Alternative Service Break :: North Carolina State University


ASB-Dominican Republic Winter: “Are you living, or just existing?”

12.31.2011

Thursday, December 29 We finally arrived at the Outreach360 Community Center in Monte Cristi around 12:30 am Friday. The drive from the airport in Santiago to Monte Cristi on the Dominican’s central north coast gave our team their first glimpse of what it meant to be in the Dominican: smiling people, loud music, and long



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The team in front of Solid Rock Missions with the 2 doctors we worked with during clinics.

Wolfpack coming home..

03.16.2011

Overall, this trip has been a life changing experience.  The people of the Dominican Republic have touched my heart and changed my outlook on life.  Despite living in poverty, everyday in clinic adults and children came in with bright smiles lighting up their faces.  They were thankful for everything they were given; some came in with



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To RDU…

03.14.2011

March 12, 2011 This is it!  We are on our last leg of our trip – heading back to Raleigh.  In this short week we have all experienced and learned so much from the children we served and from each other.  I don’t think anybody has enough words to describe with justice what we have



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… From Santiago

03.14.2011

March 12, 2011 As I sit in this plane that’s on its way back home, I am reflecting on the great things our team has accomplished.  I also am reminded of the difference between serving and helping.  Helping implies that those I am serving are broken or weak.  Serving operates on the basis of equality-



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The End…

03.14.2011

March 12, 2011 6:00 am came way too fast this morning.  It didn’t hit me until about 30 minutes into the bus ride to the airport that it was all coming to an end.  After seeing the Dominican culture, I have grown to admire how they live.  Their happiness doesn’t come from materialistic possessions but



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