News: Dominican Republic

Nineteen-Year-Old Mother Gets a New Home and a New Start Dominican Republic
May 28, 2015 -

Nineteen-year-old Rosibel didn’t get to start her family on her terms. There are few examples of happy, functioning families in the Dominican slum she lives in.

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Empanaditas Dulces Dominican Republic
Valentine's day empanadita recipe
Feb 10, 2015 -

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 Dominican Republic
Jan 6, 2015 -

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 Dominican Republic
Dec 18, 2014 -

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 Dominican Republic
Dec 12, 2014 -

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 Dominican Republic
This class will transform used tires into everything from planters to animal scu
Nov 18, 2014 -

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. 

Photos from Summer Camp in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Sep 3, 2014 -

Summer camp in the Dominican Republic was great this year! 

Because so many sponsors gave generously, every child in COTN's care got to enjoy games, Bible lessons, crafts, and other fun activities organized by the Venture Team that came to put on the camp. 

Wordless Wednesday: I Love Baseball Dominican Republic
Jul 30, 2014 -

Did you know that COTN has a baseball training program in the Dominican Republic? The vision of our I Love Baseball® (ILB) program is to give Dominican youth a place where they can pursue their dream of playing professional baseball while also getting an education, living a balanced life socially, building strong moral character, and growing mentally, physically, and spiritually. 

Graduation Photos from the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Eighth-grade graduation in the Dominican Republic
Jul 14, 2014 -

On Thursday, July 10, we celebrated the graduation of 68 eighth-graders in the Dominican Republic. At the special ceremony held at COTN's Casa Bethesda ministry center, each student received a certificate in recognition of their achievement. This is a big milestone for these young students. Thank you for making this possible! 

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Jul 7, 2014 -

The Dominican Republic is known for its blue ocean waters, white-sand beaches, beautiful resorts, and the poverty that lurks on the outskirts of these tourist hot spots. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at the history and culture of this beautiful yet conflicted country that your sponsored child calls home.