Alan and I have the opportunity to live in the Dominican Republic with our twin daughters and have a chance to see a beautiful glimpse of humanity being restored here across the island through our work with G.O. Ministries. To say it is a “blessing” would not come close in describing the thankfulness we have in our hearts and the hope we believe in that God will and is changing lives through the Nationals here on the island. It is simply overwhelming.
Thanksgiving in the DR, we have so much to be thankful for!
We are both training for our 2nd running event to raise funds and awareness for the Kingdom and our work here in Hispaniola. We will be running on a 4 person relay team on Saturday April 30 in the Kentucky Derby Marathon. Alan will be running a little over 12 miles and I will be running the 10k portion.
Alan getting ready to head out for a run
After our first 1/2 marathon for our team
All of us missionaries with G.O. Ministries are committed to raising 100% of our funds for living and for the ongoing ministry on the island. Through the work of the ministry here, G.O. is opening our 10th nutrition center on April 7, 2011. We are building schools, churches, homes, and nutrition centers where many people’s basic needs are being met and hope is found. Nearly 50 short-term teams come from the US each year to help expand God’s Kingdom. Free Medical Clinics are held in some of the poorest communities in Hispaniola. There is ongoing education for pastors to equip them and empower them to preach God’s word to their communities. God’s glory is all around us! And that is why we run! For His Glory!
Alan and I hold various roles with the ministry and participate in leading short-term teams when they are here, working in sports ministry reaching out to high-risk youth, teaching English to the Dominican sports staff, and overseeing the coordination of all of our short-term teams.
Alan teaching kids at a sports camp
Jackie with Yahaira at the nutrition center in The Hole
We are incredibly passionate about what we do and we would like to invite you into an opportunity to join alongside of us and advance the ministry with G.O. By supporting us on our run. Please let us know simply by emailing me at jackie(dot)perez(at)go(dash)ministries(dot)org and letting me know the amount you would like to pledge. You can make either a one-time gift or through a per-mile amount.
If you would like to support us, you can do so by sending a check to:
G.O. Ministries, Inc.
11501 Plantside Dr. Suite 14
Louisville, KY 40299
PLEASE remember to put “PEREZ RUNNING” in the memo line so we receive the credit for the donation.
Or you can give electronically through the side bar on our blog!
By supporting us you will be making a big impact in the lives of those living in Hispaniola!!
Running For His Glory,
Alan and Jackie Perez