Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Bit of Geography

I recently read an article talking about how geographically naive Americans are. At first, I was a laughing at the embarrassing geographic mistakes people made on a regular basis, but I soon realized I didn't even know where all the New England states where located. As a result, for all of you who are a bit geographically challenged like me, I thought I would try to help you out.

Where is the Dominican Republic located?
The DR is located on the island of Hispaniola located in the Caribbean. The nation shares the western third of the island with Haiti. It is the second largest nation in the region both by size and population.

Where is Jarabacoa located?
Jarabacoa is located in the center of the Dominican Republic in a mountainous region. The nearest major city, Santiago, is located about 45 minutes to the north.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Thanks for checking out my new blog! If anyone would have told me three months ago, that I would be sitting here writing my first blog to update family and friends on my future endeavor to become a missionary, I probably would have coughed up a mushroom. It's not that I never thought I would go into missions or that the Dominican Republic is even that far away but "Becoming a Missionary" was definitely not on my list of things to do in the next year. Nevertheless, here I sit both anxiously and eagerly anticipating the new challenges that God has for me. (blogging being one of them)
On this blog, I will have information about who I am, how I will be serving the people of the Dominican Republic, and different ways that all of you can get involved. I am so thrilled to be a small part of what God is doing and I hope you will partner with me on this journey. If you have any questions for me, please let me know.
-Eric Miller-