In 2015 the Lord led RIPMinistries to sponsor two Haitian schools in La Vega, Dominican Republic. Due to unfortunate circumstances these children were not afforded the opportunity to attend public school. Subsequently, many of them were 9 and 10 years old and were just 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. Since 2015, RIPMinistries took over the schools, birthed a church, and is now growing the project. We have gone from 80 children to 170(+). We provide them a Christ-based education and a hot meal every school day. Believe God with us for these children to mature into the men/women He called them to be.