Dominican Team 2016

This Spring Break, OneCommunity had a team of 18, including 11 teens under the age of 17, spend the week serving in a remote village outside of Barahona, Dominican Republic.

Water. Something we take for granted. Yet all too many go without clean water. In this rural village outside of Barahona, DR, the average family spends over 60% of their salary on pure water. By providing clean water options, they agree to not only provide water for their own family but also to provide for their neighbors. There are also local leaders in the church who have been trained how to service and care for the filters. This allows them also to check in on families and minister to their needs. Water is Life.

The power of bubbles.  Did you know language barriers, fear, and insecurities can be removed through bubbles? Yes bubbles! Our team made new friends quickly, played, laughed and giggled their way into the hearts of the local children by blowing bubbles, jumping rope, braiding hair and just holding hands. The children of the village found their self-esteem and self-worth lifted, as they were in awe of visitors that came all the way from America to play and spend time with them. Our team, in turn, sat and told them about Jesus Christ and explained salvation that is found in Jesus Christ alone.

Prayer Walks.  Our team, together with the local pastor and leaders from the church, conducted a prayer walk through the village. Stopping along the way to talk with adults and children alike of God’s love for them. While our team will leave, the locals were introduced to the local pastor and church which is there for them, in their community, every day.

Thank you to this team of teens, young adults and parents who use their spring break to serve others and Change Lives!