|This is a link to a short video about our work.|
We are excited to return once again to the Dominican Republic. We are believing the Lord to help us to accomplish more for His Kingdom. After traveling around the U.S. (50,000 miles plus) for the last 12 months, we have returned to La Vega to serve another four year term as missionaries. It has taken us a while to settle down as we've had a busy schedule the past month and a half. We are happy to be with our many friends here in La Vega. It is especially nice to be with our son Joshua and his wife Karina and also with our two grandsons, Ken and Ethan, who live here in town.
|In Santiago to visit Mickey D|
We appreciate so much Doug and Chris Wilson who shouldered the load during our year of departure to raise support in the states. They helped us in soooo....many ways to keep this ministry afloat while we were gone. Doug took charge of the International Fellowship at the Bridge Church/Coffeehouse. He made sure designated gifts were properly dispensed. Chris was "volunteered" to become the head of the English department with the departure of Jerry Durr. He needed to return to the states to be close to his parents who were struggling with health issues. We are missing him. She and Doug both took oversight of the finances that support the different Haitian education centers. There are 10 of these centers now. I don't have the space to tell you more, needless to say, Thank You, Doug and Chris.
This summer we have also been blessed to receive on the field the Palmer family. They have worked many years in inner-city ministry in the U.S., and have also worked with numerous missions teams overseas. Now their heart is set on helping the Haitian immigrants in this country.
We were able to host this summer the South Carolina Youth AIM Team.
|Jimmy Sellers w/youth and local workers pouring the foundation in Barrancas for the church's new education wing.|
|GT Church Youth working with children in Summer VBS Programs at Rose of Sharon|
The Lighthouse on the Rock team from Key Largo, FL.
|The Key largo team with Debbie ministering to children in El Limoncito Haitian church.|
And we also were blessed by the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship team from Brunswick, NJ.
|LCF Worked hard doing a Kid's Camp and painting the Children's Clinic in Santiago|
5 Construction Projects have already been launched!
1. At La Vega Christian School we tore down the old cafeteria eating area. The termites were having a heyday there. We replaced all the wood trusses and wood columns with metal and raised the roof some. We also finally put a drop ceiling in the third floor hallway, and sealed off all the eaves from the pigeons. We had the buildings and the b-court (cont.)