Yes! We are always changing our plan for what we can and cannot do each month due to what donations we bring in each month for #missionaryatheart! Even though some months mean more or less donations than others, I know God has a plan and we are continuing to make a difference in so many kids lives. If we only help one child each day or month, it is so worth it and I know God will always provide! We would love for you to learn more about #missionaryatheart and get plugged in: www.dominicankids.com/projects
Happy Friday from #missionaryatheart! Today I am so very humbled as I think back on all God has done through #missionaryatheart in just a few short years. When we first started this ministry, I had no idea it would grow like it has! But doors continue to open and I am forever grateful! We consistently have over 100 kids that come to our mission house each week as part of our street kids feeding program for a hot meal, clean water, fresh clothes, a shower, basic hygiene needs, bible study, and to play in a safe environment. We have built houses for families, helped kids and adults obtain proper medical care, provided financial assistance for back to school, funerals, operations, tragedies, and many other situations. We have even been able to provide a few local Dominican individuals with long term employment at our mission house and in turn they have been able to provide a future for their families. I could go on and on! Overall what I am most thankful for is that we have been able to pour into so many desperate kids and adults who have never even felt the slightest taste of love before. Kids and adults that felt they had been forgotten and were unworthy. We have been able to welcome them with open arms and open hearts and pour our love into them and teach them about God’s unending love for them. The journey of mission work is so so hard at times. It’s so difficult to fundraise and make ends meet, and the need grows bigger and bigger ever single day due to the intense level of poverty these families face, yet God continues to provide and I know He will always make a way!
If you’ve ever supported #missionaryatheart, thank you! From the bottom of my heart, we truly cannot do what we do without people just like you! We are so very grateful for every single person who loves, prays for, and supports #missionaryatheart!
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The parents of one of the boys that lives in one of the villages we take care of in the Dominican came to our mission house earlier this week asking for help for their son. The son (pictured) has had a piece of broken glass embedded in his foot for over 2 MONTHS. The family is incredibly poverty stricken and tried taking the boy to the local hospital in town that provides free services, however they were told nothing could be done 😥 that’s a free hospital with little education in a third world country for you. Luckily the family knew about our mission and came to our mission house for help! We were able to remove the glass from his foot and clean his wound really well. You just never know what a typical day for #missionaryatheart might look like!
We have two brothers that have been coming to our mission house for a few years now. They live in a alone tiny shack with a leaky roof and one sleeps in a homemade hammock made from a sheet and the other sleeps on a makeshift bed he made out of sticks and a few thin T-shirt’s.
The boys names are John and Ali. They have very little family support and consider us their family. They are older so we let them help out around the mission house doing differmotoent jobs in order to earn a little money and learn life skills. Well the boys truly surprised me and have been saving up all of the $ they have been earning at our mission house and put a down payment on an inexpensive motorcycle! Now they will have their own transportation to and from our mission house and they can earn money by giving others rides on their moto and start a job as a “moto coache”! I know this doesn’t seem like a big deal but they don’t get paid much at all when they help us out and rather than blowing the money they do make on something silly they saved up and spent it on something that will last and make a difference in their lives.
These brothers have a speacial place in my heart and I am so proud of them! It is moments like these that make me realize we truly are making a difference, one at a time! #missionaryatheart
Help us help John and Ali and other kids just like them!! Visit: www.dominicankids.com/projects