News: Dominican Republic

Photos from University Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Group photo of campers
Nov 6, 2018 -
 
Thank you so much to all the sponsors who gave toward camp! Camps are only possible because of your gifts at Easter and your monthly support. Your sponsored child had an amazing experience, and it wouldn’t be possible without you.
 
Tales from a Last-Minute Chaperone: Venturing into the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Oct 9, 2018 -

Laurie Wilke responded to a last-minute call from Bellevue Presbyterian Church for a volunteer to help supervise their large group of female students headed to the Dominican Republic on a short-term Venture trip. Here is her unexpected adventure in her own words:

I knew that the students (as well as us leaders) would be positively impacted, but the “how” was awesome to participate in/watch as it unfolded.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Campers make a Tree of Life craft together
Sep 13, 2018 -
 
Thank you for making summer camp possible for our children in the Dominican Republic! Your sponsored child had a wonderful time. Children enjoyed games, Bible stories, sports, skits, crafts, and even some time at a pool.
Thank You for the Library in Algodón! Dominican Republic
Children read together
Sep 4, 2018 -
 
To someone from the United States, the Algodón library may not look like much. It’s humble, a small building with bookshelves, tables, and chairs. But this library offers our children something they might not have otherwise: books.
Thank You for Praying: Natanael's Miracle Dominican Republic
Anonymous child in the clinic
Jun 22, 2018 -
 
COTN’s clinic in the Dominican Republic is a life-saving facility, and it exists because of the generosity of partners like you. For many people in the community of Barahona, this newly-renovated clinic is their only source of medical care. Services provided include pediatrics, gynecology, surgical procedures, dentistry, and more.
 
But it's not just the clinic you've provided that is changing lives; it's also your prayers. One of these lives is Natanael’s*. 
 
Wordless Wednesday: Children at Play Dominican Republic
Homemade checkers in the Dominican Republic
Apr 3, 2018 -

"Birds fly, fish swim, and children play." — Dr. Garry Landreth

 Play is an essential part a child's development. Even when children have very little to play with, they find creative ways to make fun out of their surroundings. See if you recognize some of the games COTN children are playing in the photos below.

You Brought Clean Water to the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Dominican girl practices washing her hands
Mar 15, 2018 -

By the end of this month, COTN–Dominican Republic will be completely water secure!

Big News From the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Mar 5, 2018 -
 
You might remember our recent updates from our I Love Baseball (ILB) program in the Dominican Republic. Now, we have an even bigger announcement: one of our ILB players got signed to a team! He will be playing on a feeder team for the Texas Rangers in the Dominican Summer League. Congratulations, Ezequiel!
 
Exciting Updates from I Love Baseball Dominican Republic
ILB catcher
Feb 2, 2018 -

We are coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the I Love Baseball (ILB) program!

To celebrate, we wanted share some of the major ILB milestones that you made possible.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Christmas party in the Dominican Republic
Jan 18, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from the parties in COTN's Dominican Republic communities, where more than 1,350 children in our five communities enjoyed Christmas parties and activities.