We would like to send out a warm welcome to our newest staff member and missionary, Henry Alvarez, aka Kiko. Kiko has served in ministry in the Dominican Republic for more than 20 years working with various mission groups. He and his wife, Kelly live in San Pedro with their two beautiful daughters. Kiko has a passion for the lost and has wrapped his arms around the core values of Handfuls of Hope. He is not only passionate about the work in the DR but also the eternal impact it could have on those that serve the Lord on mission trips. Kiko serves as the Director of Partner Development where he creates and maintains relationships with other ministries and churches both in the DR and in North America.
This past week Handfuls of Hope had the privilege of partnering with Timothy Christian School for their senior class mission trip! The seniors spent time praying and sharing the love of the Lord in the school, handing out food through the HOH Isaiah 58 Program, in the children's hospital, girl's orphanage and many other places. We would like to thank all of the seniors for selflessly pouring out their hearts and sharing the love of God with the people of the Dominican Republic. We are so proud of each of you! Congratulations Class of 2019! #tcsdrtrip2019
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January has been a great month at the Handfuls of Hope School! After a nice break from the holidays, it was back to work. Our first Mission Trip of the year headed down to the Dominican Republic in early January where many adults and children were cared for by our amazing team. Many of which had a chance to visit with their sponsor children! Our teachers were built very much needed desks and they couldn't be happier!
On January 25th the students celebrated Juan Pablo Duarte, the Dominican Republic’s founding father. Every year his birthday and his work towards independence are honored and celebrated throughout the country.
Did you know...
A bronze and granite statue is in Lower Manhattan, NYC in Duarte Square located on Avenue of the Americas and Canal Street. It was donated by the Dominican Republic on January 26, 1978. If you are ever in NYC make sure to go see it!
A team of over 60 people worked tirelessly to provide healthcare and food to so many beautiful people in the remote villages. Thank you to this amazing team!
The kids enjoyed a fun-filled day at school today!
Dominican Republic Summer Mission Trip
Travel Dates : 6 - 13, 2019
Our Summer trip to the Dominican Republic will include a wide range of activies as we partner with the local church in outreach to the surrounding villages. Our VBS program will minister to hundreds of children in multiple locations. Our Isaiah 58 teams will distribute food to the poor. We will have opportunities to minister to children in the children's hospital and at an orphanage. For the construction-minded, there are construction projects great and small, ranging from small repairs, to painting, to masonry, to full-on raising of a new building.
Who Should Go
With the wide range of activities planned, the trip is appropriate for all ages from pre-teens to "mature" adults.
Cost of the trip is $1695.00.
A $295 non-refundable deposit is due upon application.
Airfare funds, $700 will be due by March 1, 2019
Balance of $700 will be due in full by May 1, 2019.
A valid passport is required (not included in the cost of the trip)
Documents and Resources
Click here to download a sample letter to help raise support for your trip.
Team meetings are informative and fun as they provide opportunities for the team to get acquainted, make preparations, and build team relationships. Important details about the trip are given at our team meetings and attendance is mandatory.
• Our team meeting schedule will be published soon.
The team had a great day of ministry in a village called Monte Plata.
They distributed 15,000 meals and had an amazing program full of activities!
The second group from the Liquid Church High School program is in the Dominican Republic right now.
The images from Day 1 can be found on the Handfuls of Hope Facebook Page!
Day 2 was a great day full of God's love. The team handed out food in different villages and took the time to face paint and care for those they encountered.
Handfuls of Hope officially has a two story building in the Dominican Republic!
This coming September, at the beginning of the new school year, 3 more classrooms will be available to accommodate children and staff.
This is a win for Handfuls of Hope, the community, and every one who has ever contributed to the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in the Dominican Republic through education and faith. Praise the Lord!
The team spent Day 5 in a village called La Rigola. It is a very poor village but it was a lovely experience. They distributed food, pampers, and clothes. They also were able to visit the village called Pica Pica.
The day ended by making 120 sandwiches for a day at the beach with the girls from the orphanage the next day.
On the fourth day of the mission trip, the team had a wonderful time with Pastor Karl's Homework Ministry.
They also delivered Manna Packs before the rain came.
The morning of day 3 included setting up for the events to come later on in the day. After the set up was completed, the team participated in face painting!
The rest of the day was full of fun activities in a fair held at the Handfuls of Hope School. At which about 175 kids from the school attended and participated in activities like water fights. The team put on puppet shows and dramas for all.
Day 2 of the Liquid High School Mission Trip 1 was amazing.
The team had great ministry opportunities through the Isaiah 58 Ministry.
Look at the images to see the team serving the Lord!
The first group of the Liquid Church High School Program is currently in the Dominican Republic!
It's amazing to report that Sunday, day 1, was a great day. Flight was smooth and right after landing, the team went to Juan Dolio for church in the beach. A day where many started a new life with the Lord!
With new energy, they were off to visit the children's hospital.
The 2018 Summer Team is currently in the Dominican Republic. They have visited the children's hospital and had plenty of activities through VBS, the Isaiah 58 Ministry and baseball.
Please see the pictures below!
The concert was a total success! The goal set in sponsorships for the night was 100% reached!
We are so grateful for everyone who attended the concert, helped made the event possible and contributed to reaching the goal. We are also grateful for those who continue to support the organization.
If you haven't already, purchase your tickets NOW! Don't wait any longer. Invite your friends and family and come enjoy a night of worship!