About their work:
Their ministry was founded in the year 2000. It's a ministry dedicated to the teaching and preaching of the Gospel, in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Currently they have 3 churches planted. One church is on the border of Haiti and the DR, another church is in Vista Bella and the third congregation is in Puerto Plata. They operate pre-schools and vocational schools for job training in Haiti, the border of Haiti, Vista Bella, Puerto Plata and the Mountain area of Puerto Plata.
They host conferences throughout the country as well as plant churches in remote areas where churches do not yet exists. They also plant vocational schools to help educate children, teens and adults. They also teach adults to read and write, they teach English, handcrafts, sewing and other skills that will help people get jobs.
Where they work:
Puerto Plata is a very dynamic small city along the Northern coast of the Dominican Republic where tourism is a strong part of the economy. However, the spiritual darkness can be felt in the areas of child prostitution, alchoholism and drug abuse. Currently, the economy is very low and people cannot find jobs so social crimes rise every day. The people of Puerto Plata feel insecure. They have found an answer to this complex problem, they have developed programs and projects to bring people into a close relationships with Christ and the confidence of God's love. They are equipping people to find jobs and use their skills to survive. Seeing God as their foundation of their lives, education as tools and work as a natural source to make their living.
How you can pray:
- Vision. Our vision is to build a training center in the mountains of Puerto Plata where mission teams, families, teens, professionals and business people can come to be trained to go and do ministry. It can accomodate groups to stay during their mission trip to the Dominican Republic or through Summer Camps. Currently they lease a facility. To purchase this facility would be $67,000.00 USD.
- Finances. This ministry faces many needs while ministering in a very low income area. In order to generate more funds for their ministry, they build mail boxes to sale. They still need equipment and wood to build more.
How you can help:
They have been praying for people to sponsor 5 teachers for their schools. Their desire is to offer the poor villages where they minister more technical courses to train them in job skills. For example, people have been requesting computer classes, but they don't have the funding to purchase computers or funding to pay teachers. $1,000.00 USD per month can fund 5 teachers plus snacks for all the students in all the schools.
About Pastor Pedro:
Pastor Pedro Florentino was born in Santo Domingo, the captical city of the Dominican Republic, where he lived with his wife, Alexandra, and their two children, Abigail 4, and Isaac 2. As a child, Pedro helped his mother do children's ministry around different neighborhoods of Puerto Plata. When he was 18 he decided to obey God, today and since 2004 he is a full time minister of the Gospel having planted 2 churches in Puerto Plata, have provided help to Churches and schools in Haiti. He has also shared in revival meetings, conferences and times of fellowship in countries as Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands, Germany, USA & Canada. Today Pastor Pedro's passion and commitment is to obey God and to fulfill the great commission to go preach the Gospel to all nations, help the most needy, plant new churches and share the Gospel with those who God brings across his path.