Generational Legacy of a
Moline Providence Joseph and her family in
front of their new home
a Severn Covenant Church
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To provide an overview of
the Haitian family, displaced by the devastating earthquake in Haiti on
January 12, 2010 -- living in a home purchased & furnished by members of
Take a look at
Ascension, the village to which they have moved
We also want to be a part of
the generational legacy we can help to develop by
providing ongoing food, clothing and education support to every member of
Below is a link to the other mission
outreaches that SCC helps.
Each mission outreach is involved in the generational legacy concept.
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January 12, 2010 an earthquake devastated Jacmel,
the Haitian town Moline's family originally came from.
| Jacmel, (Jakmèl in
Kréyòl) also known by its indigenous Taino name of Yaquimel,
is a city in southern Haiti founded in 1698. The city is the
capital of the department of Sud-Est and had an estimated
population of 40,000, while the municipality (commune) of Jacmel
had a population of 137,966 at the 2003 Census. The buildings
are historic and date from the early nineteenth century
On 12 January 2010, Haiti experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake
that caused heavy damage and casualties to Jacmel. The first
tremblor rocked the city at 4:40pm, but the later tremblor at
5:37pm stopped the Jacmel cathedral's clock.
|| A Jacmel radio station estimated that at
least 5,000 are dead from the quake itself, although mayor Zennie
Edwin later reported that the figure was closer to 300-500 deaths and
4,000 injured. In the earthquake around 70% of the homes were damaged,
with most of the heavier damage being suffered in the poorer
neighborhoods of Jacmel. City Hall was so severely damaged, that
though it survived, it has to be demolished.
A small Tsunami hit Jacmel Bay, with the ocean
receding, leaving fish high and dry on the sand of the seafloor, and
rushing back in, four times. Among the facilities destroyed in the
earthquake is Pazapa (Creole for "Step by step"), a charity run
from two buildings in downtown Jacmel, which helped disabled children.
The charity's two rented buildings suffered condemning damage in the
quake -- just after the children had left for the day.
The Ciné Institute, Haiti's sole film school, was also
destroyed in the quake. Also destroyed was the Fosaj art
school. Relief efforts had been slow because of the lack of supplies
and focus on the capital Port-au-Prince.
family was brought to Dominican Republic by Robinson, at great
personal risk, just after the earthquake. They lived for a time in a
one-room place. SCC heard about the family through Joel Freeman's
brother (Steve) and sister-in-law (Pam). Steve and Pam reside part of
each year in the DR, and had met Robinson at their church. After
hearing about the situation, SCC members were able to purchase a home
for Robinson's family in May/June 2010 -- embarking upon a journey &
desiring to make an impact for decades to come...
...a generational legacy.
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Like most who viewed the devastation caused by the
earthquake in Haiti in 2010, we were wondering, "What could we do
as a group of American followers of Jesus who care?" We watched
the same images on CNN, Fox and other TV channels, looking for ways
to help. Our contribution of medical supplies and other items seemed
so insignificant and impersonal when compared to the situation in
front of our eyes. We decided to select one family and help them the
best way we could. God chose Moline's family.
When TV cameras leave to cover the next crisis, we tend
to forget. We do not want to forget...nor do we want to get so
overwhelmed that we do nothing. We will do what we can.
Our desire is to build a long term relationship with
Moline's family built on flexibility and shared strengths, that will
hopefully continue for decades. Our objective is to help them help
themselves as much as is possible. During this time of adjustment,
we realize that it is important to help with housing, food,
transportation and education. Our prayer is that each of Moline's
children will submit their lives, gifts and talents fully to the
Lord and will make an impact in their generation.
