Begun in 1994, the ministry of Word of Life in Dominican Republic today is led by Marcelo Diez.
WOL DR just purchased, in January 2016, a new 15 acre beach front property with 42 buildings that need converted into camper dorms, hotel rooms, staff housing and family units. This new developing camp property will house 400 campers, 18 family cabin rooms, 12 hotel units and so much more. A full sport complex is designed and a main dining hall and auditorium for 600 guests. With so much to do we need your help! Volunteers can help us in many ways at the camp property. Help is need to complete the work: landscaping, sidewalks, project construction, electrical, plumbing, painting and there is work for everyone. All main electric, water and septic lines need installed for all buildings.
Our goal is to use this camp property as a staging area for training young men and women sending them out into the churches in the DR to be servant leaders. At this time there are over 40 Bible Club programs with more than 200 leaders working with teens in these local churches. The camp will also be used for church retreats, conferences, and of course SUMMER CAMP!
Pray about coming to join us in the work. We would love to have you here to see the ministry for yourself!
The Dominican Republic shares an island with the country of Haiti and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Nearly 80 percent of the country's 49,000 sq. km is covered with mountains, but some 20 distinct topographical areas exist in Dominican Republic. About half of the nearly eight million residents live in rural areas and more than two-thirds of the island's people live in substandard conditions. Roman Catholicism is the country's official religion and about 90 percent profess this. About half of the population are believed to be involved in occult practices. Only five percent claim to be Christian.
Proyecto #11 Arroyo Hondo
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
An update from Stephanie, an intern in the Dominican Republic: We have had great opportunities to visit different churches and to share God's word with parents from Compassion. Justo performed magic tricks in a way that presents the gospel at a kids ministry and Anilsa spoke at a women meeting about... read more
Stephanie, intern in the Dominican Republic: The past month and a half has been crazy but so exciting to see God work here in the Dominican Republic! We had a group from Guatemala come to help with camp and ministry; they were a great blessing to work with. As a team, we all worked together to ... read more
Becky, intern in the Dominican Republic: Camp was busy and tiring but great! I was able to be in charge of the Dining hall (making sure all the food was out and everyone was served, etc) and was also a counselor. Being a counselor was very challenging, especially because of the language barrier, but... read more
We participated in a sport outreach at Tampa Bay Academy here in the Dominican Republic. The manager of the team that we play against said, "Never in my life have I had an experience like this before. Thank you for what you have done for us... read more
We started the month with the team retreat to prepare for the camp season. This was the first time we had a staff retreat that focused on team work and ministering together. It was exciting! Several of the team members said, "Now I understand what it means to work as a team during the camp". It was ... read more
We presented our youth conference in three different cities. The conferences went very well. God used His Word in powerful ways. In the capital city, Sto Domingo, the people were saying these kind of activities are needed more often so that the youth can come and be exposed to the Word of God... read more
We held an evangelistic outreach in a village that we believe it was the first time they heard the Word of God. That day a lot of the people in the village came to the Lord. After we finished, we gave out New Testament Bibles to those who believed. Before we left at the end of the day, one of the ... read more
The Dominican Republic has a thriving Word of Life ministry and each year they set a goal to see further growth both in their missionaries as well as those they are ministering to. This year their focus is to get back to what Jesus calls every believer to in Matthew 28:19-20 "making disciples." They... read more