As the pandemic continues, stay-at-home orders for several countries remain, and others 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 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:

This pandemic has affected our daily routine as a ministry. We’ve had to come up with new ideas and ways of ministering to the community and the kids that we work with. Although it can be difficult at times, we’ve seen God work, provide for, and support us. Since day one, He has been moving in each kid and their families in so many ways. To mention a few things that we experienced before the quarantine:

As an Early Childhood Development Center, we focus on working with the kids in four areas: spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational. With the coronavirus crisis and the uncertainty that we are facing, we’ve been praying to God to show us the next step and to give us the wisdom to keep preaching, educating, and guiding our beautiful kids even from a  distance.

Some of the things that we are doing now are:

There is a lot of work to be done, and we are praying God to give us wisdom, willingness, and love to keep doing the work that is ahead of us.

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”.

– Philippians 3:13-14