Helping Hands in La Romana
This is a follow-up to last week’s mission work in the Dominican Republic. It is also a way to let you see some of the ways your prayers, gifts, and talents were used by God to care for one of His own.
In June, one of my posts had the title above. It was written to engage people to pray for Fatima and help her with the ministry she has in Brizas del Mar and Hope Mission (in La Romana). People responded with gifts for the work and others responded by volunteering to go. Still others agreed to pray and every bit of it was needed and helpful.
Last week’s mission team had multiple construction projects. One was at Fatima’s house. Her house had no functional bathroom. The team started from scratch and provided this community healthcare nurse a bathroom. As I said in the previous post, I cannot (you cannot) personally reach and minister to all the people in this neighborhood of La Romana. However, I can assist the person who at one time or another will see nearly every person who lives there. That is what we did: We assisted and enabled a faithful minister to do her job a little better.
All the comments I received from the mission team told me Fatima was grateful, overjoyed, happy, and tearful. Obviously, her emotions ran the gamut. My goal here is to share the work with you (also see posts from last week) and to thank you for making such a difference in her life and ministry.