Eddy & Carrie Ramos – Sharing the Vision, Dominican Republic

Ministerio Esperanza y Gozo

Hope & Joy Ministry

Eddy & Carrie Ramos
"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." Romans 15:13

 
 
 

Our Trip to the States

 

 

 

Dear friends and family,

Greetings from Santiago!  There is so much to catch you up on!

In our last email, we let you know that we were planning a trip to the states on home assignment.  We were in the Illinois/Indiana area for about six weeks from mid-December until the end of January.  While we were there, we had the opportunity to visit seven churches.  We also enjoyed hosting get-togethers with our supporters and had several individual meetings as well. 

As you may remember, we also had a fundraising goal for our trip to the states as well. We praise God for the money we were able to raise for Hope and Joy Ministry.  Thank you so much to everyone who either gave a one-time donation or who became a monthly partner, or increased your monthly support.  We were so encouraged by the reaction people had to our updates and the testimonies we shared and we thank God for all of you who partner with us and pray for us.

We are still looking for new monthly partners. If you would like to make a monthly pledge to help support the ministry costs of Hope and Joy Ministry, please click the partnership slip link below, print and fill out the form, and mail it in to Global Outreach Mission, PO Box 2010, Buffalo, NY 14231.

"For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen." Romans 11:36

 

Partnership Slip

 

 

 

Back in the DR!

 

 

 

While we were thankful for our time in the states, we are so glad to be back in the DR and back with the kids that we serve.  Even though we were able to stay in touch with the kids by video-calling one of the moms that helps with our ministry as she continued hosting activities for the kids in our absence, it was not the same. We missed them so much while we were gone and we are so happy to be back to seeing them several times a week.  

The ministry continues to grow.  Our numbers are increasing steadily.  We are especially encouraged in the La Vereda area where we have activities on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  The kids are growing so much and the families have been so open and receptive to us. 

We have also been blessed with visitors since we have been back.  First, our new friends Emma and Mikaela.   Emma originally connected with us last year on Instagram and she contacted us again when she decided to come down to the DR this Spring to visit her friend Mikaela (who was an exchange student at a university here in town.) While Emma was here visiting her friend, she also spent time working with us and helping at Hope and Joy Ministry. It was such a blessing to have Emma visit and we were thankful to get to meet Mikaela and have both of their help at the activities that week.  We were also blessed when Mikaela decided to continue to volunteer to help at our activities after Emma left.

The "Grannies on a Mission" were in town a few weeks ago as well and we were so glad that they were able to visit our Saturday activity while they were here.  Our kids LOVE meeting new people and having visitors show up.  They had lots of questions for the grannies and loved meeting them. 

"We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing."
1 Thessalonians 1:3

 

 

We love visitors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Requests

  • In April, one of our children from our Thursday group and her father were in an accident. Her father was badly hurt and, sadly, the little girl did not make it. She was only five years old.  Please pray for this beloved little girl’s family; especially her dad who is still recovering and her mom, grandma, and sister who are heartbroken. Pray for the children we serve, who are struggling to understand and are mourning the loss of their friend. Pray for the community as they rally around the family. And pray for wisdom for us as we minister to the family and children, that God would give us the words to speak.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalms 34:18

Praises

  • We praise God for our amazing supporters in the United States.
  • We praise God for our visitors
  • We praise God for our upcoming team this summer.
  • We praise God for the seeds that God is planting in the hearts of the children that we are ministering to.

Giving Opportunities

  • If you would like to support Hope & Joy Ministry, you can click the "donate online" button below or you can send a check to the address below with a note stating your donation is intended for "Eddy and Carrie Ramos/Hope and Joy Ministry."
  • Show your support by following our Hope and Joy Facebook or Instagram pages and liking or commenting on our posts. We post pictures and videos a few times each week. 
  • If you are interested in becoming a monthly partner, click the partnership slip link, print and fill out the form, and mail it in to Global Outreach Mission.

 

 

 

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.
To donate online, click the button below.

 

 

 

 

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