First step. They needed adequate shelter, so we bought
them a home. To them it is a castle. A place of rest and hope. Below are some photos of "moving day" day for Robinson's
mom (Moline) and family. The extra $500.00 allowed them to purchase
beds, a few storage bins, dishware, glasses, utensils, dining room
with 6 chairs, cookware, utensils, some food, light bulbs and
candles, shower curtain for the toilet area, laundry soap, sheets,
buckets, mop & broom, charcoal, trash bins with liners, a couple of
locks for the doors, wood with concrete blocks for shelving and a
few other items. This family is all smiles. "Thank you Severn
L to R: Garry (16), Dania (11), Louina (14), friend
they brought from the previous
(girl in white T-Shirt), Robinson (19), Moline,
and Jeff (6) is in front.
SCC members provided everything in the photo (dishes & table)
They prepared a bit of rice & beans and meat to celebrate
their first night in their new home!
Notice the sparse conditions. No refrigerator. No electric
stove. In spite of the uncertain conditions
they still brought a young girl from their previous Haitian village to live
with them. Giving out of their own need.
G E N E R A T I O N A L
L E G A C Y
Please pray and ask God to include
this family in your heart.
"Lord, help me remember to pray for them by
name every day..."
Moline. Robinson. Garry. Louina. Dania. Jeff.
Overview of Specific Ways We Can Help...and Why
(The 1st year (2010-Sept 2011) essentials
have been covered by anonymous benefactor). Thank You!
Food allowance….with the aide of a local ministry, for $75.00 per
month the family will receive food supplies delivered to
their door 3 days a week. Any additional monies you wish to allow
monthly would go directly to Moline. This would cover staples such as oil,
rice, beans, milk, potable water, etc. Considering the food package they
will receive and the daily feeding program at school, $125.00 per
month would be a considerable allowance. It is advised that these
monies are dispersed weekly instead of a lump sum. Although Robinson is
capable of purchasing bulk, which is considerably more for the $$$ with
$100. or more.
Approximately RD5000.00 will supply the kids with the required
uniforms and shoes along with book bags, paper and pencil. RD5000.00=$135.00US.
(See their new school uniforms below)
Kids Alive already has an after school program to augment the nation’s
very remedial public school education. Kids Alive is a beautiful facility
located right in the Ascension village. Public school in the Dominican
Republic is only 3 hours per day, so Kids Alive has tutoring programs for
an additional 3 hours, which includes Bible. The cost per child is $35.00
and includes a daily meal for the five days they attend. $35.00 US x 3
children=$105.00 per month.
Toiletries would cost approximately $30.00 US and would include
paper, shampoos, hair gels, lice products, soaps, toothpaste and brushes.
With two daughters and mom there might need to be an additional $10.00
for sanitary products.
The family needs secure bins in the home to keep rats, ants, etc from
getting to the food. They are also in need of 2 mosquito nets to place
over the beds. They do not have a dresser or anything to put their few
clothing items in.
There is no stove, oven, or refrigerator in the home. For a small gas
stove/oven it would cost RD8,000.00 ($216.00) plus RD1400.00 ($37.84) for
the gas tank. Then each month the refill would run approximately RD1000.00
pesos ($27.00). It has been suggested that an oven is seldom used in this
country. For less than RD3000.00 ($81.00) I can buy just a gas stovetop
and put it on a frame. A refrigerator would cost no more than RD11,000.00
($297.00). These numbers are a purchase of new items and based on today’s
exchange which is 37 pesos to the dollar. This value fluctuates daily and
is always lower. J Total
package to equip the house for meals= approximately $578.00.
Ongoing monthly cost of gas would be RD1000.00 pesos ($27.00).
Cookware appx $100.00 US.
Dania and Louina in their new school uniforms
A combination washer dryer typical in this country would run
approximately RD8000.00 ($216.00) for a medium unit. She presently
washes everything by hand with a small plastic bucket.
There is a lovely lot adjacent to the house that they would like to
put a garden in. See photo below. Moline can garden. With supplies for
soil, seeds, tools, and possibly a garden hose this could be accomplished
immediately. $$??? Approximately $50.00.
There is also a need to fix the existing water line to the house. They
have no running water in the house and Robinson has a friend that can run
the pipe for the cost of a shovel, pvc, and caulking. I am guessing
approximately $20.00 because of the shovel.
