The Unbelievable Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 3!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve updated you on the Unbelievable Transportation adventures.  I’m sure you are DYING to find out the rest of them.  So here is the final Unbelievable Transportation Adventures of Osi & Dam.  Enjoy! The OMSA Bus The OMSA bus is a BIG GREEN bus that is quite organized.  It…

The UNBELIEVABLE Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 2

Hello, Friends! I hope you enjoyed learning about our crazy transportation adventures in my previous post!  Today, I will share about three more methods of transportation in the Dominican.  I hope you enjoy! Pirate Cars  (25 pesos… sometimes) Pirate cars are like copycat Public Cars.  They are NOT a part of a public car association…

The UNBELIEVABLE Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 1

PARENTAL DISCLAIMER:  For my mom, other people who see themselves as my mom, my mentioned friends’ mothers- I apologize for any fear or worry the following stories bring to your wonderful hearts.  Please know that we are all safe and everything is okay… except for the motorcycle guy that our bus hit.  But everyone else is…

Cuture & Adapting: WATER

Water This is the story about water. We love water.  In America, it came to me in two forms:  hot and/or cold.  I could choose one or the other.  Or blend them and enjoy both forms at once. In the Dominican, however, it comes in one form:  cold.  Some of you might gasp and think…

Imaginary Music

“Living in Honduras for the first [several] years was the best decision we could have made for our marriage,” one wonderful lady said to me a few weeks before leaving my life behind to live with my future husband in the Dominican Republic. Today as we were walking into the grocery store, I noticed the…

Sovereignty

I like new days, new weeks, and most definitely new months! August was hard and I’m glad we made it out alive. September, on the other hand, is full of newness and hope! Already 5 days in, and a lot of wonderful things have happened. Praise God for September. God provides. Always. Sometimes, when you’re…

Prayers Answered.

Yesterday, we concluded another week with our 2nd team this month.  This was, once again, a very eventful week that flew by faster than I could count to 3. Monday– Osiris & I began translating for the team in a very poor neighborhood called Santa Rosa.  The team prayer-walked and got to know the barrio,…

Culture & Our Adapting Adventure: Introduction

Culture.  What is it?  I’ve been trying to understand:  what is culture and what makes things “okay” in one place and “not okay” in another?  In searching for a definition, I uncovered a thorough description of what culture consists of. According to English Anthropologist Edward B. Tyler, author of Primitive Culture (1871), it is the…

Adventures in August-ie. (Mace, Mash… get it??)

Dear Readers / Queridos Lectores: It’s been an absolutely crazy last couple of months.  After Amy went back to Texas, we served with another amazing team from Alabama for a week.  We were both working AND translating for groups when we weren’t working.  /  Estos dos meses han sido absolutamente locos.  Despues de que Amy…

Adventure with Amy & No Habla Español, too bad.

Where do I begin?  This month isn’t even over, and we’ve already done everything possible that could be done in just a few short weeks. Okay – During the last day with the group, Osiris was called for an interview with an organization here in the DR that works with at-risk children.  The following Tuesday, Osiris…

July Fun

Well, it has been a busy and fun July!  Due to the lack of time, I will only be sharing a few pictures with captions. // Que mes tan ocupado y divertido!  Debido al poco tiempo, solo voy a compartir unas cuantas fotos.     Thanks for stopping by! -Osiris & Damaris  

Water & Covenant

A few weeks ago, we experienced something that is apparently common in apartment buildings.  If we speak to you often, you’ll know what I’m talking about.  It’s a matter of water.  Osiris and I live on the 4th floor of a big pink apartment building with about 4 apartments on each floor.  Each tenant has…