Jarabacoa

Another Path

God has designed your life with purpose. If you are a follower of Jesus and don’t think you have anything valuable to give, think again. God has equipped you with unique gifts and experiences that nobody else has. When you use those talents and gifts for the purpose...

Proximity

Proximity. It is not a word I have pondered upon. It also doesn’t typically make its way into my everyday vocabulary. If you look up this word in the Oxford dictionary, the definition is somewhat short. It simply says nearness in time, space, or relationships. Recently, I read...

An Opportunity in Disguise

The beginning of 2021 looks much different than in previous years. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today we are hearing from Hector Rosario, our Education Site leader in the community of Los Higos in Jarabacoa,...

Never Alone

The beginning of 2021 looks much different than in previous years. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today we are hearing from Maribel Mondragon, Special Education site leader in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. More than 70%...

A Batting Cage and an All-Powerful God

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 Dave Adams, one of our Sports Site leaders in...

Other Plans

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....

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.

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.

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.

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...