Off to Dominican Republic with Compassion Canada Tomorrow

My violins and bags are packed … I am off to the Dominican Republic with Compassion Canada tomorrow in partnership with Flyingbow – Jan. 31 to Feb. 7/14. This year marks my 9th Anniversary with Compassion as an artist.  I am looking forward to this Mission/Exposure Trip with real anticipation. My last trip to see the work of Compassion up close was in 2008 when I visited Quito, Ecuador.  You can read about that incredible trip here. I am sure this trip will be just as life-altering!

The Dominican Republic boarders Haiti and is known as one of the most popular tourist destinations

Compassion’s work in Dominican Republic began in 1970. Currently, more than 48,500 children participate in 167 child development centers. Compassion partners with local churches, helping them provide Dominican children with a long-term program of physical, educational, social and spiritual development. Through this partnership between Compassion and local churches, children in need (from birth to young adult) have the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and be all God created them to be. Although the DR is known as one of the most popular tourist destinations, poverty is still a stark (hidden) reality.  I along with a group of fellow artist “ambassadors” will spend most of our time in the poorest regions of the county, meeting the people and getting a first hand look at all the great work these churches are doing in partnership with Compassion.  I’ll be blogging more updates over the next week, but in the mean time, here are a few pictures of the people and places we will visit.

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  1. […] the week I spent in the DR with Compassion Canada. You can read more of this visit in a blog post here.  Compassion Canada captured a video (and three stories) of my visit to this beautiful country. […]

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