Thanks for taking time to read this update from our local hero in Cotui, Milagros Dominguez.
The Lord is good, we had a wonderful end of year 2013 with all the Christmas celebration with the students, their parents and also with the staff. This time we were able to prepare a great meal for everybody, but to our staff we were also able to give them a small box with food, grapes and candies to take home, they were very excited. Year 2014 started very early for us with a wonderful team of young people from Houston that blessed us with a sports camp and Bible classes, it was awesome as the entire community could join the activities, those were days most children were still on vacation and some of the youth didn’t have class in their high school. Being able to see all the people that came and how well the Americans organized the sports camp was a blessing.
In December we’ve gotten ten new children in the program, this is not typical for that time of the year, but we could not close the door for those families, we trust the Lord very soon they will be sponsored. All my staff went to the retreat were the rest of the VisionTrust Dominicana staff around the country went, the place was very beautiful and the teaching was great, we came back with new challenges and new strategies to apply at our program. Year 2014 had a very active start, we are looking forward to the rest of the year! Blessings.
Top 5 Praises to God:
- We praise the Lord for all that were able to do with the children and the staff over Christmas.
- For all that we learned at the national retreat about living for God and loving others.
- For more children who are coming into our program, this is really great.
- For the team that came to blessed us with the sports camp.
- For all the love we received from the Dominican and American people of VisionTrust.
Top 5 Prayer Requests:
- Pray for Milagros- for strength and wisdom, many of the students are getting big now and I need to be equipped to serve them better.
- Please pray for the youth that is now coming for all over to play at the center, so they meet Jesus.
- For the staff so they continue to understand and apply the vision.
- For all the needs we still have like, the next 4 classrooms where we can have the computer room and office for the director.
- For more sponsors for the children that don’t have one.