Summer is always an intense time for me.  The heat is tremendous and with air conditioning, a very limited commodity, it takes its toll.  I remember flexibility being one of the characteristics that Peace Corps was interested in for potential volunteers.  It seems to be the same for missionaries.  This summer term I started with 2 classes and ended with 4.  While I enjoyed the students and the classes, both additions were new to me so required more preparation and an extra day and a half in the capital every week.  The pictures are students learning about plyometrics and my group in the clinical rotation on our last day as a group.  The director of the program recently left on maternity leave, though she will be checking in here and there.  Please pray for her and her first child, as well as all the professors as we head into a new term the beginning of September without our director helping to put out fires that inevitably crop up.

A few years ago, God granted me the opportunity to stay in housing at the seminary during my nights in the capital, and I therefore had the pleasure of sharing a bit in the community life with the seminarians.  They were in their first year of studies then and we shared dinner and Morning Prayer regularly that year.  Recently I had the distinct pleasure of joining them at their graduation.  Their ordination will take place soon.  Please join me in giving thanks to God for these hard-working servants who are heading into the world to spread God’s word and love to God’s people!  May God bless, guide and strengthen their ministries and their lives!

Thank you for your support for this ministry!  May you see God at work in your daily life!

In Christ


Cathy Donahoe is a SAMS Missionary and Physical Therapist serving in the Dominican Republic.

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