A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
We are back! The DR God Squad, or your JCPC mission team to the Dominican Republic, is back from our week of hauling and pouring nearly 30 tons of concrete and painting hundreds of square feet of the school in La Lachosa. In the coming weeks, I'll share more about that trip and our experiences, but for now, I want to say thank you.
It's Valentine's Day, and we are reminded that we are called to love one another as Christ loved us. We can do that in so many ways. The life Christ lived of sacrifice, humility, compassion, intentionality, awareness, and generosity can be emulated in so many ways. For ten of us, it was traveling to the DR to work and love and hug and listen and grow. For hundreds more, it was making that trip possible. A dozen JCPC members wrote prayer cards for the team. Dozens more donated school supplies, clothes, medicine, and even laptops. Still others made monetary donations, sponsored or played in the golf tournament, went fishin' for mission, or wrote a check. And dozens of our family members and friends pitched in to take us to and from the airport and care for our families in our absence. I'm grateful to my own family and my mother for supporting our mission team in that way.
If you were a part of the support team by your time or treasures or prayers, our team is humbled and thankful. We hope you'll join a future trip as a commissioned mission team member or part of our amazing support team. Thank you for loving us and sending us to love those in need.