Like the rest of the world, the corona virus and all of its ripples caught us by surprise. Though our weekly ministry has changed shape, we continue to advance with the following goals:
- Grow in unity as a team
- Care for our people
- Disciple our team members
- Contribute in positive ways to our community in the middle of this crisis.
When this is over, we will not go back to normal. We are striving for better than normal. With God's help, we will continue to get stronger, grow in unity and learn things that will help us serve children and families in our community even more effectively.
Here in the Dominican Republic, there have now been an 7288 confirmed cases of COVID-19, though only 67, 12 and 5 cases have been confirmed in the three provinces where our team lives and works, San Pedro, Hato Mayor and El Seibo, respectively.
All schools and most businesses are closed. Over Easter, travel between provinces was prohibited, and there is a 5pm curfew every day. The police go out every day at 5pm. We hear the sirens and pay attention. They do arrest and fine people who violate the 5pm curfew.