We are so thankful for the partnership God has given us with the Ambassadors of Jesus Children’s Home in Dominican Republic! This home provides 24/7 care to orphans and vulnerable children in Santo Domingo. Spiritual, physical & educational needs are met and God has provided in miraculous ways. Through ongoing relationships and mission trips, we have been able to see these children grow up and become leaders in the home, in their church and in their community.
How Did We Get Here? Ordinary People, Extraordinary God!
In 2008, we were introduced to Pastor Lucien Almanord and the Ambassadors of Jesus Ministry in Haiti and an incredible partnership was birthed. In 2011, North Pointe leaders prayed for God’s direction in missions for the year. Shortly after, we received the call from Pastor Lucien – “The children are suffering. We need help.” After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, countless families and children sought refuge in Dominican Republic. The result was abandoned and orphaned children who needed care. Children were sleeping in the streets and on the floors of churches and Pastor Lucien was able to find a rental home to provide shelter but they had no beds and not enough funds for basic necessities. By the end of 2011, God enabled North Pointe to financially support the Ambassadors of Jesus Children’s Home monthly to provide food and needs for the children.
December 2011 – Pastor Josh challenged NPC to raise $3000 for bunk beds. God provided over $5,000 in one Sunday! NPC took the first trip to DR to purchase bunk beds.
June 2012 – NPC Mission Team visits children’s home.
July 2012 – NPC Student Mission Team visits children’s home & provides backpacks, school supplies, shoes & clothing for every child.
August 2012 – God begins to grow our vision for deeper relationship and ongoing connection with the children.
Fall 2012 – NPC Staff prays about next steps for this Mission Partnership.
October 2012 – NPC Staff learns the rental home has been sold and the children will be displaced.
November 5, 2012 – NPC Team visits Dominican Republic to explore property options.
November 8, 2012 – NPC Team arrives back to the States & God has already started providing funds for purchasing a home.
November 10, 2012 – Before the team shared at Sundays service, nearly $70,000 had already been donated.
27 Days Later – God provided all the funds necessary to purchase the home! (Click here to read TBO Story)
2013 – The children moved into their new home, which was beyond what we could have asked or imagined!