Eddy & Carrie Ramos – Sharing the Vision, Dominican Republic





Ministerio Esperanza y Gozo

Hope & Joy Ministry

Eddy & Carrie Ramos, Dominican Republic


About the ministry:

In our last email, we shared about God's call in our lives and the new path and ministry He has called us to.  Today we would like to share more details about our new ministry with you.The name of the ministry is Ministerio Esperanza y Gozo (Hope and Joy Ministry).  Our theme verse is Romans 15:13 “Now may the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Our prayer is that the ministry will be a safe place where the children can come and learn about Jesus and through which we can also evangelize to their families and neighbors. We want to be a presence in the neighborhood, minister to the children, get to know the people and families, and lead them to Christ.




We are still searching for the best location for the ministry, but in the meantime we are so thankful that two households have offered us the use of their patios for our weekly activities.  We have an activity at Señora Maricela's house every Thursday afternoon and an activity at Señora Ramona's house every Saturday afternoon.  We also spend time in the neighborhood almost every day visiting, getting to know people, and building trust with the neighbors. We are so encouraged by their openness to us and by their excitement for the ministry. We have 20 to 30 kids attending each Thursday and 50 to 60 kids each Saturday.

We also have plans for when we have our own location.  We plan to continue with our larger VBS type activities that we have already started, but also have more organized, smaller activities available; like reading classes, homework club, English classes, Bible Study, etc.  We are very excited about all the ways we can serve the children and the community, but we are also focused on prayer and putting God’s will first in all that we do.

A part from visiting and weekly activities, we have also been working hard on getting everything up and running and organized for the ministry.  We are continuing to get the finances and paperwork organized and, praise God, our ministry is now named with the Dominican government.




Prayer Requests: 

  • Please pray that God would open the door for the location that He wants for the ministry. 
  • Pray for the kids that we are serving and their families, that their hearts may be open to the Lord.
  • Please pray for us as we stand firm in the Lord and discern the Lord's will for us as we serve this community.
  • Please pray for Eddy as he continues his theological studies and works towards his goal of becoming a pastor

Giving Opportunities:

  • We have created an Amazon Wishlist for the ministry.  If you would like to help, you can click on the link and purchase an item off the list.  The item will automatically be shipped to our box with Agape Flights in Florida, and a missionary plane will bring it down to us in the DR.  Click the link below to see the wish list.


Hope & Joy Ministry Amazon Wish List





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To donate towards the ministry of Eddy and Carrie Ramos, send a check to:
Global Outreach Mission
PO Box 2010
Buffalo, NY 14231
Please include a note stating that the donation is for Eddy and Carrie Ramos.
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