310 Getting to Know... Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez

Where are you from?
I’m from Jarabacoa (DR).

Where do you work/Describe your ministry site:
I work in Los Higos, an education site. The name of the preschool is “Mis Primeros Pasos” (My First Steps). We have around 17 kids from ages three to nine years old. They come and learn about school but also about Jesus and his love. They come at 9 in the morning and they go home at 12 in the afternoon. In this preschool building we have some English classes in the afternoon. The English classes are divided in two groups and they receive classes twice a week.

How long have you been working with SI?
I have been working at the preschool in Los Higos with SI Dominican Republic for almost 3 months. I think it’s a cool place to work. I enjoy this job in Los Higos and I like to do God’s will.

What is your favorite part of your work? What goals do you have?
My favorite part is to be with the kids and teach them about all the good things I know, especially Jesus. A cool fact that I want to share is that there is a little girl of my students, at the preschool that makes me feel like a father. I love that feeling. Her name is Jimena, and she is three years old. I want to get to know Jesus more through this and do his will in this ministry, I just want to please the lord.

Do you have a favorite verse?
Yes, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18:
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

It’s my favorite because I really want to see that day, I want to see Jesus coming and taking me with him.