Robinson’s education is RD9,455.00 ($256.00) for the entire semester and
can be paid monthly for RD1932.00 ($52.22 US). Cost of books is
approximately RD1000.00 ($27.00). This pays for 22 semester
Transportation for Robinson. For approximately RD38,000.00 ($1027.00) a
motor bike can be purchased new. This same vehicle would cost no more than
RD1000.00 ($27.00) a month for gas. Money for a taxi or motoconcho
is comparatively 3 times that!! Robinson usually stays in a very small
shack with other relatives that live slightly closer to the school. His
usage of the motor to serve both his family in Ascension and his own
school transportation would be a great benefit. Look at the smile on his
face. DONE! >>>>>>>
Pam and Steve Freeman know a woman with a small mission
down the street from where Robinson often stays that only charges
$75.00 a month for a room…..if you would like to get him a room of his
own, close to family, but more conducive to studying. She knows Robinson
and would be willing to rent to him.
Robinson on his new motorbike. Vrooooom...
ARE MORE IDEAS:
An entrepreneurial project: For $500
we can purchase a sewing machine, thread and material for a sewing
business. The girls had four months of sewing classes and would very much
like to continue. -- DONE! (we thank the
Burkhardt family (Jim, Rose, Emily)
For about $400 we can purchase a
laptop for Robison so that he can do his schoolwork and develop a
business. -- DONE!
For about $800 we can purchase a
motorbike so that Robinson can have greater mobility to get a job.
Robinson can speak English quite
well. The rest of the family speaks French and can use any materials that
help them to learn English and Spanish. At the moment they are spending a
lot of time learning Spanish. I was amazed at the size of the blackboard
they had gotten! It had Spanish all over it!! They are taking their
Spanish very seriously.
They can use more living essentials: kitchen utensils, bedding, candles,
stove, more dishes, etc.
Clothing for each family member (see
approximate sizes below):
Louina (14 years) is a size 14 and has a size 38
shoe (size 8 US).
Dania (12 years) is a size 12 and also wears a size 8
Jeff would wear a size 8 in clothing and a 10 or 12 shoe.
easily a size 16 in clothing.
comfortably wears a size large and prefers a simple sleeveless dress.
Perhaps your home group would like
to take on a particular project or would like to offer ongoing help in
some way. We are wide open to any ideas you may have.
Read the rest of this web page and
the contact us via email (or call Aaron Mayhew) with what you are
Joel Freeman's brother (Steve), his
wife (Pam) and family live in the Dominican Republic six months out of the
year, about 20-30 minutes from this family. Anyone who wants to visit
Moline and her family have a standing invitation to stay with Steve and
Pam in their beautiful home.
1st year (2010-Sept 2011) has been
covered by anonymous benefactor
Uniforms……..$125.00 1x year
Gas for stove….$27.00
Robinson’s ed. $52.00
Books…………$27.00 3x year
Gas for moped…$27.00
Misc./garden….$90.00 1x year
total $326.00 per mth (for monthly items)
$568.00 per yr (for yearly
Thanks to Jim Hull, Robinson's laptop
was set up with a new Operating System, anti-virus software and the
capacity to to Google searches in English, French and Spanish!
Stove, Frig, gas tank……..$578.00
Moped………………….. $1027.00 -- DONE!
Moped maintenance fund….$50.00 -- 1st year
Room for rent………….....$75.00
Laptop for University…..…$300.00 -- DONE!
Wish List total
(one time donations)
Thankful to the Lord.
Happy. Joyful. Contented. Learning. Riding. Sewing. Full stomachs. Smiling.
Jeff with his new bike
Dania, Jeff and Louina in their new
Louina and Dania with the new sewing
machine and material
new Singer sewing machine and
is a letter from Robinson before experiencing the
reality of the material blessing that was about to come to his family
(in his own words and edited a bit by Pam)
Hello. God bless you. Today is a marvelous day for us to write you
this letter. How are your health and your activities? On our
side, with the grace of God, we are well.
