Los Castillos Grand Opening
// Jeanne DeTellis Loudon
Twenty years ago, the chairman of our Board of Directors in Canada had a friend living in Sosúa, in the Dominican Republic.
He asked New Missions if we would begin a ministry to the children of Haitian immigrants whose parents came to the DR to cut sugar cane. Our hearts bonded with the people—especially because of our Creole tongue and understanding of the Haitian culture and plight. After much prayer, we agreed to expand New Missions into the DR.
For many years we held school in what you would call a ghetto, as we tried to buy land to provide a new school. Five years ago, we found land, but the cost was $128,000. The story of the woman who broke the alabaster box at the feet of Jesus became another story about the same in the Dominican Republic. A woman I never knew nor met went to visit the land, saw the children, and paid for most of the entire cost. She broke her heart of love by emptying her resources to let Jesus love the children.
This year, the children are in their brand new school on a campus with trees, mountain views, and a well-established Christian ministry.
God bless this woman and all those like her who made this happen for the poorest of the poor.~Jeanne DeTellis Loudon