tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47858 Dominican Republic Stories 2011-05-30T15:53:45.56-06:00 Compassion International Bringing the Gospel to Prisoners tag:compassion.com,2011-26-14:5-45939 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-03-14T16:26:00-06:00 Adones Martinez, Dominican Republic Field Communication Specialist

At a young age Mafelin was a leader, but her rebellious spirit worked against her.

Growing Up in a Broken Home tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-32962 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-11-16T00:00:00-07:00 Adones Martinez, Dominican Republic Field Communication Specialist

The absence of a father and the limitations of poverty should have paved a bleak path for Yuleisy. Instead, she is walking on a path redeemed by God.

Giving Christmas Back tag:compassion.com,2009-00-17:5-32793 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-09-17T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell with Adones Martinez in the Dominican Republic
Enoli's family struggled after her mother and father lost their jobs. But thanks to the Christmas Gift Program, they finally had some holiday joy!
Armed With Education tag:compassion.com,2009-00-04:5-32488 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-03-04T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Adones Martinez in the Dominican Republic
Indhira knows the dangers lurking in the streets outside Daisy's home - drugs, gangs and violence. Indhira rescued Daisy by registering her in Compassion's program.
A Team That Won't Quit tag:compassion.com,2009-00-12:5-32684 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-02-12T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Adones Martinez in the Dominican Republic
Marlon has worked five hours on a water truck. He then heads to school. Despite his fatigue, Compassion is helping him finish school and achieve his dreams.
Father to the Fatherless tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-33395 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-29T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Adones Martinez in the Dominican Republic
Andreí®¡'s father abandoned the family when she was 5 and set her up for a life that is painfully common in the Dominican Republic. But thanks to Compassion she had a better place to go than the gangs and violence many children turn to.
A New Chance for a Better Life tag:compassion.com,2008-00-06:5-33583 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-06T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Adones Martinez in the Dominican Republic
Fidel rides the bus past the sugarcane fields on his way to college. As he sees workers toiling in the fields, as he did as a child, he is reminded of what life could have held. And he is determined to rescue others from that future.
Not a Typical Childhood tag:compassion.com,2007-00-12:5-33745 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-02-12T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Adones Martinez in Dominican Republic

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Compassion Helps Make a House a Home tag:compassion.com,2006-00-11:5-32978 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-12-11T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell with Adones Martinez in Dominican Republic
Education and hope change the life of Maria Morales, who attends the Divino Maestro Student Center in the Dominican Republic. Her life is transformed with hope in a place of despair where delinquency and violence is ever-present, but her ambitions to pursue faith and psychology are activated with the help of the child sponsorship program.
My Most Precious Treasure tag:compassion.com,2004-00-30:5-33705 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-06-30T00:00:00-06:00 Adones Martinez, Compassion Dominican Republic Communications Specialist

Although not Christians at the time, Jos頡nd Angela Ramirez asked God to spare their premature baby. He did, and several years later, their son Jos頁ngel played a key role in their coming to Christ.

Formerly Sponsored Child Becomes Business Owner tag:compassion.com,2004-00-10:5-33585 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-05-10T00:00:00-06:00 Adones Martinez, Compassion Dominican Republic Communications Specialist
Bertico came to the Evangelic Jacagua School at age four. By the time he left after finishing high school, he had met his future wife and acquired enough skill to eventually open a cabinetmaking shop. Bertico and Nancy are involved with their church, especially the children and youth.
Language Tips for the Dominican Republic tag:compassion.com,2004-00-09:5-32486 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-04-09T00:00:00-06:00
If it's been a while since your high school Spanish class, here are a few helpful phrases to jog your memory.
The God of "Wow!" tag:compassion.com,2004-00-09:5-32748 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-04-09T00:00:00-06:00 Gail Johnson, Compassion Sponsor
Being a seasoned Compassion sponsor who has been on numerous tours and trips to developing countries, I was excited to go on this trip to the Dominican Republic. Having experienced this before, I was sure it would have an impact on me. But what would God use to make me say "Wow" to His awesome goodness?
Building for the Future tag:compassion.com,2004-00-09:5-32851 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-04-09T00:00:00-06:00 Adones Martinez, Compassion Dominican Republic Communication Specialist
The Shalom Holistic Development Center (DR421) serves more than 220 children and their caregivers from an old wooden house on the verge of collapse. But that will all change thanks to 47 Compassion sponsors.
The God of "Wow!" tag:compassion.com,2004-00-09:5-32873 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-04-09T00:00:00-06:00 Gail Johnson, Compassion Sponsor
Being a seasoned Compassion sponsor who has been on numerous tours and trips to developing countries, I was excited to go on this trip to the Dominican Republic. Having experienced this before, I was sure it would have an impact on me. But what would God use to make me say "Wow" to His awesome goodness?