We're very Happy for that beautiful gift God has put in your heart
to give to us. Although we cannot see face to face today, I
think one day God can make us see one another, and we pray
for you. That gift you give us, we did need it because we're
6 people who are living in a small room. In the new house
where we live we do everything.
After the earthquake I was speaking with the Steve family, that
family helped us to look for my mother, sisters and brother
who were in Haiti. By the Grace of God we came although we
don't have all the documents, we paid much money in the
border. We still have one sister and our grandparents living
in Haiti, sleeping in the street because the earthquake had
infected our house. Well, in the Dominican Republic life's
difficult, there are few jobs, although there is food but no
money to buy them and pupils can't go to university because
there is no possibility.
Thanks to the Lord the Steve family said that you tried to
understand our situation and you take that in charge to help
us. We're praying for God to still bless the church, your
families and your friends, all that you have, your health,
and protect you and bless you in things you best like to
realize. What we can do for you is praying for God to bless
you. When we see that we haven't even met, yet you have done
all these things for us, we can say God saved us because of
you. We thank you very much for that, now with our one
sister and grandparents still in Haiti we know we have a
force if God gives us a bread because of you, that same
bread we can cut to share with them.
What you did and are doing for our family is no small thing, I
can't tell how big it is but Jesus is going to bless
everyone of you. The community is a little far to go to the
city, so we will pray for the need we have for something to
take us. In the end of summer I'm going to the college to
study Engineer's Computer, I hope. Garry went to take the
national exam from the 8th grade (he has to pass to go to
high school) and will get the results next week. My sisters
and my little brother want to go to school this September in
the D.R. We have a large blackboard in our new house and
they are studying Spanish everyday.
We thank you so much for everything you have done and are doing for
us. We keep you in prayer for God open the way for you.
Finally, Jacob's God is going to bless the church, the ones
who took charge and the others who support. God bless you
all. This Salm is for you. Salm (Psalm) 23.
Pamela asked us what our needs are for now. My sisters and brothers
do need clothes, food and to realize our future. With the
glory of God and you, we can work toward a good future.
God Bless you,
Note from Pam (July): I went back to Ascension
yesterday after church. I found out that Robinson was able
to do some translating this past week for a local mission
group, in addition to negotiating on their behalf for some
food supplies to go to another village. By doing this he was
able to secure some food supplies for his family. Then as we
arrived in Ascension (Stevie & Dave went with me) Robinson
came in with a guagua (van) full of soccer players. He had
recruited them to spend their Sunday afternoon teaching the
young kids in the village to play soccer!!
This is the one-room place where the family lived before they got
their new home.
There was only enough room to walk around one double bed.
Robinson is the young man who has kept this family together.
His grandparents and one other sister are still living on the
streets of Haiti. He would love to go to Haiti to find them and
then to bring them here to their new home in the Dominican
Ascension, their new home
in a new village!
Ascension is the first village that was built
outside of Sosua, in the municipality of Montellano, half way
between Sosua and Puerto Plata. The village was built in an area
called Caraballo, where hundreds of families lived in shacks in
deplorable conditions. 263 families from amongst the poorest in the
Province of Puerto Plata have received a new home to date.
|| Water is pumped two miles from the Puerto Plata
Aqueducts into two 20,000-gallon reservoirs and distributed to the
villagers. The village has a first rate school that is sponsored and
operated by Kid’s Alive. They provide education to hundreds of
children in the surrounding area. The kindergarten and library is
sponsored and operated by ‘Dream project’. This community has a local
Church that is located close to the local shops (started as micro
enterprise), a sewing clinic and a souvenir and craft centre. The
service center has a doctor’s office, a pharmacy and a dental clinic
on the way. This center also provides accommodations for visiting
volunteers. A well-equipped wood working shop that was built by Mercy
Ships and equipped by Ontario Rotary Clubs produces all windows and
doors for the houses built by the Foundation. This facility also
serves as a vocational training center for carpenters and construction
workers. The children enjoy the basketball court and play soccer
almost every day after school. This village was also provided with
‘common areas’ and each home was given a large plot of land for
growing vegetables and fruit.
