The Dispatch Project continues its successful ministries to Nicaragua, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic!
In June of 2017, we toured the Nicaragua Christian Academy and spent time with teachers on the Matagalpa campus. We graded papers, listened to lessons and helped IT with programming, all the while encouraging teachers to do God’s work in the lives of their students. After spending time at NCA, we left for Jinotepe to visit the Luke Society, where we learned about malaria prevention and sustainable agriculture efforts. Lastly, we visited Ochomogo, where we visited another farm and learned about the community’s ongoing water project. Downtime was spent touring the active Masaya Volcano, the Managua Cathedral ruins and Lake Managua.
In November of 2017, the Dispatch Project partnered with the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf to minister to the deaf community in Jamaica. We visited a children’s home and infirmary, helped at the Conference and Retreat Center and also helped with some building projects at the Jamaican Deaf Village, where we always stay and fully integrate with the deaf culture there. We brought along with us a semi-truck full of clothes, diapers, toiletries, paper towels and toilet paper to provide for the deaf community.
In January of 2018, another group traveled to Haiti, and in March, a group returned to the Dominican Republic, where they worked alongside Christian Reformed World Missions to help with a building project for a local congregation.
Next, the Dispatch Project will return to Nicaragua this June for a service and learning trip. The group will serve the Nicaragua Christian Academy in Managua as well as spend time in the Tesoros de Dios classrooms and the Luke Society. This trip is still in need of teachers and IT professionals to come along, but anyone with a servant heart is welcome to join and can be matched in an area their skillset fits them best. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Carissa Schoffelman, Operations Manager for Dispatch Project