to cancel our morning ministry project.  We let everyone rest/sleep/recover for the morning. 

The healthy kids attempted to create a quarantine room

The healthy kids attempted to create a quarantine room

Before lunch, we took inventory again and determined we had enough healthy kids to attempt to play our doubleheader.  6 kids and 2 dads stayed behind while the rest of the team headed to the San Francisco Giants complex.

The field was the best field most of the kids had ever played on and there was a constant, cool breeze blowing all afternoon so it was a beautiful day for baseball.  I wish all the boys and parents could have experienced it.

Blue skies, green grass, palm trees, cool breezes.

Blue skies, green grass, palm trees, cool breezes.

We won our first game 16-2 against a team with a variety of ages and sizes.
Our second games was our most competitive game of the trip. We scored in the bottom of the final inning to win 3-2.

Between games, we gathered both teams.  Luke B. and Ian shared their testimonies and Shane shared the gospel in a unique way that got the attention of the kids.

When we returned to the complex, we decided to cancel our evening devotional so that everyone could get some extra rest.

We tried to reschedule our canceled ministry project but were unable to.  Tomorrow, instead of going to Catalina Island, we will sleep late and go to a local resort.

Please pray for the health of the team these last few days.