Latino-Caribbean: Dominican Republican Outreach

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I (Sal(vador))know a lady in town who just moved here from the Dominican Republic with her "American" husband. I was just asked about getting some children books in Spanish, so I decided to do a site on this nation. I've been meaning to do one since my local church went as a team on a mission trip one year.

Many Baseball Players

I noticed many Major League Baseball players come from this country,so I decided to do some re"search"..

-Albert Pujols
*first heard his testimony on August of 2006 on Focus on the Family
ALBERT PUJOLS KNOWS WHAT'S IMPORTANT He's one of the game's best, and he's focused inside and out of the ballpark. by Lee Warren
"While Pujols appreciates the awards and the applause, the last thing he wants is to be idolized. Instead, he says, My advice for young Christian fans and people who are not saved is, if you dont know [Christ], get to know Him before its too late. For those who know Him, keep your eyes on the Lord because there are so many temptations out there and traps that [Satan] will set for us. Walking with the Lord and having Him in our hearts those are the things that are never going to fail.
Pujols knows that God has given him incredible ability, and hes quick to point out that he knows what he is supposed to do with it.
The Lord gave me this talent and ability to be in this position, but this is not my [main] job, Pujols says. My job is to go out and to share about what God has done in my life to the whole world. If I cant play tomorrow, Im going to keep following my main thing because thats what I believe. This is just a platform that the Lord has given me so I can get to know people and reach people.

Pujols, Babe share similar test results , from FOX Sports
Pujols Family Foundation : Faith, Family & Others
Stats, from Baseball Reference

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Dominican Trip

Where: At the Pan Am Games 03' in the Dominican Republic!
Who: We are working with Kent Norell and YWAM using 14 Heaven Booth Stations at the Pan Am Games where over 2 million people will be gathering from various parts of the world!!
This is the LARGEST Outreach Living Waters Ministries has ever attempted and we estimate that over 5,000 people will come to a saving knowlege of Jesus Christ!!

Cost: Estimate $1700
Information Contact Spencer Tiernan of Living Waters Ministries; 506 California Ave. Morris, MN 56267; 1.877.786.2446;

"We would like to see 20+ people who have a heart for the lost to join our evangelism team!! If you join our team you will...

-develop evangelistic skills
-share the gospel with hundreds of people
-lead at least 100+ people to the Lord
-impact the nations
-make lasting friendships
-experience the different cultures

Our cut off date is June 15th. We need to know by then who will be going on this trip with us. 16 years old and up can go on this triip:) Contact us Today!

Dominican Trip 2001


Thank you for the bulletin. The dates for the Dominican Republic mission trip with YWAM are March 24-April 2. More info on the trip: We will be working in a village called Mata de Limon. Carol Stephens is one of YWAM's church planters in this small mountain village. Carol is 60 or so and she is working with another YWAMer, Silvia Brunner, from Switzerland. Carol has a heart for the widows and orphans in her area and the week prior to our arrival will be launching a new ministry with them. The other part of our ministry time will be spent with Jan and Antonio in a nearby village. I do not know what we will be doing with them.

The team members are: Jenn Anderson, Hanna Baker, David George, Colleen Hodgson, Brooke Malek, Nate Malek, Judah Malek, Franny McClusky, Becky Odegaard, Beth Odegaard, Christy Odegaard, Mary Odegaard, and Leah Voigt. Thanks!!

Dominican Trip 2001 Report

  • 2005 Trip Report, from E-Free
  • State-GoodnewsMinnesota




    *see Bible

    Dominican Republic - Did You Know - Ministry Videos

    "This is statistics about Missions... It was sent to the Living Way Church Dominican Republic Team"

  • Dominican Republic * Journal 1993 The Official Website of Arthur Blessitt

  • "When we arrived in the Dominican Republic at the airport near Santo Domingo, my wife, Denise and I rented a car. She would drive up the road in front of me a few miles then wait for me to arrive carrying the cross. She had water and supplies.
    During our time in the Dominican Republic we carried the cross much of the way from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata.
    Many days, car after car would stop with people wanting to talk and pray. Even buses and vans full of people would stop. People came looking for the cross. It was just a time of joy and response and glory.
    It was a powerful time of witness and friendship with the beautiful people of this nation.
    A pilgrim follower of Jesus,
    Arthur Blessitt
    Luke 18:1 "

    *see Movies: The Passion, Crucification, Easter, Resurrection, etc..

