A common phrase around these parts is "Preach and Beach". In a nutshell, that's the life for many of the brothers that are here. Preaching the good news is first and foremost, but of course, they have to take time for rest, relaxation and recreation. The many gorgeous beaches here in Samana take up a lot of that time. The farthest one is probably about a 45 minute ride and they are all public beaches. (Yes, there are no private beaches in the DR) You can go to whichever one you want without worrying about paying or trespassing. Everyone has their favorite(s) and for different reasons. We've been to Playa Rincon, Las Terrenas, El Morron, Cayo Levantado, and the local beach, Playa Cayacoa. These aren't all of the beaches in Samana but they're some of the most popular and beautiful in the Caribbean.
After a good morning of preaching in town or in the campo until about 11:30am or so, (it gets too hot after that), a lot of times, we'll just go home, eat some lunch, change, and go to the local beach for a couple hours to cool off and relax. After feeling refreshed and revived, some brothers will go back out for another hour or so when its a little cooler to do some studies or return visits.
You see now how the term 'preach and beach' is so true here in Samana.
We're the Mazarelli Family
Just a family of four trying to do our best. Our adventure to become Need-Greaters in the Dominican Republic is starting... and we want to share it with you.