Some of you may be wondering why we are still here in the States after announcing that we will be moving to the Dominican Republic to reach teenage girls enslaved in prostitution. Believe me, we do want to be there. However, one of of the main reasons we are still here in the States is to share our vision for our ministry and invite people to partner with us to see this vision come to pass. Since the cost of living in the Dominican Republic is higher than in Bolivia, and because our responsibilities will be different and greater than they were, we need monthly financial partners to join us.
If you want to be a part of changing lives in the Dominican Republic, contact us. We would love to hear from you.
We are currently in the process of becoming licensed, ordained and affiliated with an international organization. We are also incorporating as a ministry. (More on all of that later.)
The process for getting our Dominican Resident Visas is a lengthy one, and it begins here in the US. We’ve done the research in determining what the requirements are and have begun the process for obtaining a Residents Visa for all four of us.
One of our goals while we are here was to get Jolee’s US Passport. We are happy to say that we are passed the application process and are now just waiting for her passport to arrive. It may sound like such a simple thing, but it brings much excitement to us as a family.
Talk, talk, talk. That’s our girls favorite pass time. They even like to talk to each other through make believe ear pieces like secret agents. Jolee enjoys trains, cars, and tutus. Jalynne enjoys heels, super hero capes, and her karaoke machine. Both are very funny and so very cute. We kind of don’t want them to grow up because this is such a fun age!
Please don’t ever underestimate how important prayer is. We have seen the impossible happen because of your faithful prayers.
Please keep us in your prayers:
- during this time of transition with all of the ministry and family changes coming up.
- that all paper work processes may go smoothly.
- that God may make provision for our family and ministry in anyway he seems fit.
- for the Dominican people. Specifically for the hearts and lives of the teenage girls we will come in contact with there.
Thank you for taking the time to read up on what’s going on with us.
Jolee & Jalynne