9 LOVE IN ACTION
Arguably, other than language barriers, one of the most difficult things to adapt to when suddenly moving to a develop-
ing nation is the fact that many of what is easily accessible in a developed country isn’t as easily accessed in the developing
ones. Basic supplies such as: running, warm water, quick access to clean water to drink and constant running electricity, are
greatly missed when in your new home, it’s not as easy to obtain. We asked the Paradys-Taylor family some questions on
their experience in the Dominican Republic, what they miss about Canada? How they adapted to the new life and living
conditions? And what was the most difficult thing to adapt to for each individual? To find out their answers visit the Love
Movement Facebook page.
Our goals as Christians should include extending the Love of Jesus Christ to all of the nations. As the New Year begins here
for us, the reality is that a new year also begins for the developing countries as well, but there is one main thing that differentiates the two types of experiences; we have easier access to daily necessary products, tools and food that they don’t
have easy access to due to the high poverty rate and lack of employment opportunities. Many of these children and their
families in Barahona don’t have access to a Spanish bible or simple Spanish educational books. In the community of La
Montanita, many also don’t have access to running, clean water or enough money to purchase water from the town’s Water
Truck. What the Paradys-Taylor family has done and is continuing to do is be obedient to God’s calling as they work within
the community to assist in ensuring the children of the school and their families hear and experience God’s love first hand.
Love can move through you as well in the Dominican Republic. There are many ways you can get involved. If you have any
questions, want to keep up with the projects, or want further information on the incredible work this family is doing, you
can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hogarcristiano.net. Let’s keep love moving in all nations.