Hola de la Republica Dominican!

This past week we have had the privilege to work alongside an organization called NPH, Nuestro Pequenos Hermanos, with a group of college students from the University of Arkansas.

NPH is an organization that strives to create a family environment for “vulnerable children living in extreme conditions.” We have had the opportunity to begin building an extension to one of the caregiver’s, also known as a Tia house so that she and her family can have a kitchen and bathroom. Along with building at the worksite, we have been able to help here at NPH with cooking lunches in the kitchen, playing with the special needs children, and helping out in a few of the gardens onsite. Throughout the days, we have also been given an incredible opportunity to simply get to know the children who live here.


In this past week alone, I have seen the Lord’s hand in ways I have never before. To begin with, the college students who came to work became the literal hands and feet of Christ. Each one worked in a different way to truly leave an impact here. They allowed God to work and speak through them in order to reach whoever the Lord wanted.

I like to think about each of our lives (somewhat) as a deck of cards. We each are dealt a different hand, right? We do not get to choose what we are born into, but we do get to choose how we play our cards. The situation may seem hopeless, yet we serve a Father who breathes hope into our hopeless situations. The situation may seem painful, yet we worship a Father who gives us strength to see ourselves out.

Throughout this past week, I have seen that idea to be so true. We cannot help the situation we are born into, but allowing God to move through any situation is what changes everything.

Mark 16:15// “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”


In Him,

Grace Albizzatti