Over the past 10 years, we have provided support the GSO in Vallejuelo, RD. The orphanage houses more than 30 children and is managed by Egoitz and Sol. The future of this country lies in its youth yet there are many threats to children here that make growing up dangerous and often result in repeating similar patterns of the adult community. Marriage is not the norm and men often have children by several women, providing little or no support to the mothers and children. Prostitution, drugs and alcohol abuse is rampant and witchcraft is common. These are the challenges faced by the pastors and church leaders we work with and it is why many of them focus first on the children and youth.
Our recent special projects included providing new shoes for every child, clothes, medicine and food for the pantry.
We continue to collect personal items, toiletries, clothes, food, movies, medicine and books for the children and youth at the orphanage making regular deliveries during our trips throughout the year.