Thank you for visiting this page. My wife, and parents, and I are serving the Lord here in the Dominican Republic. Let me tell you about what is happening here. There is a bible study on Saturday mornings that is going well. We had a visitor show up September 7th, and we told him what it means to get right with God. He showed interest and prayed a salvation prayer. There is fruit from this work. The men are glad to give part of their week to God by participating in the bible study and I am glad to have the opportunity to share Christ’s teachings, and the word of God to the men of the Dominican Republic. Pray God adds serious men to be a part of the bible study who will here God’s Word and put it into practice. Maybe some will be future disciples of Christ.
We hope to get people to study the bible on their own. Thanks to people who support us and the ministry, we’ve been able to give out a very nice, large lettered, words of Christ in red, hard covered bible, with a zippered case, to those who benefit from the bible studies. The bibles also have a concordance, and different helpful material in the back. There is even a page on how to read the bible. Feel free to pray and believe that God will continue to supply for new bibles, covers, and sometimes, maybe cheap reading glasses. Nice bibles cost about $18 US. Zippered cases cost about five dollars. And cheap reading glasses are about five dollars or more per pair.
Another ministry we are working on is getting a small number of pastors kids a: dental checkup, teeth cleaning, and if needed, fillings. Although we are just starting, we’ve already handed out toothpaste and tooth brushes to a number of children, mostly in August of 2013. Now we are ready to take the first pastor’s child to get a checkup and teeth cleaning. The teeth cleanings are ten dollars, and if there needs to be a filling it will cost twelve dollars and fifty cents per filling. Pray that God will supply for this ministry of the dental care of a small and limited number of pastor’s kids.
Moringa, is back in our interests. We are helping a project which supplies affordable moringa powder to people who would like to benefit from its properties. The project is designed to give jobs to people in the Rails who help grow and prepare it for sale. Moringa is a tree which is very nutritional. Personally I am glad to be a part of this project again. www.treesforlife.org and www.echonet.org are the websites I am more familiar with, which educate about the moringa tree and more.
The total goal for fund raising needed for the bibles and the other accessories mentioned above for Sept.-Dec. 2013 is only about one hundred dollars. This is due to the fact that only a few men will receive a new bible.
The dental work needed for pastor’s kids checkup cleanings and fillings is estimated at only three hundred dollars for Sept.-Dec. 2013. This price estimate is what it is, due to many cavities and only a few kids who will participate.
If you are interested in giving to one of the above ministry needs, please call me.
Feel free to reach me at: 1 (321) 747-0201. If i do not answer please leave a message and I will call you back.
Joshua M. Martinez