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DR Missioners Seek Your Help

Rowan Ptomey

Rowan Ptomey

The NE Youth DR Mission Team Returns to El Pedregal in June 2015.

The Diocese of Nebraska will be well represented in the mountains of central Dominican Republic June 22-29, 2015. Eighteen youth and leaders from 5 Nebraska parishes will once again partner with Christ Church Valdosta Georgia to complete two very important construction projects. First, we will build another home for a church family. This determined group will also renovate an existing building to serve the local community as a Children’s Shelter and Pre-School.

But that isn’t all your Nebraska missioners have planned. Last year, the Disney movies Frozen and The Little Mermaid were projected in Spanish for the community. For many in attendance, it was the first movie they had ever seen. The time spent together in fellowship was beautiful, and has become known as the “Movie Ministry.” Since last June, a projector, spare bulb, and more than 50 family friendly movies have been delivered to Padre Alvaro Yepes, and the Movie Ministry continues.

A very special third project will be completed in June by our NE Youth Mission Team. A second projector, DVD player, speakers and other necessary equipment will be installed in a dedicated media room at the Diocesan Camp. This room will be the place where educational and entertainment programs may be enjoyed well into the future by the community and by those visiting the Diocesan Camp.

Summer Murray

Summer Murray

It is also the practice of the NE Youth DR Mission Team to bring much needed supplies to present to the local priest for distribution to the community. Last year our group took 14 suitcases full of sports equipment, medical supplies, kitchen items, bedding, vestments, school supplies and a guitar.

This year Padre Alvaro has indicated a great need for school supplies and books for their small library. Books for grade school students should be in Spanish, and books for the upper grade levels can be in English. At this time the school does not have a computer lab. Both of their computers are broken. Used, but operable, laptop computers are needed to develop a computer laboratory at the school.

How can you help? First, please keep our 2015 NE Youth DR Mission Team in your prayers. Second, school supplies, books and used laptops may be donated for delivery this June to the School of the Mount of the Transfiguration. All donated laptops will be returned to factory settings prior to delivery. Finally, you may financially support this mission to change lives by sending monetary gifts to Beth Byrne, Diocesan Director of Finance, at 109 North 18th Street, Omaha NE 68102. Please indicate your gift is to support the NE Youth DR Mission.

Please contact Don and Melissa Peeler at 402-572-7556, or at dpeeler@cox.net, with any questions you may have regarding this ministry or items you may wish to donate.

Summer Sanabria

Summer Sanabria

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