Impacting the Generational Legacy of a
Moline Providence Joseph and her family in front of their new home





















a Severn Covenant Church mission outreach

~ P U R P O S E    O F    T H I S    W E B    S I T E ~


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 SCC.
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 this family.

Below is a link to the other mission outreaches that SCC helps.
Each mission outreach is involved in the generational legacy concept.


On 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.

   Moline's 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.


N E W   H O M E   F O R   H A I T I A N   F A M I L Y

   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 Covenant Church"

L to R: Garry (16), Dania (11), Louina (14), friend they brought from the previous
Haitian village
(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!

1)      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.

2)      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)

3)      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.

4)      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.

5)      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.

6)      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

7)      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.

8)      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.

9)      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.

10)   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 credits!!!!!

11)    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! >>>>>>>

12)   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...



  • 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. -- DONE!

  • 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 shoe.
            Jeff would wear a size 8 in clothing and a 10 or 12 shoe.
             Garry is easily a size 16 in clothing. 
              Moline 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 thinking: email

  • 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.

ESSENTIALS    monthly
1st year (2010-Sept 2011) has been
covered by anonymous benefactor

Uniforms……..$125.00  1x year
Kids Alive……$105.00
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 items)

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
Washer/dryer combo……..$216.00
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               $2,471.00
                          (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 school uniforms

Louina and Dania with the new sewing machine and material

new Singer sewing machine and material/supplies

Just below
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)

Dear Friends,

   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 Republic...

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 garden.

Excited about their new home!

Sleeping area

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 D.R. 

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, Puerta Plata.

  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 Haitian Villages.

   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 & tables. 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 way.

   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 them

  • Michele: Sisters in Service

  • Joel Freeman: Return To Glory

  • Lee and Carol Short: Life Savers Ministries International

  • Chris Peeler: Making the Gospel Known

  • Jonny and Jenn Clark: Ireland...Youth With  Mission (YWAM)

  • Nepal


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Something To Think About

As of December 2005, over 40 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS.
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.

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