What's a juice miracle?
Every year, members of our teams experience what we like to call "juice miracles" -- times when God provides us with just enough of what we need to serve His people.
An alè. Let's go. Not only is "an alè" the first Creole phrase our team learned back in the summer of 2007, but it is a call to action. "An alè" means "let's go!" To us it means get up off your feet, get out of your comfort zone, and go do something important. Here at An Alè, we believe God has called us to go to the Dominican Republic and honor the poor. Has He called you?
For the past seven years, HopeChurch has sent a team down to San Pedro de Macorís for the purpose of food distribution at six different bateys: Quisqueya, Alemon, Guano, Canostillo, La Seria, and Boca Chica. The team and members of the church in the Dominican Republic pack bags containing rice, beans, oil, and cornmeal...
Prevention is the best medicine. At its most basic level, this means nutrition and sanitation; clean water lies at the heart of both. But clean water is hard to come by for the people in San Pedro de Macoris and the surrounding bateys...
Ebenezer Baptist Church is also home to a school. An Alè has worked to provide the school with necessary supplies such as text books, pencils, notebooks, etc. on a yearly basis. Our newest goal is to supply the school with enough books to maintain a working library...
where do we go?
During An Alè's first year in the Dominican Republic, the organization set up several microloans for members of Ebenezer Baptist Church. We have provided equipment and loans to about 12 people to engage in business. Recipients have used the money to get started in sewing, carpentry, and buying and selling...
Shaina Barnett has been a part of the An Alè Ministries team since 2010. Below is her personal reflection on one of her favorite aspects of the trip.
Our home base in the Dominican Republic is San Pedro de Macorìs. We visit a total of six Bateys in the surrounding area. Click here to read more about the Bateys.
Linda Tiller has been a part of the An Alè Ministries team since its genesis in 2007. Below she describes the first "juice miracle" and the many that followed it.
the first juice miracle.