Day 2: Church and Fireside

Nov 20, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell on November 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Updated: November 20, 2011 7:54 pm

We got on the bus at 7:30 this morning and headed to Santo Domingo to attend church. It was great to meet more locals and mingle with them at church.

After a relaxing afternoon, we returned back to Santo Domingo for the unique experience of hosting a fireside with the local LDS institute. The room was filled with over 400 people eager to hear from the team. Speakers included Coach Vance Law, Wes Guenther, Bret Lopez, Stephen Wells, Brock Whitney, Marc Oslund, Adam Law, Adam Miller and David Parry. Each was able to share his thoughts and testimony in Spanish (with the exception of Adam Law, who impressed the congregation by speaking in Ndebele, a language spoken from his mission in Zimbabwe.)

In addition, a musical number, "A Child's Prayer", was given by the following players: Chris Capper, Chris Howard, Marc Oslund, Alex Wolfe, Adam Law, Brock Whitney, Adam Miller, Bret Lopez, Stephen Wells, Austin Hall, Jaycob Brugman, Wes Guenther, Tanner Chauncey, Dillon Robinson, Travis Stacey, Jarrett Jarvis and Chase Frampton.

After the fireside, we made a quick stop  at the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic LDS Temple to take a few pictures. The team is currently busy assembling bags of gear for the service activities occurring this week and then it's off to bed to get rest before tomorrow's game against the Yankee's Developmental Dominican Republic team.

Great day!  --Jen