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Issue 6, Vol. 1
 Serving In The Dominican Republic 
August 2013
President's Message
Dear " . $Name .",

Saludos (Greetings)!

The month of July has probably been the busiest and most impactful month that Project Mañana has experienced since opening its doors in September 2010.

My family landed in the Dominican in early July and within 24 hours, we were moving full speed ahead to prepare for three summer interns and two mission trip teams -- the first of which would arrive in within 72 hours of our arrival.

Looking back on the last month, I'm so humbled to see what God has done in a few short weeks. Doors have been opened...and many new opportunities for partnership have surfaced. Please key an eye out for our September newsletter where we will make some big announcements.

The impact from the mission trip teams has caused a positive ripple throughout the communities where Project Mañana is serving and the families are so grateful for the Americans who came to serve them.

I'm so encouraged to see how God has allowed Project Mañana to reach (and bless) so many needy children and their families in the Dominican Republic.

On behalf of 225 (and growing!) Project Mañana children, their families, and community, THANK YOU for "Working Together Today For An Eternal Tomorrow!™"

Please visit Project Mañana's website for more information on how you can partner with Project Mañana; including child sponsorship.

Working Together Today For An Eternal Tomorrow™


Brian Berman, Founder & President


Project Mañana Hosts Two Mission Teams in the Dominican

In July, Project Mañana had the pleasure of hosting two short-term mission teams.  The first team came from California and the second from Ohio/Pennsylvania.  Both teams spent a week in the Dominican and they made a huge impact.

Team 1

Jose Luis Amezquita (President, Equipping The Church International)
Mike Broyles (Executive Director, Awana Lifeline)
Luz Amezquita
Debbie Broyles

This team was comprised of executive leaders representing Equipping The Church International (ECI), Awana Lifeline, and Only Hope Prison Ministries.

During the trip, Project Mañana hosted a conference for more than 70 pastors, church leaders, and their wives. Pastor Jose Luis Amezquita was the presenter and focused a three-session agenda on how to pastor with a loving heart; while maintaining a bible-based theology.  During the conference Luz Amezquita was the presenter at a special session for women where she focused on “how to be a wife, mother, and church leader.”

Also during the trip, Project Mañana’s Dominican Prison Ministry Team had the opportunity to meet with Pastor Mike Broyles who shared curriculum and training techniques for chaplains working within the Dominican prison system.  Broyles also visited two prisons; where we spoke to more than 150 inmates as a special guest.

In between their speaking engagements and meetings, the team was able to visit Project Mañana’s school and nutrition center where they toured, played with the children, and helped pass out meals.

Based on this trip, Project Mañana is honored and excited to report that ECI and Only Hope Prison Ministries has committed to returning to the Dominican to continue to build relationships and provide much-needed resources.

Click Here To See More Photo Of This Team On Our Facebook Page

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Jose Luis teaching at the conference
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Luz teaching at the conference

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Mike and the Dominican Prison Ministry Team

students in dance class
Mike & Debbie with children at the nutrition center

Team 2

Daniel & Kristen McSwain
Lynn & Michaela Wandersee
Amanda & Katy Nolasco
Evan Reed
Trey Weinberger
Audrey Herman
Olivia Holder
Sarah & Anna Wilkinson
Allison Hutcheson
Susan & Hannah Julian
Peyton Bennett
Connor Riggs
Parker Sims
Jacob Oates
Denny, Julie, Faith, & Christian Bogard
Mark, Lisa, Brooke, & Jake Peckinpaugh
Jessica Fleurimond

This team, comprised of students and adults and led by Dan & Kristen McSwain, spent an action-packed week serving in various locations throughout the Dominican.  Their trip consisted of a variety of ministry opportunities including:

Preformed a VBS camp in two different locations: La Yaguita de Pastor and Villa Gonzalez
• 400+ total children attended the VBS camps (Watch Videos)
• The week’s core virtue was “Trust in the Lord”
• The week’s core verse was Proverbs 3:5 (there are now 400+ children who have this versed memorized!)
• Two bible messages were shared through drama (including costumes and backdrops): Daniel and Lion’s Den (Daniel 6) and Jesus Calms the Storm (Mark 4)
• Passed out 150+ summer camp t-shirts to the children in Villa Gonzalez
• Sung songs in Spanish, did crafts to reinforce the bible messages, played games, and built relationships

Painted and improved the Villa Gonzalez nutrition center
• Painted all the interior windows
• Purchased windows w/ shutters and had them installed (offers more airflow and security when closed)

Hosted a hygiene clinic for children and adults
• Passed out 200+ toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss, etc.
• Susan Julian (Registered Nurse) attended to an injured boy who cut his foot in the canal

Built relationships
• Brought 150+ Spanish children’s bibles for the children
• Played games (especially Dominican baseball!), passed out stickers, blew bubbles, painted faces, etc.

Click Here To See More Photo Of This Team On Our Facebook Page

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Team at the Santiago Monument
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Brian Berman introduces Faith Bogard
to her sponsored child, Stacy

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Children of Villa Gonzalez with team

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Children of La Yaguita de Pastor showing of
their new toothbrush & toothpaste

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Project Mañana Growth Update
From September 30, 2010 (when Project Mañana officially open its doors) through today, Project Mañana has seen an amazing 562% growth in its core programs.

Project Mañana, through the generous partnership of many sponsors across the United States, is now providing education, nutritious meals 5-days per week, and guidance to 225 children in the Dominican Republic! That's an astounding 562% growth in the first two years of service!

The growth is a true ñana team and the many sponsors who have made it their mission to help provide a Better Tomorrow for the children of the Dominican Republic!

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There are MANY more children in the community (we estimate another 200-300 conservatively) who desperately need education and nutrition. As more and more sponsors partner with Project Mañana team, we will expand the programs and services to as many children as we can!

Please Help. Sponsor A Child TODAY!

Connect With Project Mañana's Social Networks
Did you know that 95% of Project Mañana's supporters stay connected with our efforts online and through electronic communication?

Knowing that, Project Mañana is working hard to deliver information, updates, and news in several areas of social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube!

Please take a minute to visit each of these social sites and "join" or "subscribe" to ensure you receive the latest information and updates on how your partnership is helping to change the lives of children in the Dominican Republic.

Do you have a social media idea? Please share it with us!


 Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and guidance.

We achieve our goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and nutrition.

  Project Mañana International is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.
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