God is Moving in Sosua

Monday, February 28th, 2011 and is filed under Uncategorized

This month I would like to update you on a few things that have been going on here as God is moving in Sosua.  February has had its share of ups and downs.   I have been working with women and children in the Sosua area that are involved or at risk due to the sex trafficking and tourism in the Dominican Republic.   One woman in particular had a pre-mature baby on 1-11-11.  His name is Byron.   She was a prostitute and he was a product of this and she didn’t want him.   In fact, she tried to get rid of him on several occasions.   After he was born, she left him in the hospital with no intention of returning.  God had other plans.

The lady had a God encounter with a few missionaries and learned how valuable she is to the Lord and that he precious baby was as well.   Through this witness, she accepted Jesus as her savior and went back to take care of the baby.   Byron was 3 lbs. at birth and is now up to 6 lbs.  It has taken some trips back to the hospital for hydration and medication a few times, but we have helped in any way we can.  Once, we stopped by the hospital to check on Byron unexpectedly.   The Mommy had just stepped out, but her Bible was open and lying in the crib with him because she had been reading him scripture.   It has been amazing to see this miraculous transformation in her life!

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Exciting Month in the Dominican Republic

Monday, February 28th, 2011 and is filed under Uncategorized

We are a little over a month back in the DR and it has been an exciting time for Go MAD Ministries. Let me see if I can catch you up on all that we have been doing.

We made a trip to Santo Domingo in the first week were back to meet with a visiting team from Nebraska. While there Renee was able to make a trip to Ikea to purchase some decorating items for the dress shop. When we got back in Sosua it was time to begin the remodel. Very quickly into the remodel it was discovered that we had a large hive of honey bees in one of the walls. So at first I thought I could just take care of them myself, but after about 1 minute I decided it was time to call a professional. This set us back three days but then the bees were gone and we could start moving forward. We had a new window built and installed, ceiling repairs done, new flooring put down upstairs, painted all the windows and doors, hung a few things on the walls, etc. We are currently having racks built which should be done on March 1st. Our hangers should arrive from the U.S. on March 2nd which will give us time to make our opening date of March 7th.

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