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Dominican Republic

The island of Hispaniola is the home of both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Both countries have shared the struggles of poverty, military dictatorships, and hurricanes. They also share beautiful beaches and pleasant warm weather.

This island was one of the first conquered by the Europeans in the early 16th century. The indigenous population was wiped out and was replaced by African slaves. Now, opportunities are scarce and the economy is supported by money sent back to the island by those living in Puerto Rico or the United States. The economic measures established by the government have made life more difficult for the vast majority of the population which has taken to the street to demand justice.

Pray for: The ministry of Xiomara Rosario-Savage, an ordained minister of the Evangelical Dominican Church, Co-Director of the Christian Center for Family Counseling as she provides new leadership to the institution in family counseling and therapy.

ALFALIT Dominicano, an ecumenical literacy and development organization providing programs for children at risk. 

 People In Mission

 
Holst, Ashley
Dominican Republic
Ashley Holst, a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Marion, Ill., serves as a Global Mission Intern in the Dominican Republic with Proyecto Caminante. She works with street children in Caminante's Outreach Ministry.
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