Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, and Colorado were just a few of the states represented on the Caribbean Mountain Academy (CMA) campus this summer, as mission teams from across the country gave their time and resources to come serve our students and the local Dominican people. Projects ranged from rebuilding an unsafe bridge in a nearby community, to landscaping the memorial garden behind Bethany House, a student dorm on the CMA campus.
Most teams also got the chance to play and spend time with local children in the communities around Caribbean Mountain Academy by putting on vacation Bible schools that included games, Bible stories, and lots of laughter!
Beyond serving the Dominican people, the life, energy, and passion that visiting teams bring to Caribbean Mountain Academy is a crucial part of our program for struggling teens. Spending time with people who are willing to sacrifice their own time, energy, and money to help others, gives our students real-life examples of the principles we’re
But our students aren’t the only ones who are changed. Lifewater Community Church team member, Kristi Jacobs, said that as a result of her trip to Caribbean Mountain Academy in August, she walks with a new perspective on the power of Christ. “I learned that God can do amazing things with just a few willing workers and ample hands. I have learned that God can do more through you than you dared to dream on your own.”
We are so grateful to all those who participated in or supported a mission team this summer and feel blessed abundantly by their generosity. We can’t wait until our next team arrives this fall!