Thank You from the Dominican Republic!

01/06/14

Christmas in the Dominican culture is very special and important. This Christmas, thanks to you and other sponsors, children in COTN’s Village Partnership Programs were able to enjoy games and songs, and eat a special meal, which they don’t usually have in their homes because of the poverty in which they live.

 
It is a Dominican tradition at Christmastime to enjoy a special dinner consisting of Christmas candies and fruits, nuts, baked chicken or pork, and other foods characteristic of the season. The children in our communities had this meal thanks to the support of their sponsors.
 
Thank you for giving joy this Christmas season! 
 
The children enjoyed a tasty Christmas meal ...
                      The children enjoyed a tasty Christmas meal with some traditional foods, thanks to you!
 
Enjoying a Christmas meal in Altagracia
 
Enjoying a Christmas meal in Don Bosco
 
Enjoying a Christmas meal in Algodon
 
Enjoying a Christmas meal at I Love Baseball
                                                            It was a time to fellowship with friends.
 
Enjoying a Christmas meal in Los Robles
 
Serving some refreshing drinks under the warm Dominican sun
                                                     And to enjoy some refreshing Christmas drinks.
 
Christmas drinks in Los Robles
                                                                       It's not eggnog, but it'll do!
 
Enjoying the Christmas feast at I Love Baseball
                                                       Enjoying the Christmas feast at I Love Baseball.
 
ILB Christmas feast
 
Sharing a song in Pueblo Nuevo
                                                    And finally, it was a time to share songs and games.
 
Enjoying the Christmas party in Pueblo Nuevo
 
Sharing a song in Algodon
                                              Thank you so much for the Christmas celebrations!