Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 3 Sunday November 6, 2011

TRAVEL DAY! It really was a big day of rest and travel. We spent almost 5 hours on the bus moving from Santo Domingo to the North Coast. Along the way we went to church, stopped at the Boca Marian restaurant and drove through some the the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic. We pulled into the resort (Barcelo in Puerto Plata) where we will stay until Saturday. It's beautiful here with great food, pools and updated rooms with soft beds.

It was a great day to reflect on our travels and why each of us personally leave family, friends and the comfort of our homes? Do I serve and sacrifice out of duty? Or for the hopes of a reward? There seems to be a greater purpose that one who serves others can hope for, and that is a service performed out of love.

The great author James Allen wrote that "Circumstance does not make a man it reveals him to himself." This trip is constantly teaching and showing each of us what we hold most dear in our hearts. Dr. Roy reminded us today that service inspires love, and the best way to show someone that you love them is through service. Love for a spouse comes as we serve them. Love for brothers and sisters grows as we serve them.

"Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant." Matt 20:26-27

Thank you for all the support, prayers and love you are sending our way.

(at Boca Marian restaurant)

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Santo Domingo Temple)

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