Breaking Limits With Basketball

Breaking Limits With Basketball

Hebrews 12:11-12 “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees”.

At Fundación Educativa Bendición, we seek a personal comprehensive development of those we reach. We have managed to be the only inclusive school in Santo Domingo Oeste, in which we receive children with special needs.  We are blessed to have a team of trained psychologists who guide our staff in order to meet the needs of our students.

Not only do we work with the students at Colegio Cristiano Berea, but also I work as a volunteer coach for the Avanzada Juvenil basketball club. This has allowed me to lead many young people to Christ and get them off the streets and away from drugs.

We have been able to take drug addicts to rehabilitation centers, as in the case of Natanael. He is currently finishing his rehabilitation process and in two months, he will be entering the university to study Physical Education with a scholarship that we got him.

Thanks to sports, we have been able to get scholarships for the players in schools and universities.

A great achievement was to be able to form the basketball league of Santo Domingo Oeste, where through this the players receive payment for playing thanks to the sponsors of the event and the tickets that people pay to watch the games. In addition, other leagues can watch and hire them. Before the pandemic, our team became champions at the last tournament that was held.

It is very gratifying to know that many kids who come from very dysfunctional families, today they have come to know Christ, finish their studies, and have a home that serves as a model for others in the community. 

I thank God for his mercy and for allowing me to see how little by little things are changing and how we are transforming our community one student at the time. 

UPDATES

  • On April 29th, our Board of Directors met for our Spring business meeting. We praise God for the eight dedicated individuals that oversee our ministry strategy.
  • We have started a strategic partnership with 10 Latin American countries. We will empower leaders who are serving as missionaries in cross-cultural settings and we have launched the Latino Movilizers Project to raise funds for this strategic project.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Latino church planters who will come to the facilities of Ncuentro Network on May 14 & 15 to attend the Spanish conference of Exponential. A church planting conference that will be held online, but we are offering to watch it together as a team in Arizona.
  • Pray for Pastor Solomon Worden, who is a member of our Board of Directors who is starting a new Spanish-speaking church in Mesa, AZ. Also, continue to pray for the efforts of Ncuentro Network, a church planting strategy in Arizona to reach Latino for Christ.

NEEDS

  • Financial support for Colegio Cristiano Berea to provide scholarships to students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Thank you for your faithful support and your prayers for us. On a journey together to transform communities with the Gospel of Jesus, one life at a time.