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Project Mañana International
Issue 6, Vol. 1
 Serving In The Dominican Republic 
September/October 2014
News From Project Mañana!
Project Mañana's Team Expands: Meet The Hartsfields
The Hartsfield Family
L to R: Makensie, Connie, Meridith, Molly, Nick
Project Mañana is very excited to announce that we have expanded our full-time team with the recent hire of Nick & Connie Hartsfield.

Nick, who will serve as the General Manager of Project Mañana, is responsible for all of the organization's operations.

Connie, who will serve as the Child Sponsorship Coordinator, will ensure that Project Mañana sponsors and sponsored children have the best possible relationship and interactions.

Here is the Hartsfield's story in their own words...

The Hartsfield Family is made up of Nick (34), Connie (33), Makensie (14), Meridith (11), and Molly (8). As of about 8 months ago we were living the American dream in Tampa, FL. God had blessed us with a great salary, we had a nice house, nice cars, we were serving in Church, part of small groups, and for the moment we were right where God wanted us to be. However, all of that was about to change. In February of 2014 Connie and I, along with 2 of our closest friends, stepped onto an American Airlines jet headed to the Dominican Republic for a short-term missions trip. We had known Brian Berman, president of Project Mañana, for 3 years. We had sponsored a child and kept up with the happenings of Project Mañana through Facebook and the like. However, we wanted to come down and spend a week helping out and getting to know our sponsored child. Little did we know, God would use this trip to make known His next step for our family.

During this trip God began to transform our hearts. The book of Joel was used in a sermon by Pastor Jose Rodriquez and then popped up again as we visited a home that same day on the other side of town. Joel talks about God's provision, guidance, protection and all the things we as Christians are afforded. But then, in the last chapter, the book of Joel explains why He provides all these things. Joel 3:14 says that: "Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the day of the Lord will soon arrive." That verse grabbed me in a way that no other verse ever has. I could not shake it or get away from it. The reality is that thousands upon thousands of people are walking this planet on a daily basis not knowing the amazing love of Jesus Christ or the transforming power of the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. God gives us provision, guidance, and protection not to make us comfortable, but so that we can go into the nations and help move people from the valley of decision to the Kingdom of God!

Also during the trip we were able to meet our sponsored child, Yuberkis. She is 14 and is one of the sweetest young ladies you’ll ever meet. Upon meeting the family we learned that Yuberkis has a brother, Erison, with special needs. We also learned that the monetary need for Erison to be properly cared for was roughly twice the household income. God laid it on both Connie’s and my heart to sponsor Erison as well. Although the monetary amount made us uncomfortable, we let Brian know that we wanted to sponsor Erison. We came up with a plan to share this with our friends back home and possibly split this need between several families. However, after returning home we received unexpected funds through the mail. As I sat down to determine what we could pay off with these funds and began to remove responsibilities from our monthly budget I realized that the dollar amount that had been freed up was the exact dollar amount we had committed for Erison each month. This kind of thing has never happened to us, but believe me it got our attention.

We heard a lot from the Holy Spirit during and after our trip. I will never forget the feeling as we sat on the airplane waiting to taxi down the runway for our return flight to FL. I can’t necessarily assign one word to describe it, but Connie and I both felt as if we were leaving home rather than going home. God made it abundantly clear that the Hartsfield family was to move to the Dominican Republic and serve with Project Mañana full-time. Once we accepted this, God has been with us each step of the way. In September we made the move and are now doing just that. We have seen his hand in nearly every detail leading up to us getting here. What’s more we can look back over the past 10+ years and see where God has moved us to specific towns, brought specific people into our lives, and given us specific experiences to prepare us for this journey. God has been preparing our family for this assignment our entire lives, and whether He wants us here for 10 years or the rest of our lives we are ready.

You can stay connected to the Hartsfield family by following their blog at:
Project Mañana Partners With Awana To Restore Families
Project Mañana & Awana Leadership
Project Mañana & Awana Leadership
One of Project Mañana's most important projects is to help develop families -- teaching men how to love their wife and children, and women how to respect their husband (Ephesians 5:33).

To focus on the men, Project Mañana created the Institute for Authentic Manhood™; which offers various courses over 3-6 months.

