In 2015 the Lord led Rick and Isabella to sponsor (through Rick & Isabella Pina Ministries) two Haitian schools in the Dominican Republic. Due to unfortunate circumstances these children were not afforded the opportunity to attend public school. Subsequently, many of them are 9 and 10 years old and they are just now learning how to write their names. This is heartbreaking.
The Lord moved on the heart of a Haitian Pastor living in the Dominican Republic, Idovil Gervais, to do something about it. Pastor Idovil started one school, and then another, but he was struggling to keep the schools open. The parents can't afford to pay towards their children's education. Pastor Idovil was keeping the lights on (literally) by asking for donations. RIPMinistries is now sponsoring all the expenses for both schools. Believe God with us that these children will become the men/women God called them to be.