In June 2011, we sent a missionary family, the Little’s, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to serve as Lifeline’s ambassadors. During the first year of ministry, the Little’s were given great opportunity to be heavily involved in their community as they taught English at a local school. Alongside teaching English, our (un)adopted team began praying for partnerships and opportunities to serve street kids in Puerto Plata. In his grace, the Lord connected us to Niños de la Luz (Children of the Light), an organization, a family that shares our desires to reach the youth of this country with the Gospel and shepherd them to become disciple-makers. We are thankful for the Lord’s provision of connecting (un)adopted with such an amazing ministry. Niños de la Luz, founded by Jon and Shannon Haslett, is a ministry that reaches out to street kids and offers them hope through the Gospel. Twelve former street kids live at La Baliza Ranch in a family-style home where they have “parents” and a “big brother”. The boys do life together as brothers, attending school, sharing meals, studying God’s word and praying together. Their daily life is built on a family discipleship model. The Little’s are part of Iglesia Biblica Cristiana, a local church in Dominican Republic. The Little’s feel like family at Iglesia Biblica Cristiana, where the Lord continues to deepen their relationships with the local Body of Christ and provide them with Believing ministry partners. The Little’s are part of a weekly Bible study and prayer meeting. The Little’s are thankful for the ways God is connecting the church, the students from their school, and Niños de la Luz to see the Gospel go forth in the Dominican Republic.
Pray for the Little’s and their ministry.
Pray for unity, clear communication, good relationships, strong partnerships and community transformation.
Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed and heard and for people to respond by trusting in Christ for salvation.
Pray that people in the community would love and lead their families with the hope of the Gospel.