Children are our future

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.

partner with us on this mission

When Jesus highlights to you a NEED, it almost requires you to move towards it because you are the SOLUTION.

Jesus was the ultimate missionary. He left heaven and came to earth to deal with a sin problem He did not create.

We did not create the challenge these children are facing, but we can surely do something about it.

You may not be able to travel to the Dominican Republic, but your donations can go where you can't.

first meeting

When Rick and Isabella first met Pastor Idovil and the children of our two schools, the Lord knitted them together.  We are thankful to be able to extend the love of God to children who truly need an opportunity to thrive in this world.

new location for our morning school

One school meets in the morning and the other in the afternoon.  The facility for the morning school was very cramped.  There were over 60 children in a location that should have supported half that much. We recently found them a new location. Here are some pictures of the new location.


We were thankful to find a new location for these students. This location is much better. But soon we will find both schools a plot of land and build a school large enough to house all the students under one roof.