Our Santo Domingo East school is known in the local community as “Jesus in the Children School” and is a haven of love and care for over 175 children in this impoverished area. We offer a basic education program through 4th grade, and our after-school sports programs attract more than 80 boys and girls each week. read more »
We heard about Lucas* from some people in the neighborhood who were concerned for his well-being. Despite being very young, Lucas was found sleeping in abandoned cars or on the porches of neighbors, so we invited him to come and attend our care center programs, where he received homework help and a healthy meal. Our staff began to investigate more and found that he had a home, but that the relationship between Lucas and his mother wasn’t healthy. She often locked him out of the house at night if he was disobedient or stayed out too late.
Once we better understood the situation, we began to work with Lucas’s mother, giving her strategies to use in her parenting and helping to restore their relationship. His behavior started to change for the better and we enrolled him in a local school, where he became part of the soccer ministry. To be part of this group, the kids must attend church each week, and on one particular week, Lucas gave his life to Jesus. Now he is doing well in 7th grade, plays goalie on his soccer team, and helps lead the AWANA program at his school. What a blessing to see our work bearing fruit in this young man’s life!
*Name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.