The inspiration and help from Dr. Bob and Jana
Amelingmeier has been irreplaceable. They officially joined efforts with
the Foundation El Samaritano at the inception of Ascension and have been
providing help and leadership ever since. They are very appreciated and
integral to our work.
Small strip of land next to the home
that can be used for a
Excited about their new home!
On the day they moved in, Dr. Bob was holding a dental clinic in the
village with a short term mission team, so Moline was able to get
her toothache looked at right away.
Another picture of Moline and the family
Front view of house purchased by SCC members
The motivation to provide the kind of prayer support, resources and opportunities that
will impact a family system for generations...
Another picture of Moline and the kids
Sleeping area for Moline
An overview of situation and
opportunities to help
-- written by Pam Freeman (Joel's sister-in-law)
I drove back out there after visiting with Robinson's
family and spoke to Dr. Bob's wife, Janna. They are the American couple
that really oversees everything in Ascension, including the medical teams
and all other short term mission groups. They lived in Haiti for awhile
and have a real heart for their communities. Anyway, I would say that
Ascension would be the best community for Robinson's family. It has all
they need within the community itself. Primarily there is a great school
sponsored by Kids Alive to continue the education of these children. On my
visit to his family I learned that each of the siblings are at grade
level!!! This is a huge factor and benefit to their family. They would
first have to learn Spanish before being accepted in the kids alive
program, but that is also available and our experience is that these kids
learn very fast.
There is a couple that offers the feeding program for sponsored families.
That cost is approximately $75.00 U.S. a month for a large family like Robinson's and
provides food three times a week for the entire month. They give out food
packages consisting of rice, beans and chicken. Additionally, the kids get
a meal at school and the feeding program I have participated in is free
and given to the kids twice a week. This leaves more food in the household
for other family members on those days....Wednesday & Friday.
For a single mom, who will likely not work for awhile, this community will
help her stay on track with the kids education. The children are 14, 11,
and 6 years of age. Robinson is 19.
I am attaching a photo I took of the family during my visit and a shot of
the school at Ascension. The 2 toddlers are friends. They are presently
living in the house (it actually appeared to be a storage shack) that I
was unable to go in as it had no light whatsoever so it was pitch black in
there. Having no electricity is not uncommon, but this building had no way
for even natural light to get in. It is the blue building on their left.
The village and houses are typical for a Haitian Village in the D.R. The
school is the yellow building, the clinic is the bright blue building, the
church is the smaller building and the building where the feeding program
and craft activities takes place is the lighter blue front (all of these
are in Ascension).
I am in PA with Stevie & Dave through Sunday and then return to the D.R.
on Monday. If you have any questions I have the 717-666-3137 number hooked
up here untl the 2nd week of June, 2010. Wish you guys could come to the D.R. and see for yourselves. I
spoke with both Elio and Dr. Bob and they both would love to talk with you
if you want a better insight to the ministries available to Haitians in
The Kid's Alive Community School
Dr. Bob has been to Haiti several times this year and will be
taking another team in April. He is probably one of the most active
mission groups providing relief for Haiti. He has held free clinics for
the Haitian people twice a week for years in the D.R. Elio does have
another new village called Los Algodonez that he is constructing for the
Haitians. The price to sponsor one of the new homes is $4,000. U.S.
I spoke to Dr. Bob yesterday and he said he would have a
list of the exact homes available in Ascension this coming weekend. He
also said that we can expect the tenants to take their belongings or sell
them. I will even need to insist that they leave the electrical wire as
they can even sell that outside! I am going to try and negotiate for the
family to leave some things. If they don't we have researched a price of
$200.00 per bunk bed, including the mattresses. Two or three of these
would be most sufficient. I have some spare sets of sheets here but not
extra blankets. Maybe in the future your group could pay a visit to
Wal-Mart and pick up lightweight bedding to send through Agape Flights. I
could put together a list of their needs after we get them in with the
bare essentials. A table with 4 chairs can be purchased in the local town
of Montellano for $100.00 U.S. and the brace for the large cooking pot
will only run about 100 pesos. This will allow them to have a charcoal
fire outside for their cooking. They will need basic kitchen things that I
can go to the 10 Peso store and buy.
