Dominican Republic

More Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in the Dominican Republic

Thanks to your generous giving, Children of the Nations hosted summer camps for children in the Dominican Republic. We’ve already shared photos from our younger campers. But older students also enjoyed days of Bible teaching, worship, and summer fun!

Update on Miguel: How You Have Changed the Life of a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

“I no longer feel sick,” says Miguel* of the Dominican Republic. “I feel way better because I used to feel so sick, but now I am enjoying this summer in a very happy way.”

 

Photos: Fun and Learning at Summer Camp in the Dominican Republic

Last week, Children of the Nations held a summer camp in the Dominican Republic for students ages four to seven. The summer camp was hosted at Casa Betesda with the assistance of the Ferrin and Tejeda families. Below are some of the camp highlights.

Your Next Right Thing

My first day in the Dominican Republic was overwhelming. The poverty was staggering. The discrepancy between what they have and what I have was sobering. The sheer number of kids and families who need support was paralyzing. The quantity of visible needs was disheartening. 

Born to Serve: Carolina Returns to Her Haitian-Dominican Community

Kids growing up in Carolina’s community have one goal: to get out. 

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Empanaditas Dulces

Here’s a perfect little treat from the Dominican Republic for your Valentine’s Day. Empanaditas are miniature versions of the classic stuffed pastries, empanadas. Typically these pastries are filled with savory ingredients like meat and cheese and eaten as snacks. But they make wonderful desserts too. 

Christmas Photos from the Dominican Republic

The 2014 Christmas parties were full of blessings, happiness, and joy for our children in the five villages we serve in the Dominican Republic. Thank you for making this possible! 

Dominican Athletes Share their Love for Baseball with Local Children

Standing in the middle of happy chaos, Rob Allan wonders where to begin. Boys had come from every corner of the community and were bubbling over with unrestrained excitement—the I Love Baseball (ILB) team was here to teach them! 

Building Bathrooms Is a Dirty Job, but It's Worth It to Help the Kids

When Neil Slate stops, leaning on his shovel to catch his breath, Melida Joseph quickly brings him a plastic chair to rest in. Neil and his Venture Team are building Melida’s family’s first latrine. Here in the batey of Los Robles—an old Haitian migrant worker shantytown in the Dominican Republic—many families still live without basic resources like toilets.

Brightening Up the Community, with Used Tires

Watching Alejandro Suero Reyes hold up an old tire in front of a class full of students, you’d never guess he’s a lawyer. Alejandro is teaching a free community class on how to create sculptures out of used tires. 

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