Scattered throughout the vast sugar cane fields in the Dominican Republics are small communities called bateys.
About the Ministry
Pastor Ramon and his team have a burden to see the more than 2 million Haitian immigrants who are living in the Dominican Republic reached with the Gospel. Many of these Haitian immigrants work in the bateyes (sugar cane plantations) day in and day out, earning only $2 per day.
The Reaching Haitian Immigrants project in the Dominican Republic is a multi-faceted ministry. So far, God is working in the following ways:
- – A church plant
- – A Christian school
- – A medical clinic
- – An orphanage
- – A special needs school
- – A seminary
Meet the Pastor: Ramon Garcia
Pastor Ramon Garcia has been in ministry for the past 30 years. He is currently the pastor of the Iglesia Bautista La Romana in the Dominican Republic. At the heart of Pastor Ramon is the local church because he believes that the church is the key to transformation in their community.
Because of that belief, Pastor Ramon has been leading his church and other Dominican churches to be involved in God’s work in a very diverse and multifaceted way.
- Pray for Haitians in the Dominican Republic to become mature believers who can disciple their own people.
- Pray that God would provide the medical team to continue that outreach.
- Ask God to provide North Americans with the right skill sets to come alongside Pastor Ramon in ministry.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)