The Latin America and Caribbean Region had a special visitor this week. Deaconess Tiffany Manor, Director of LCMS Life Ministry, arrived in Santiago, Dominican Republic, to meet with the region’s Life Coordinator, Jamielynn Tinkey Flores, and other regional team members.
Our heavenly Father is faithful and has certainly protected and provided for His six children that He has placed in our care. January 3, 2021, marked the 10th anniversary of our kids moving out of the government orphanage and into the loving home prepared for them. The Lord has heard your prayers on their behalf. He has provided through all of you over the past ten years so that they might know the love of Christ Jesus.
This time of pandemic has been a new experience for many people worldwide. The social situation and the negative effect that this has caused is a common theme among people. Work restrictions, unemployment, the rising price of food products, the suspension of urban and interurban transport, medicines, and the improvised virtual educational system – these are some of the frequent topics of conversation.
DCE Krista Young leads the missionary kids in a weekly bible study.
The Rev. Ronald Rall and his wife Mary Anne served as LCMS missionaries in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 1973–1981. After returning to the U.S. they continued mission trips to PNG. In 2018, the LCMS Office of International Mission called the Rev. Rall to teach part time at a seminary in PNG.
Tom and Debi Going have served as LCMS missionaries for over 25 years.
Monica Naumann serves in Sri Lanka with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Edward Naumann, caring for her family, sharing the Gospel and advocating for foster care for children living in orphanages.
People come here to survive—not voluntarily. Waves of Venezuelans, including nurses, dentists, engineers, teachers, students, and others, reluctantly take the short, ninety-minute flight to the Dominican Republic, and embark on a life vastly different from what they are accustomed to. Having left behind family and friends, home, and everything familiar, they begin life again, from scratch. They leave the country that they love, not because they want to, but because they have no other option if they want to live.