On January 19, 2008, First Baptist Church of Downers Grove will be
sending out a team of adults on its fourth foreign mission's trip to
the Dominican Republic. Once again they have been asked to come back to
help with the general construction and to work with the children.
This time they will be completing a second floor addition for a
pre-school building in the Palo Blanco "Barrios" (slum area) which have
rat-infested shacks with dirt floors and drafty walls made from scraps
of wood and tin. This location is about 20 minutes from Jarabacoa, a
small village in the center of the Dominican Republic. The area's
adults will also have the opportunity to learn to read and write. The
team’s projects include painting, plumbing and electrical work. They
will also have an opportunity to minister to the children, at the EI
Arca orphanage for a couple afternoons.
Doyle Heimann from our Kiwanis Club will go with the First Baptist
Church volunteers. He is looking to families and friends from this
community to help support the trip in two ways. First and foremost, he
request your prayers that the work and time the team puts forth would
have an impact on the lives of the children and the community there in
Finally, Doyle would ask you to prayerfully consider financial support. The total cost for each team member is $1,280, which includes cost for airfare of $504 and $776 for construction materials, insurance, food and lodging costs.
- Pray for safety in travel as well as health and unity for all team members
- Pray for the spiritual growth that every member of the team would experience God more deeply as they serve
- Pray for success in accomplishing the task that they set out to do
This is a tax-deductible gift. Please make your check payable to Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove Illinois Foundation by December 31, 2007, and mail to:
Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove
PO Box 12
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Thank you for considering partnering with us in this ministry.
Kiwanis Human and Spiritual Values Committee
Other team volunteers: Doug Artis, Bob Beine, Fernando
Garza, Greg Gunderson, Kyle Haring, Tom Haring, Shayne Healey, Ed
McCabe, Paul Pleva, Kathleen Reilly, Bryan Rimmer, Jeanne Rimmer and
Lety Yon Kerens.
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