Team Composition: Adults and Families
More about Dominican Republic Outreach
Santiago, Dominican Republic, plays an important role as a cultural, industrial and economic center in the country. The picturesque beauty of the country naturally lends itself to a growing tourism industry. Although it is also a leading exporter of sugar, rum, textiles, and cigars, poverty is pervasive and the majority of citizens live in hardship. There’s a wide disparity between economic classes as the wealthiest 10% of the population accounts for nearly 40% of the national income. Upward mobility is difficult despite free education, as many children must work to supplement the family income. Acquiring basics such as clean drinking water, food, and appropriate housing are daily challenges for many.
Mission TwentyFive35 is a ministry whose founders have a deeply rooted relationship with PAC and the Dominican Republic. Missionaries Rick and Tammie Romano work closely with the national churches of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Ministering to marginalized families in the lower class, they share the hope of Jesus by offering resources needed to purify drinking water. Through these efforts, they actively support and seek to plant churches.
PAC-Supported International Workers
Rick and Tammie Romano work closely with the national churches of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the Dominican Republic. In 2012, the Romanos felt an urge from the Lord to move to the city of Santiago, DR. Their focus was on building & renovating churches, starting a café in the heart of the city that offered complimentary English classes and doing everything within their ability to improve their community. Their efforts to be a blessing to the community led to repaired roads, a new bridge to provide a river crossing to town and restoring both a baseball field and basketball court. The vision for Mission 2535 was birthed from within the needs of the community as Rick and Tammie listened to the challenges facing their Dominican friends. Seeing a desperate need for clean water, food, healthcare and vocational training, Rick and Tammie discovered an opportunity to truly live outside of themselves and make a difference in the lives of these communities. That same determination has remained with the Romanos ever since and their vision has only gotten bigger!
God’s wisdom for the direction of Mission TwentyFive35 and the Romanos.
Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading in working with the leadership of the national C&MA churches.
Continued relationships with the government as the ministry farm becomes a trade school.
The beginning of a boys home at the farmProtection and safety for all the teams that serve throughout the year