Thank you to everyone who supported me in prayer and with finances on my trip to the Dominican Republic last year. Last year was a phenomenal experience which is why I am doing it again. I met many people both workers of VisionTrust and the locals. And I am very, very thankful to my church, Vineyard Columbus, and VisionTrust for allowing me to have a wonderful first-hand experience.
During this year's trip, we will be working in Ensanche Altagracia, a very poor suburb approximately 1 1/2 hrs. west of the capital, Santo Domingo. This is the same location I worked in last year. However, we will be going out into the community more than last year.
VisionTrust has partnered with Maria Antionete, who started a school for the children in Ensanche. She started it with her own money and with a big love for children. She hated seeing the children and teens swept up into gangs. She decided to do something. She started a school. A place where the young kids can learn to read, write, study math, science, and even learn English!
The day Maria ran out of money to support her school was the day VisionTrust called her and asked to partner with her. Maria would get to keep her school. Now, every summer VisionTrust sends short-term mission trips to the area.
Our team will be staying at the VisionTrust compound. In the morning, we will be doing a student lead VBS for the school kids. Have lunch at the school and then go out into the community afterwards. I am very excited to minister and be ministered to by the people of the Dominican Republic.
Thank you for all you guys have done for me and my team. God bless you!
Gracias por todo que usteds hacen por mi y mi equipo. !Dios te bendigo!