October Opportunities

Have you ever seen how people put a little heart on a map to indicate where they live?  We’re a little different.  Our heart is in the D.R., but we also have the U.S. inside our heart.  Though we live in a third world country, our ministry is almost exclusively to American teenagers.

We hope to continue in the D.R. working with Crosswinds. In order to make that a reality, we need to ask, “Would you be interested in partnering with us?”

Want to know more?  Here are some frequently asked questions:

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Why are we in the Dominican Republic?

We work with an organization called Crosswinds.  Teenagers who need a break from life come to live in the Dominican Republic at our residential facility.  Some of these teens come because they were trapped in a drug lifestyle.  Others come because they were being led astray by a rough crowd.  Most of them lack hope.  All of them need Jesus.  Our primary mission is sharing the message of the gospel.  We do this by incorporating Christ into every aspect of our program: schooling, service projects, counseling, and life skills.  We help heal relationships betweens students and their families, while pointing them towards a perfect relationship with Christ.  Our hope and prayer is that each family will be transformed.

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Why aren’t we paid a salary?

Crosswinds provides housing, utilities, health insurance, some meals, and an airfare stipend for CMA staff.  This is roughly half of what our family needs.  We are required to raise the rest.  Crosswinds designed their program this way in order to keep operating costs low, so that we can reach more families.

Have more questions about where your money goes?  Click here and send us a note.

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What does it mean to partner with us in ministry?

We are looking for people who would like to stand shoulder to shoulder with us in this work. By partnering with us through prayer and giving, you are a part of helping students rethink their life choices.

Through prayer –Your partnering with us in prayer is vital.  Pray that God will soften the hearts of our students, that they will clearly see the lies that they have grown up believing.  Pray that God gives us wisdom to know what to say and when to say it.

Through finances – Your giving allows us the opportunity to pour into the students on a daily basis. We share our lives with them as we welcome them into our home.

Still have more questions?  We would love to hear from you.  Email Andrew or Sarah.  We would love to meet with you via Skype.  Also, feel free to comment below if you’d like us to contact you.

If you are interested in learning more about our ministry with Crosswinds, click here and send us a note. We will get back to you as soon as possible.  Also, if you want to know more about Crosswinds, visit their website.

IMG_1189If you are willing to commit to pray for our family and the students here, please click here and let us know.  We will send updates and let you know specifics about our prayer needs.

Please pray about partnering with us financially.  If you feel led in that direction, we would love to know what you decide by the end of October. We will be sending Dominican vanilla and/or coffee back to the U.S. with my mother. We don’t want you to miss out on a Dominican thank you from us.

If you are willing to partner with us through giving once a month, please click here.  Then, click here and let us know!

We appreciate every gift.

Can you give . . .

$5 a month?

$10 a month?

$20 a month?

$50 a month?

$100 a month?

Regardless of the amount, your gift is valued and appreciated.  Remember that when you pray and give, you become a partner with us in this ministry.  We pray for you too.

Thank you for traveling this path with us.

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