Winter 2022 Newsletter:
Christmas 2021 Newsletter:
We are currently winding down our Covid related programs as the economy continues to return to normal. Below are new projects we are now focusing on:
New Projects Launched:
In 2020 we got possession of 1 acre of land behind the pastor’s house to develop for the ministry. Dominicans collaborated to till the land and plant vegetables. They had to depend on God to send the rain, and were able to yield some to eat and some to sell for the ministry. The village well does not have enough water for this project.
We are looking forward to a construction team from Vancouver Island to help with the new well, including building a well house to protect it. The well is necessary in order to have a successful garden. The well house will have solar panels on the roof and inverter batteries inside that will power the well. There will be pipes laid that transport the water to our fields, and to future buildings we will build on that land.
Our ministry is working on acquiring this hill (the Dominicans spend much time praying on this “mountain” ) and the surrounding land and praying for strategy and Dominican partners to develop the land.
2022 DVI Trip
We were surprised and blessed to have a brave group come and help us with the next projects. These consisted of digging a well and building a well house, building a recording studio and working on the garden which had been planted last year. Five people from our Team of 7 came on the trip and we also invited 2 men, John Krueger and Cavy Braun, to come and advise us as a Team. As well, 8 others from Winnipeg and Vancouver Island joined us to help build.
Leadership Teaching Retreat
Each May we invite leaders, pastors and spouses to come to a time of teaching and fellowship with Ernesto and Marina Pinto, in La Vega. Up to 200 Dominicans (living in DR) attend.
Our Leadership Training Retreat was a huge success! We were able to bless the pastors who attended and continue to see the Dominican church grow. Braulio who became a Christian at our leader retreat a few years back is now a leader in his church. Many were blessed by Pastor Ernesto Pinto and his teaching.
A teen girls leadership week every second year led by Masterworks (MSW), from YFC Winnipeg, involving teen girls from a number of churches on the north coast.
We saw our biggest crowds ever for public events at our Masterworks trip in Batey La Uñion with Kristy Sidwall! We built a new stage for the event which included dances that the VBS kids had learned with MSW, with teen girls from the leadership program performing dances, and giving testimonies to our audience. We had a pig roast and fed 325 people after the performance.
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