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Pastoral Training in the Bateys


Scattered throughout the vast sugar cane fields in the Dominican Republics are small communities called bateys. These communities consist of Haitian immigrants who work long hours harvesting sugar cane, earning about $2/day. Many of these communities lack basic physical infrastructure such as running water and electricity and life can be difficult for the Haitians who end up here.

People in the Bateys Are Hungry for God's Word

However, it is not uncommon to find a church building within these communities. Recently, Live Global teammates started a church leadership training initiative among the pastors and lay leaders who minister within the bateys. What a blessing it was to see 75 leaders join us for the first session of pastoral training in the bateys!

As the Live Global team began meeting with these leaders, they discovered that many people in their congregations did not have Bibles. They also discovered that even some of the leaders did not have access to God’s Word!  

How You Can Equip Others for Every Good Work

Perhaps, God is calling you to be part of this initiative by helping provide some resources so these leaders and their congregations “may be equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).


In addition to his church, Pastor Ramon has a burden for the more than 2 million Haitian immigrants who are living in the Dominican Republic.

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  • 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.
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