Each year writes its own story. Though I don’t know what your journey was in 2015, mine was full of both joy and sorrow.  

At the beginning of 2015, I was in the Dominican Republic with my beloved husband Dennis (1940-2015). We walked on land in Los Castillos with the dream of another church and school in the Dominican Republic. And at the end of 2015, Dennis’ body finished the fight against mesothelioma lung cancer, and he started his eternal life in heaven. I still cannot imagine life without this loving and caring man with a servant’s heart. Oh, how Dennis lived and loved missions. He was excited about each update: the decision to purchase new land, the surveying, the miracle of financial provision, and then receiving the construction plans.

The land in Los Castillos is ready for a new church and school this year.

The land in Los Castillos is ready for a new church and school this year.

Construction will begin early in 2016.  I hope to have a park bench—a resting place—with a colorful garden full of flowers in honor and remembrance of Dennis. You can help us begin construction. As the Lord leads your heart to give, we invite you to partner with us in this new project.

The school we are building in Los Castillos will be of the same design as our high school facility in Mulata.

The school we are building in Los Castillos will be of the same design as our high school facility in Mulata.

The artist's rendition for the new church in Los Castillos is similar to the church we built last year in Playa Laguna. Top photo: Jeanne and Wildania Liriano, from our Bombita school, are thankful for God's life-changing love.

The artist's rendition for the new church in Los Castillos is similar to the church we built last year in Playa Laguna.
Top photo: Jeanne and Wildania Liriano, from our Bombita school, are thankful for God's life-changing love.

Thank you for standing with us in faith and love on this journey together…until we see Jesus. ~Love, Jeanne DeTellis O’Connor

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