Dominican Republic (DR)

Bethel Child Development Center

Rancho Arriba, Dominican Repubic


Work & Witness Team, Spring 2022 Update

Please be praying for the final preparations for our 12 member Work &Witness Team that will be return to Rancho Arriba in March of 2022. Their goals for this trip: 

  • Remodel and finish the facility at the Child Development Center
  • Install a septic tank for better wastewater management
  • Assist with children's ministries, including a Vacation Bible School
  • Relaunching the Child Development Center and the church in a community that was hard hit by the COVID in 2020-2021

Work & Witness Team, Spring 2016 Update

  • Phase 2, of the work started in 2008, has been completed in Rancho Arriba with the addition of an orphanage for a small number of children and a large group area.

  • The Village held sports and medical clinics, and the first dental clinic.

  • The church in Rancho Arriba has started a church plant site on the other side of town, and, on their own, completed a basic building for worship.

  • The Village will continue to stay connected and support Rancho Arriba, and plans to send teams periodically to help perform maintenance and possibly medical or dental clinics in the future.

Work & Witness Team, Spring 2015 update

  • Great progress has been made! A lot of physical work has been done on the site during the team’s stay. They spent some time watching the students learn in their classroom, and had a little extra time to play with the kids!

  • Special recognition of 10 year old Nathan Fisher, who worked hard all day long, right alongside the team (he even outlasted some of the adults), and he did it all with a smile! He said that working on the building was the highlight of his day each day we were there!

  • Seeing how The Village Church is impacting the lives of families in this community here in the Dominican Republic, is truly an amazing thing. It is a team effort on all fronts – Thank you for your continued efforts and support!

Work & Witness Team, 2013-2014 Summary

  • A Work & Witness team assisted in the construction of a new facility at the Senda Infantil Child Development Center in San Juan De La Maguana, Dominican Republic, providing a facility to care and connect with more Dominican families.

  • Villagers support 124 children of the Rancho Arriba Child Development Center in the Dominican Republic.

  • The Rancho Vision Project impacts hundreds of Dominicans every day providing diagnosis clinics, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Over 70 children have received eye surgeries.