One of the areas where the Institute for Authentic Manhood™ is most active is in the Dominican Republic correctional centers. As of September 2014, more than 1,400 inmates (located in four maximum-security prisons) have succesfully graduated from the Institute for Authentic Manhood™.

Today, Project Mañana is excited to announce that it has officially partnered with Awana to provide additional courses (starting with Malachi Dads) through the Institute for Authentic Manhood™.

This partnership will allow for Project Mañana to expand its service from four (4) Dominican Republic correctional centers to six (6) by June 2015; allowing 6,000 inmates per year to attend the Institute for Authentic Manhood™.

Looking forward, Project Mañana's goal is to have the Institute for Authentic Manhood™ in all twelve (12) "new model" correctional centers by the end of 2016 -- and begin working in the female correctional centers with its Institute for Authentic Womanhood™ .

Click Here To See Pictures of a recent visit by Awana on Facebook
Team from Corydon, Indiana Serves In The Dominican
Volunteer team from Corydon, IN
Volunteer team from Community Covenant Fellowship (Corydon, IN)
Last week, Project Mañana was blessed to have a volunteer team from Community Covenant Fellowship (Corydon, IN) visit the Dominican Republic.

Over the action-packed week, the team not only built life-changing and lasting relationships with many children and their families in the community of San Pablo, Villa González, Dominican Republic -- but, they also served the community in many ways:

  • Delivered 11 clean water filtration systems to impoverished families (which will provide 602,250 gallons of clean water each year!)

  • Purchased and assembled a playground set for the children at Project Mañana's private school

  • Built a new fence for a local family who donated their backyard to storing Project Mañana's 42' storage container

  • Met the sponsored children of several team members

  • Attended a graduation ceremony for the Institute for Authentic Manhood™ at the La Vega Correctional Center
We would sincerely like to thank all the volunteer team members from Community Covenant Fellowship for their hard work, dedication, and service in the Dominican Republic!


Team with clean water filters
Team ready to distribute clean water filters
Kat and a local woman
Kat gets a cooking lesson from a local woman

Erin with her sponsored child
Erin with her sponsored child

Joan plays blocks with a Project Mañana student
Joan plays blocks with a Project Mañana student

The team installs a new fence for a local family
The team installs a new fence for a local family

Dan digs a hole for the new fence
Dan digs a hole for the new fence
Project Mañana Purchases Land For The Hope Center
Hope Center
Partial view of the future site of the Hope Center in Villa González
After more than two years of dreaming, praying, and negotiating, Project Mañana is very excited to announce that on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (Project Mañana's 4th Anniversary) the purchase was completed for a half-acre property; which will be the future home of the 4,000 square-foot Hope Center!

There is a growing child hunger crisis in the Dominican Republic - and we desperately need your help!

We were heartbroken to learn that each day more than 800 children in the rural community of San Pablo, Villa González, Dominican Republic suffer from dehydration, hunger, and malnutrition. Their families do not have enough money to purchase food and the water is not safe to drink.

Since October 2012, Project Mañana, in partnership with sponsors like you, has been providing daily nutritious meals and clean drinking water to 148 children - but, there are hundreds more children who need your help!

We Need More Space To Help More Children

We have outgrown our existing nutrition center and urgently need to expand to meet the needs of the community.

Introducing Centro de Esperanza (The Hope Center)

Starting in January 2014, Project Mañana began raising money to build a NEW two-story, state-of-the-art nutrition center and multi-purpose room (Click here to view photos).

The first floor will offer an industrial kitchen, walk-in pantry, and hygienic food preparation area. The dining area will have space to seat 300+ children at a time (that's a 275% increase in capacity).

The second floor will offer a large multi-purpose room that will be used for church services, weddings, community meetings, emergency relief, and more. In addition, it will have an office and personal apartment.

Please Donate Today!

The total project cost is estimated at $150,000 US and construction can immediately begin when we reach the milestone of $75,000 US.

The faster we're able to raise the money, the sooner we can extend aide to children who desperate need it.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY: 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be allocated directly to the Hope Center building fund. Project Mañana does not take ANY administrative fees from your donation and we NEVER use your donation for anything besides the project in which it was intended.

Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to sharing the gospel by empowering local churches and individuals to build lasting relationships with impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and discipling.

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.

YOUR GIFT IS 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Consult your tax advisor.

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