Day 9 – Last day in Puerto Plata

We spent our last day in Puerto Plata with our campers at the beach. It was a bit chaotic because each of us were responsible for the safety of four campers, but it was such a fun morning and everyone was safe! We swam, ate, took pictures, hugged, and said our goodbyes. It was both happy and sad. We have already had discussions on which kids we want to sponsor in the upcoming year. It is only $100 a year to sponsor a kid in Project Esperanza, and we all have names in mind. The idea of helping these kids that we have gotten to know this week is something that is close to all of our hearts. We can’t wait to continue the relationships we have already built! We love Project Esperanza!

Some of the pictures below are a part of a modeling campaign for Project Esperanza that Pace kids were a part of. Project Esperanza sells locally made jewelry as a means of fundraising, and some of the pictures below will go on the Project Esperanza website in order to help sell the jewelry. Check it out! www.esperanzameanshope.org






After our beach day, we got ice cream and then headed to Punta Rusia. We are staying at hotels steps away from the beach, and will be snorkeling first thing in the morning. We can’t wait! After snorkeling, we will be driving to the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. We are cherishing these last few days of the trip!

We are currently enjoyed a delicious spaghetti meal made by our German host, Rene. 🙂 Sending love to America from Punta Rusia!


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