Sports

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...

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.

Virtual Connections in Costa Rica

This combo of sites (Boys and Girls Club, Women’s Health & Fitness, and Community and Environmental Health) has been so fun! Via Facebook Live, after sharing bible verses every Wednesday and Friday, we do a warmup, a full-body exercise routine, and then a cool down....

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...

A Birthday Celebration in Costa Rica

This week we’re sharing a story out of one of our ministry sites in Costa Rica. Jessie Rybaczyk leads our women’s health and fitness site in the community of Los Guidos. She hosts boot-camp style workouts, teaches on nutrition, and leads weekly Bible studies.  Since starting the women’s health and...

Ministering to DR youth through gloves, bats, and baseballs

Do you love baseball? How about as much as the young boys live, eat, and breathe baseball in Dominican Republic? It is #ministrysitemonday, and we are highlighting the Boys Sports site in Jarabacoa, which in the DR is 90% baseball! The purpose of this site is to use...

Getting Things Rolling in Santiago, DR

For a little over two years we have been building relationships, ministries, and strategic community growth in the poor urban area of Santiago called “Cien Fuegos.” There are ministry sites in Cien Fuegos operating year-round: Appropriate Technology, Social Work, Sports, and Health Care. We also have a ministry base...

It is a Revolution! A Volleyball Revolution

Something more than volleyball Here in the Dominican Republic we have a VC Revolution – Volleyball Club Revolution. The idea is to “revolutionize” the way volleyball is coached. We want to not only be a great volleyball club, but we want to teach girls something that will last...