Small world, returning from the DR & see @ColumbusCrew @kickitwithkevan & @TonyTchani23 at the Newark Airport! #crewunion #crew96 http://ift.tt/10bofQF

David runs the coffee farm for Spirit Mountain Coffee Plantation. #polaroid #polaroid420 #FP100c #filmisnotdead #coffee #coffeefarmer @makdr http://ift.tt/1qTTx4y

This was last night! I spent a short time talking to these BEAUTIFUL LADIES! It’s been a great trip BUT I can’t wait to see them! http://ift.tt/1vOCVSx

Saturday - A mountain top experience, a surprise birthday & Roof Time

Saturday A mountain top experience, a surprise birthday & Roof Time @makDR @cedarvilleGO #cedarmak #cvilleGO15 #coffee

Saturday was full of adventure and team bonding.

We started our day early in the morning with a long drive to the middle of no where and ended at Spirt Mountain Organic Coffee Farm. The drive took us to Jarabacoa and then up a mountain to the coffee farm, nearly a four hour drive from Puerto Plata.

We were given a tour of the coffee farm, we learned about the process of growing a coffee plant,…

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Spirit Mountain Coffee Farm. #coffeebeans #coffee #coffeefarm #bagofcoffee http://ift.tt/ZJZieb

We visited & toured Spirit Mountain Coffee Farm in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic #coffee #coffeebeans #coffeefarmer @makdr http://ift.tt/1pp6J0X

Friday, 12 gallons of paint, a basketball & 8 machetes

Friday, 12 gallons of paint, a basketball & 8 machetes @makDR @cedarvilleGO @cedarville #cvilleGO15 #cedarmak #panchomateo

Friday was a great day!

In the morning I went to Makarios and took pictures of all the buildings for the school. While I was there I took a group picture of all the students and staff. It was a fun time.

The Makarios children & staff.

The Makarios children & staff.

Yesterday we took part in a short work project in the village of Pancho Mateo. Today we went back to Pancho Mateo and we spent most of the day painting the walls of…

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Elizabeth @makdr #polaroid #impossiblefilm #analogfilm #vintagecamera #dominicanrepublic http://ift.tt/1plb6dq

Thursday, recess, a village walk & a salon

Thursday, recess, a village walk & a salon @makDR #cedarmak @cedarvilleGO #cvilleGO15

Thursday was a full day. In the morning we spent time with the children at Makarios during all the recess times. We had lunch again at lunch at El Riconsito Anyuli and in the afternoon we went to Pancho Mateo, a village where many of the Makarios children live.

In this blog I asked any of the team members to share a highlight from today …

Team picture with a group of pre-K children after recess.

Team picture with a group of pre-K children after recess.

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Those with hair had their hair braided! I felt left out! Pancho Mateo village #cedarmak @cedarvilleGO @makDR #cvilleGO15 #blessedtobless http://ift.tt/1sNnsQn