We are currently winding down our Covid related programs as the economy continues to return to normal.
We are adding new projects to DVI’s involvement in the main community we work with including gardens and well project.
Well house and community well
We needed more water as the supply for the school and community was inadequate. The 2022 Build group built a well house and we had another well dug close to the school.
The Canadian group worked with the Dominicans to put up the second floor and the roof.
The recording studio was opened in June 2022 but is only partly finished inside. The Dominicans are already using one room on first floor to record 3 programs – one for young people, one for ladies, and one program for everyone (Paz en la tormenta).
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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