The 8th grade class trip to the Dominican Republic was an absolutely amazing experience. The entire trip was an example of God’s grace and how it transcends cultures, languages and life’s circumstances. Our students, parents and teachers worked with Mission Emanuel to help provide a solid floor and refurbished walls to Andrea, a member of the Cielo community. They also spent a significant amount of time building relationships with the children in the community-showing God’s love through play and laughter. At the end of the week, we got a chance to visit a Leprosarium where our hearts were touched so deeply by the residents of that community. Our students were able to stretch out of a comfort zone and truly show the love of Christ to these people. It truly was a blessed week.