Ten days! Time has flown, and we are wrapping up the fundraising and the supply-collecting, and are starting to pack our bags. We are so incredibly thankful, from the bottom of our hearts, for the widespread love and support from our friends, family and community. Honestly, I am in shock and awe, at how God can take such a small offering from myself a few short months ago, and multiply it a hundred times over for His glory. Fishes and loaves! God is awesome.
So many have asked more about where we are going, what we are doing, and who we’ll be meeting. So, here ya go! A quick overview of our trip. First stop.
New Hope Girls is an amazing ministry. They have a school for young girls, as well as a safe home. We are building bunk beds in the safe home while we are there, and have given them funds for mattresses to be made for these beds as well. You can read more about this ministry here.
Next stop, Santo Domingo!
Yep, on the other side of the map. A few more hours on the bus, and we’ll be down on the whole other side of the Dominican! We couldn’t pass
up an opportunity to have a meeting with the International Organization for Migration. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in partnership with the UN. They are the very ones that deal hands-on with the kids being trafficked across borders. And, they are interested in talking further with us, about the feasibility of new safe homes for trafficked children that provide medical care, counselling, aftercare, etc. Most often, these children just go to over-crowded shelters of orphanages. So, there is a great need for specialized safe homes for the rescued children. Please pray for this meeting!
Last stop, Jarabacoa!
This, I’ve learned, is pronounced “Harabacoa”. I’m glad I learned that before arriving, saving me some embarrassment. I had high hopes of learning more Spanish before we left, but, well, life happened, and there is always next time.
We are visiting La Alianza in Jarabacoa. They have a ministry for preschool aged children of women that work on the streets. They also have a huge safe home that is awaiting funding and a house mom. So, prayers for this as well, please! We are excited to see what God has in store here.
Thank you, honestly, thank you to the moon and back, for all the phone calls, emails, letters, donations, texts and prayers. Your support means everything to us! And, is making such a huge impact on precious lives in the Dominican. So, thank you!
And, if you’d like to follow our trip while we are there, find Hope Aglow on Facebook! We will be updating whenever we can find wi-fi on our travels.