Dominican Republic

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As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from our Microfinance Site in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic....

Dreaming Sports

As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from our Santiago Field Director in the Dominican...

The Face of Long-Term Ministry

When I close my eyes, I can still see his smiling wrinkled face. And it is his face that comes to mind when I envision the meaning of "long-term ministry." God reunites with his children in many different ways; sometimes, it is instant, through a sermon or street evangelism, but a lot of the time it's through long term investment.

New Ways of Serving Others

Who would have thought that the world as we know it would change in such drastic ways this year; that it would force us to learn new ways of living, serving, and relating.... As you guys may already know, I am a missionary doctor, which means that I have different ways of serving in medicine. I have the opportunity to show Jesus to our patients, the doctor of doctors, and the medicine par excellence of our lives.

Hope and Restoration in Jarabacoa

It was a rainy day in February over eight years ago when I made my way back to a dimly lit room in a small house. Dilenia, one of the associates at our Microfinance ministry in the Dominican Republic, had a son whom she wanted me to meet. As my eyes adjusted to the light, I made out her son lying on the bed, and it didn’t take me long to realize that he wasn’t doing well. Frankely was young, only 21 years old, and had been paralyzed in a motorcycle accident six months prior.

Wisdom, Willingness, and Love

Today's story comes from Santiago, Dominican Republic! Our Education Site leader, Sheila, writes about the strides that the site has made during the pandemic. She also shares how they have adjusted their operations to fit the current circumstances best and how God is continuing to change lives and provide.

One Smile Away

Today's story serves as a reminder of how big of an impact our short-term outreaches have. Benjamin Jones, a student at Joshua Wilderness Institute, got to serve with us in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, in January this year. Preparing for a trip to a foreign country is both exciting and mysterious .... And yet even with all of my preparation, no amount of research could’ve prepared me for the powerful love of God in a matter of just two weeks. God introduced me to a fresh brand of community.

God's Love, Gospel, and Peace through Virtual Health Care

Our work as missionaries and ambassadors of Christ is to share His love, His gospel, and peace that transcends all understanding. For some of us, this means visiting a member of the community, installing a water filter, and then sharing a cup of coffee as we talk about Jesus and His overwhelming love. In our case, sharing that love and hope means having our patients' afflictions, whether severe or mild, be both physically and spiritually healed.

A helping hand builds relationships

Today's story comes from our Health Care Site Staff in Santiago, April, Brenda, and Jhanna, who continue building relationships with those in need. "Thank you. It truly was the Lord that brought us together. I needed this." These were the sincere words a woman that lives alone in Quinigua said to us as we handed her a food basket...

Times of Trial and Change

As quarantine was about to start, Noemi, one of the girls in our Women's Sports Site, began opening up her heart and shared some struggles going on at home. Noemi is a bright, 16-year-old, who applies herself both academically and on the volleyball court...