More photos and an eventful weekend!

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So we finished up the week with files in Don Bosco, one of the batey communities. We were able to get quite a few done and felt like our Spanish has improved over time and working with people.

There are lots of animals present in the bateys, these ones were especially cute.

There are lots of animals present in the bateys, these ones were especially cute.

We had a trip northwest on Saturday to Enriquillo Lake and the Haitian border that took all day. We stoped at three different rivers and saw a lot of birds and iguanas around the lake. The dominicans we’ve been spending time with have told us a lot of the history between the two countries in addition to what we read in preparation for our trip.

At the Haitian border with some friends from COTN. There was a market in between the borders that had many goods for discounted prices not regulated by either government.

At the Haitian border with some friends from COTN. There was a market in between the borders that had many goods for discounted prices not regulated by either government.

While touring the lake we witnessed some old cave drawings on what used to be a coral reef. This coral shows how high the water of the lake was at one time.

While touring the lake we witnessed some old cave drawings on what used to be a coral reef. This coral shows how high the water of the lake was at one time.

This is a shot of Enriquillo Lake. Since the earthquake in 2011, the lake has started rising at an alarming rate.  This has displaced many people and disrupted agricultural sources of income, forcing people to relocate.

This is a shot of Enriquillo Lake. Since the earthquake in 2011, the lake has started rising at an alarming rate. This has displaced many people and disrupted agricultural sources of income, forcing people to relocate.

 

The Haitian flag and gate marking the border. There were Haitian trucks painted brightly that the Dominicans said you won't see anywhere in the DR.

The Haitian flag and gate marking the border. There were Haitian trucks painted brightly that the Dominicans said you won’t see anywhere in the DR.

Thanks for tracking our trip and for your continued prayer for our work this week! Tonight we are going to church in one of the bateys, Los Robles (which means the oaks), and then we’ll continue our work on health histories and teaching lessons. Look for more updates later this week! -Team DR

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