Faces like these are true representations of new life! Death is real. Their dead situations were real. One single father recently told us that our center’s presence allowed him the opportunity to work so that he could provide for his small children. Prior to the existence of our center, he had to leave them alone without any supervision. He spent many days without the means to feed them because they were never safe when left alone, but had no one to help. Their mom walked out and never returned. Today, his children have that needed care, food and education. That is the power of the resurrection of Christ!
The ability to bring life to what is literally gone keeps us going. That ability is found in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We promote Him each time we go door to door to share His story. We elevate Him when we open those center doors each morning. We exalt Him each time someone walks into one of our Vida en Cristo churches. As He is lifted up, new life is extended.
Children who once rummaged through a trash dump to eat now sit at a table for a meal each day. That’s the power of the resurrection!
Women who sold their worth to the highest bidder now stand to lead worship at church. That’s the power of the resurrection!
Men who chose to walk away from their responsibilities are now working the best they can to support their families. That’s the power of the resurrection!
A little girl who recognized the dehumanitizing touches of men is now safe and secure. That’s the power of the resurrection!
Young girls and young boys who were convinced that a life on the streets was the only way to go are now on those same streets sharing the truth of our Savior. That’s the power of the resurrection!
Shall I say more?
How about forgotten communities that now find hope each day? Or the elderly who are no longer alone? Or the scores of young missionaries who find new meaning while on HOPE Mountain? His resurrection power is evident throughout our ministry every day, yet we face a crisis situation. We need to rebuild our financial support.
As we face a huge decline in our financial support, we seem to be walking through our own version of the “valley of the shadow of death”. Yes, it’s only a shadow, but it sure feels like death! On this resurrection Sunday, will you consider a special gift for HOPE Dominican Republic? DONATE HERE
If our centers shut down, many children may find themselves back at the trash dump.
If our churches close their doors, countless lives will miss out on the truth of our Savior.
If HOPE Mountain closes it’s gates, scores of young people will miss out on the opportunity to serve Him and to glean from His presence.
Will you be a part of God’s resurrection power today?
You see, you and I have a choice. We can turn our heads and close our eyes to their plight and continue with life. They, unfortunately can’t do the same.
If our Moca church closes it’s doors, the single mom who cares for her invalid daughters won’t have our help.
That dad in Puerto Plata won’t be able to work any more.
That sweet little girl won’t have a safe place.
Those women, those teens, those men will all have to start all over again without the proper tools.
If you already give, please double your gift today. If you have not given, please do so today. Four gifts of $1,000 to get us on track for this month. Eight gifts of $500 will do the same. Real lives depend upon your donations. Please come alongside the powerful work of God in the Dominican Republic today. We need you!