D.R. News – VBS Safari “Courageous Faith”

We had a wonderful two weeks of Vacation Bible School at La Baliza.  We had a blast with our Safari theme and the boys and girls learned about being courageous in the Lord.  Many of the kids memorized all five of the verses, and everyone was challenged to courageously trust God. Pray that the seeds of the gospel that were sown will find a place in the hearts of these young ones as they continue to be a part of this community.

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Progress on La Escuelita school in the Dominican Republic

We have had a school at La Baliza for our younger boys, as well as children from the community, for several years. Around 27 children attend La Escuelita. Currently the school meets in various locations on the ranch, depending on what is available. It has long been on our wish list to have a building dedicated just for the school.

Last year, land was cleared and footings were poured. In March a team of thirteen people from Wisconsin spent a week at La Baliza completing the next phase of the school building- building the lower block walls and putting the electrical and plumbing systems in place.
The next phase will be upper wooden walls, and in June, a team from California will put on the roof. Our new school will have four classrooms, bathrooms, and an office. Needless to say, our teachers and students are super excited!

Venezuela News: Baptism

We are celebrating the baptism of three of our boys, Godson, Maikel, and Anthony! We are grateful to God for letting us see how they have grown and flourished in their ways. It was especially wonderful to see Maikel and Marvin’s mom and sister be baptized as well.

Boys, we love you and thank God for your lives. Go forth in His grace! “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ”. Galatians 3:26-27

 

  • Godson and his House Mother, Ana
  • Gisellg, Marvin, Maria, Anthony
  • Maikel, Godson, Anthony
  • Maikel and sister Betania
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  • Maikel, Godson, and board member Maribel
  • Maikel with his brother Marvin
  • Maikel with his sister, Betania
  • Maikel, his mom, Betania, Marvin
Godson and his House Mother, Ana1 Gisellg, Marvin, Maria, Anthony2 Maikel, Godson, Anthony3 Maikel and sister Betania4  5 Maikel, Godson, and Director Gisellg6 Maikel, Godson, and board member Maribel7  8 Maikel with his brother Marvin9 Maikel with his sister, Betania10 Maikel, his mom, Betania, Marvin11
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