We serve in La Vega, Dominican Republic, a city in the center of the island with a population of about 105,000 people. Though there are many churches in the town of La Vega, discipleship is a struggle for many congregations. We, along with our local missionary, Claudia, partner with local believers in La Vega to strengthen the local church’s ability to disciple their own people and multiply the Kingdom through discipleship of new believers. We also partner with local churches and believers to serve those in impoverished areas of the city. Short term teams partner with local churches to help meet the needs of these impoverished communities through discipleship training, medical and dental clinics, and job training efforts.
Each year we send volunteer teams to partner with local doctors and churches to provide free medical clinics for those in impoverished areas of the city. Teams of Dominican and American believers pray with each patient before they go in to see the medical professionals. Through these clinics we are able to care for the physical and spiritual needs of the community. After clinics are completed, local believers follow-up with the patients in their homes to pray with them and share stories of hope with them from God’s Word.
Noah’s Ark After-School Program
We partner with a local after school program called Noah’s Ark Foundation through child sponsorship to ensure both the physical and spiritual needs of the children are being met. Our desire is to show them, and the community, that their hope and joy can be found in Jesus. Each child receives tutoring, a meal and the opportunity for an annual medical check-up. Click the link below to learn more about child sponsorship
Artensanas Sewing Project
In 2015, we took our first sewing team to the Dominican Republic to teach ladies basic sewing machine knowledge, machine maintenance and basic sewing skills. Since then, a group of ladies in La Vega has developed their own profitable business model and are a community of encouragement and support to each other. Annual sewing teams travel to the Dominican Republic to disciple, teach new sewing skills and encourage the women in their trade.
God Exceeded Our Goal to Help Rebuild Ramona’s Home!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed!
We are blown away by your swift action to take care of the needs of Ramona and her family. Not only have your generous contributions cover the materials to rebuild the home, but you will also help to furnish the home once it is built with the excess funds that you have provided.
The total raised in 24 hours was $3,180. That is $1,030 over our goal! Every dollar raised will go directly to Ramona and her family.
Thank you again for your generous giving! To God be the glory!
Ready to Join a Trip?
We assemble and send teams to La Vega to meet needs of the local church and their communities. Each trip has a different objective and may focus on needs such as: medical and dental clinics, discipleship and skills training projects.
The Dominican Republic is also our preferred destination for anyone who wants to bring their family or children under the age of 18.
If you are interested in going on a trip, fill out our trip interest form or contact the office for more information on trip dates and availability.
About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, shared with Haiti, and is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with an estimated 10 million people. Although the capital of Santo Domingo is modern, the remaining portions of the country are comprised of agriculture, rural coffee villages, and many residents live in poverty outside of the beautiful tourist destinations known by visitors. The official language is Spanish and the country is situated in a tropical climate. Dominicans are friendly and open. We hope you'll consider going on a trip to learn more about this culture.