News: Dominican Republic

Claudio Lights Up His Community Dominican Republic
Sep 5, 2013 -

Strolling the dirt streets of his home village in the Dominican Republic, Claudio says, “I’ve changed one hundred percent.” Today as he walks through the community of Los Robles he smiles and holds his head high. But as a child coping with poverty, he says he used to have an aggressive attitude toward everyone around him. 

Thank You For Camp! Dominican Republic
The camps were divided by age: The first two-day camp was for younger children,
Aug 15, 2013 -

Last week, children of all ages from every community we serve in the Dominican Republic got to go to camp! Because of your generous gifts, more than 700 children were able to attend camp this summer! Here are some highlights:

A Mission Trip By the Children, For the Children Dominican Republic
Each of the families decided to sponsor children after their trip
Aug 8, 2013 -

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a six-year-old on a mission trip? Three families recently found out what it was like when they took their children, ages six to ten, on a Venture Trip to the Dominican Republic. The trip was specially designed for the families and their children, and focused on books—reading, enjoying, and even making them.

Making Beautiful Music: Wascar’s Story Dominican Republic
Jul 29, 2013 -

The music from Wascar’s saxophone floats through the air. His mother sits proudly beside him, and can’t stop smiling. Eleven-year-old Wascar is a budding musician in the village of Altagracia, Dominican Republic, and also hopes to become a doctor when he gets older. His school principal, Wilson Cuevas, thinks Wascar has a good shot at accomplishing these goals. “He’s the most responsible student in the program,” Wilson says.

Dominicans Lead the Charge toward Clean Water Dominican Republic
Yelin pours salt into the water purifier, creating chlorine to cleanse the water
Jul 25, 2013 -

Dave Thomas watches proudly as Yelin, a young man who grew up in Children of the Nations' (COTN) child sponsorship program in the village of Altagracia, Dominican Republic, sets up the water purification system. Dave, an expert in clean water systems, has been training Yelin on how to use this one. Yelin pours one small cup of salt into a long tube of water and sends an electric charge through the water using a large battery.

A Day in the Life of a Dominican Child Dominican Republic
Thirteen-year-old Rayner lives here in Los Robles, Dominican Republic
Jul 19, 2013 -

Life hasn’t always been easy for Rayner and his family. He lives in a small home with his parents, two brothers, and two sisters in the village of Los Robles, in the Dominican Republic. Work is extremely hard to find in this part of the world, and Rayner’s parents always had trouble providing enough food and paying school fees for him and his siblings. 

Of Beaches and Baseball Dominican Republic
It was working alongside ILB players that helped the team connect with them
Jul 8, 2013 -

It was Tim's Schulte's secret dream to play baseball with Dominicans—some of the best baseball players in the world. But he didn't consider that desire when looking for a trip to take his son on. "More than anything, we wanted to do a mission trip together," he says. 

A Sponsored Child from God Dominican Republic
Susan feels that God put her together with Maria at just the right time
Jun 18, 2013 -

The following was written by Susan Price, a Venture participant who traveled to the Dominican Republic for the first time with Children of the Nations in May. 

The Power of a Smile Dominican Republic
Seeing the photo of himself and Rachel brought a huge smile to Jesús' face!
Jun 7, 2013 -

"How will God change you as a result of this Venture Trip to the Dominican Republic?"  I wondered the same thing when I read that question on the preparation information I received before the trip.

Graduates W.A.S.H. Their Way to a Healthier Future Dominican Republic
Washing hands with clean water
May 31, 2013 -

They gathered from five Dominican slums. Once from rival communities with opposing gangs and enmities that went back for generations, the graduates showed no tension as they laughed and congratulated each other.