Friday, December 27, 2013

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Merry Christmas!! Feliz Navidad!!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from the Walker Family!
We love and miss you all.  Can't believe we have now lived in the Dominican Republic for 4 months.  Some days it seems like we have been here forever and others it seems like just yesterday that we were with you in the States. 
May you realize how much God loves you and that He wants to be a vital part of your lives.  Not just during the Christmas season but all year long.

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AGAPE Flights STI 27519
100 Airport Ave
Venice, FL 34285 

Our First Home
in the DR!

Well, here it is!  This is officially our new home here in Santiago, Republica Domincana! 
El Dorado II, Calle 4, Casa 26 

House update:  We have signed a contract for the house and are just waiting to get the keys from the previous renter.  She is finishing up some repairs, painting, etc... Please be in prayer for her to finish up quickly.  She is to give us the keys as soon as she is done which was supposed to be on Friday.  This is where the language barrier is very frustrating as I can not even call her to ask what the progress is because we don't speak the same language.  The sooner we get the keys the better so that we can be moved out of the Martin's home for their return.  We also have a group coming from YWAM Orlando on Dec 30, so we will get quite busy after their arrival for at least the first few days!

We still need furniture!  We found a refrigerator at the Chinese/Korean store where we buy fancy fingernail polish.  Yep, pretty random! 
Thank you to all who have given towards our furniture.  Please be praying that we find good deals on good items!
You can still give directly for our furniture.  If you would like a list of what we still need or any information, please let us know!

Surprise Visit from Uncle Thom!
A Visit from the Haiti side of the Island!

Christmas Visit from Thom: We had planned to go see Debbie's brother, Thom and his family who live in Port de Paix, Haiti for Christmas, but it was not possible financially.  So Thom took a couple days of his Christmas break from school and came to visit.  We were able to do the tour of the city with Thom that we have our visiting teams do so that they are able to get around town on their own.  We ate some amazing Dominican food and enjoyed each other's company.

The relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic has been a very up and down not so friendly to say the least relationship.  Tensions are quite high right now as the DR and Haiti both try to figure out residency and status of their people.  Please be in prayer for these tensions to come to an agreeable and favorable for both sides end. 

Our family has started to help in a ministry to local shoe shine boys who mainly live in the streets.  We were able to help feed them a nice Christmas meal at a local restaurant and bless them with some candy, fruit and marshmallows as a gift.  Probably the only one many of them will get this Christmas.

Sammi turned 19!

This is one of my favorite pictures of Sammi!  She is sharing the love of Jesus with Antonio.  Everyone is loved by God but not everyone knows it.  Sammi loves sharing the word of God to others.  Praying for people in the streets is definitely one of her favorite things to do here.

Hannah is a blessing!

Hannah is definitely a favorite to many of the Dominican children.  Here she is with a pastor friend's little boy.  Whether it is the SUYO kids that we work with once a month or with little children at church or at meetings.  The kids love Hannah!  She has a calming effect on them and can usually get them to smile, sleep or whatever is needed.  What a blessing this is to so many!

Hardworking Jesse!

Jesse is really getting to learn some practical skills here.  He is quite the hard worker and is quick to learn.  He loves going to Casa Grande which is a local ministry and learning to weld amongst other things.  Here is a great picture of him screwing sheet metal to a chapel roof with Chapel Project.
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Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!