I plan to take Robinson and his mother out there on Tuesday of next week,
after I have the list of homes, to check them out. The local public school
is walking distance from the village. Dr. Bob felt fairly confident that
the kids would be well established in their Spanish by September, just
from hanging out with the locals, if you want to consider sponsoring them
into the Kids Alive private sponsorship school right in Ascension. I am
going to find out all the particulars on that school when I go out on
Tuesday so I can forward that info for your consideration.
The local Western Union is located in Sosua in the Bomarito Building. Our
address for identification is: Freeman, Calle Pedro Clisante #12, Sosua,
I have to admit I do not know the family name.....I will get back to you
on that! I believe it is Marreta. I was also thinking that it would be
great if you could snap a shot of your group. I have a frame I can put
that in so I can actually put it on their wall when they move in. Just
send it to my e-mail. I think it is extremely important they understand
this support has faces.
We are now starting to see how different mission
groups are serving Haiti. There are those putting together medical teams,
those flying from Santiago to Haiti four times a day with small planes
loaded with donated cargo, and those ramping up with new homes in existing
In church Sunday I was able to speak with Elio Madonia regarding his
preparation for the influx of Haitians to the Dominican Republic. Elio is
a gentleman that retired here over 20 years ago and in his retirement has
built six villages for Dominicans and Haitians. He raises the funds for
these homes throughout North America and Europe. There are now 6 completed
villages with as many as 250 homes per village, as well as a new one
(called Paradise) he has recently finished the first 70 homes in. His
villages are called Trinity, Nazareth, Ascension, etc.
After our recent conversation, Elio called to tell me that he has a
specific village where we could make 30 homes available to Haitian
evacuees immediately. Since most people are on a waiting list for many
months and many more for a house to be built and dedicated, Steve & I were
most interested. The village of Ascension is located between us and Puerta
Plata. There is already a school (sponsored by Compassion I believe), a
medical clinic, a church, a woodworking shop, an art & craft shop for
teaching the women to sew and make things for the tourist industry, as
well as running water. Each of these homes were built with approximately $3000. to
$5000. raised by Elio. Elio actually gives a title to the women of the
household after a specified period of time. With the situation in Haiti,
there are families wanting to go back and help rebuild.
By American standards they are 1 or
2 room cinder block properties with access to running water and toilets.
An amazing upgrade to living in cardboard or on the ground in sugar cane
fields. Much opportunity here to help with the Haitian crisis.
Kitchen/Dining Hall where all children in the village 12 years and
under receive a Bible story and a free meal every Wednesday & Friday.
You can see the work of Elio Madonia on
www.thesamaritanfoundationdr.com -- I'm certain you can see Ascension on
his site. He has property and plans to begin the next village as soon as
he raises the money to put the much needed water line in! An amazing man
in his late 80's!
I have just come from Ascension with Robinson and his
mother. We took care of the purchase today as the other family was ready
with a truck to move all their belongings out. I had the sale written in
Molina's name (mother). I took a new padlock and secured the building
until we could figure out the necessary items to equip the house with so
they can move in. Based on your groups commitment, my husband felt it was
OK for us to go ahead and pay until your funds arrive. The total purchase
price was 33,000 pesos ($917.00 U.S.). I will take pictures when they
actually move into the house to send you. The house number FYI is #7 (yes,
seven) God is so good!! I love it when he lets us know it's in his hands!!
I checked out some prices at the nearest stores to Ascension for beds &
For bunk beds the cheapest price I found was $355.00 and for a double
$250.00. However, after talking to Dr. Bob he told me he has bunk
beds for $200. with metal frame & mattress. I think this is a great price.
