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Projects done in Dominican Republic by congregations that received Mission Match® funds

March 2008

Congregation in Ohio installs plumbing and electricity in church and provides medical care in the Dominican Republic   (click to open/close)

A United Methodist church in Ohio sent a team to the Dominican Republic. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, the congregation was returning to a church that they had previously constructed on a mission trip. "We want to provide a construction team go back to install plumbing and electric for the church. We also want to take a medical team that will provide medical care and medicine to some of the poorest in the area." A follow-up report to Mission Match from the Ohio congregation stated, "In addition to our construction project, our medical team saw 576 patients in Haitian refugee communities." In comments from the congregation they said, "What a blessing the trip was! It was such a blessing to have Mission Match partner with us in the Dominican. The work of the Lord is in full force in the areas we are ministering to. The people are so appreciative and thank God for the work that is taking place there."

Summer 2007

Congregation in Minnesota does evangelism and church construction in the Dominican Republic   (click to open/close)

A non-denominational independent Bible church in Minnesota sent a team to the Dominican Republic. They partnered with Youth With A Mission. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, "they plan to build a church and minister to the orphans and elderly, counsel families, and do street evangelism." According to application materials, the church was to provide food, shoes, learning materials and hygienic supplies for the children's ministry, and children's gifts to hand out during the time of street ministry, as well as building supplies for the church. Follow-up comments to Mission Match from a team member say, "We also were able to buy food for local orphanages, drug rehabilitation center, and leprosy center. As a team, we were able to personally deliver this food to them as well as show the love of God by spending time with the children and adults." Additional follow-up comments from the congregation stated, "Mission Match provided a challenge to give towards a specific missions project and we met the challenge! We were able to present a clear fundraising goal along with the missions projects. It provided a tangible way for members to connect and to get excited about giving. Knowing their dollars would be 'doubled' was a great incentive along with knowing how, when and where the funds would be used. Funds were raised in a short amount of time with little difficulty. We are very thankful for this opportunity and look forward to continue increasing our missions giving."

June - July 2007

Congregation in Ohio builds a new roof on a church, provides medical care, and holds a Vacation Bible School in the Dominican Republic   (click to open/close)

A United Methodist Church in Ohio sent a mission team to the Dominican Republic to build a church. According to the congregation's Mission Match application, the "mission team of 30 includes a construction team to work on building a new roof on a new church building, a medical team to provide free medical care and medicines to those in need, and a Vacation Bible School/community outreach team who are the hands and feet of Jesus to hundreds each day." The application materials continued, "As a church family, we felt led to build a church in a third world country. Funds were used to purchase land and building supplies. It is our prayer that when the church building is complete, it will draw many people to Christ as we open our arms and reach out to them." According to a follow-up report from the church to Mission Match, "The Mission Match opportunity has deepened the knowledge of what missions are going on and the costs involved. The trip was wonderful and many seeds were planted for Christ to reign in the lives of hundreds of people."