Two of those will be sufficient for the kids and a I found a new double
bed with a box spring in a local store for only $80.00; that would be
sufficient for the mother for now as I can put some cinder blocks under it
to raise it slightly off the floor.
SO.........price of beds approximately $480.00.
A kitchen table with 6 chairs will cost $250.00 U.S. They do not need
other furnishings as the table and chairs are the living and dining area.I
have some cinder blocks and will get a few pieces of wood cut to create a
three tiered shelving area to get things off the floor in the kitchen
area. I also have a table cloth. Cookware, I believe, will run approximately $50.00
as they will cook with the cast iron pots over charcoal.
There is an 10 peso store in Puerta Plata where I can buy plates, cups,
utensils, buckets, broom, etc. I think $50.00 U.S. is sufficient for these
things. I will be stopping in at the 10 Pesos store tomorrow, so I will
get some exact figures.
Resource clinic for short term mission teams.
As I mentioned in our conversation, I have extra sets of sheets for the
beds, but not enough blankets. Those are best purchased at a Wal-mart in
the states! Prices here are quite high for such things.
For your consideration: This morning after the purchase was finalized, my
husband looked in the local English "Adscene" publication for used items
being sold by internationals. He found a gas stove for $111.00 U.S., a
double bed with frame and drawers under it for $200.00 and other
various things. These are ideas for down the road when you have
established a budget.....we can look for deals!!!! The previous occupant
even had a refrigerator............highly unusual in these
communities, but as they have free electricity.........those that can
afford them will buy them!
Another bit of praise FYI: I went to the Kids Alive
school in the Ascension community and was told that if the kids are
living in Ascension and registered at the local Dominican public
school that they are automatically allowed to go to this program. We
don't have to sponsor them.........Kids Alive provides that!!!
With this additional program the
kids get one hour of Bible class daily in addition to tutoring in all
classes to ensure they are prepared for the 8th grade National Exam, which
allows them to continue to high school. At Kids Alive they receive a meal
everyday at the school and uniforms are provided. With this extra help
with meals, if the church decides to augment the family food with the
$75.00 per month feeding program, this will take a lot of stress off the
mother to provide more food.
Robinson did ask me this morning if Ascension has a sewing school as his
two sisters had started classes and would like to continue. I know
Ascension had one, but will need to see if it is still ongoing. I have a
dear friend here who runs such a school in Sosua and has had success with
her students making money to provide for their families in a very tangible
I can buy a new singer or brothers sewing machine in Santiago
(along with thread and plenty of cloth for
US$500.00.. Anyway, just
thinking of ways to help them help themselves!!
I am scheduled to go to two of the Universities in Puerta Plata tomorrow,
one public and the other private, in order to get an exact cost of
attending each. I hope to go next week to the Christian University in
Santiago to do the same.
There are some of the other SCC mission outreaches
Click here to learn about
Michele: Sisters in Service
Joel Freeman: Return To Glory
Lee and Carol Short: Life
Savers Ministries International
Chris Peeler: Making the
Jonny and Jenn Clark:
Ireland...Youth With Mission (YWAM)
"Some Motivate to Mobilize. Why not
Mobilize to Motivate?"
-- Quote from Rev. Phillip Nelson, SIM
"What could be worse
than being born without sight? Being born with sight and
no vision." Helen Keller
How are you involved in Global Missions?
For details contact:
The SCC Missions Team
Box 305, Gambrills, MD 21054
As of December 2005, over 40 million people in the world are living
About 26 million of those infected live in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2005, over 3 million people died from AIDS.
In 2005, 5 million people were newly infected with HIV.
Over 2 million children (under age 15) are infected with HIV, with 2000
more children newly infected each day!
More than 14 million children have lost one or both parents
due to AIDS.
an ki ji ba a ki gani ba.
Hausa proverb meaning: If you refuse to listen, you cannot refuse to
see what will happen.