    Dominican Republic - Score International -

    "Score International takes groups on short tem missions trips to the Dominican Republic"



    CCU Baseball Dominican Republic Missions Trip

  • Major League Baseball Players Born in Dominican Republic, from
  • Albert Pujols,
    " Jose Alberto Pujols (Prince Albert, Phat Albert or The Machine)
    Positions: First Baseman, Leftfielder and Third Baseman
    Bats: Right, Throws: Right
    Height: 6' 3", Weight: 230 lb.

    Albert Pujols testimony at Rams Christian Family Day , from
    Albert Pujols From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980), better known as Albert Pujols (Spanish pronunciation: [puˈxols]), is a professional baseball player who has played his entire career in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals. Currently a first baseman, Pujols is well-known for his all-around ability as a player to hit for both average and power, plus his base-running and fielding excellence. His consistency over his ten years in the Major Leagues has earned him the reputation as one of the best players in the game today[1][2] and the most feared hitter in baseball, according to a poll of all 30 MLB managers in 2008.[3] He won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2001 and has since been selected as an All-Star nine times, has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times, has twice won the National League Hank Aaron Award, and has a World Series ring from the Cardinals 2006 title.
    As of the end of the 2010 season, he leads all active players in batting average (.331),[4] slugging percentage (.624),[5] and on-base percentage (.426), and ranks among the top 50 leading home run hitters in Major League Baseball history.[6] He was selected by as the greatest player of the decade from 2000–2009.[7] He stands 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), weighs 230 pounds (100 kg), bats and throws right-handed.
    Personal life
    Pujols at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally
    Pujols married his wife, Deidre, on January 1, 2000. They have four children, Isabella (Deidre's daughter, from a previous relationship), Albert Jr., Sophia, and Ezra.[60] Albert and his wife are active in the cause of people with Down syndrome, as Isabella was born with this condition.
    ....Pujols and his wife are active Christians; his foundation's website states, "In the Pujols family, God is first. Everything else is a distant second."[66] Pujols attends a Baptist church.[67] ["

  • The Pujols Family Foundation

  • "... exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and examples. Since beginning this foundation in 2005, we have sought to help those living with Down syndrome here at home and to improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic. Along the way, God has blessed us richly, and for those of you who have been a part of that journey we offer our gratitude. ...
    A Message of Faith from Albert Pujols
    " It makes sense for the Pujols Family Foundation website to have information about what our foundation does, our events, and ways to partner with us. We obviously care greatly about people and families who live with Down syndrome, as well as those impoverished families I left behind in the Dominican Republic. But why “Faith?” Why is “Faith” the first word in our mission statement: “Faith, Family and Others?”
    The answer simply is because our faith in Jesus Christ is the central point of our individual lives, our marriage, family and Foundation. Take Jesus Christ and faith in Him out of the equation and all those other things would not exist.
    Read Albert's personal Testimony.
    People have said to me, “Albert, I would give anything to be able to play baseball like you.” They may look at my abilities and think that being a great baseball player is the goal of my life. Believe it or not, baseball is not the chief ambition of my life. Becoming a great baseball player is important to me, but it is not my primary focus. Because I know the Hall of Fame is not my ultimate final destination.
    My life’s goal is to bring glory to Jesus. My life is not mostly dedicated to the Lord, it is 100% committed to Jesus Christ and His will. God has given me the ability to succeed in the game of baseball. But baseball is not the end; baseball is the means by which my wife, Dee Dee, and I glorify God. Baseball is simply my platform to elevate Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I would also rather be known as a great husband and father than an All-Star baseball player. Perhaps one day I could be honored with an invitation into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. That would certainly be a boyhood dream of mine come true, but it is a far greater honor that one day I will be in heaven with God to enjoy Him forever.
    How do I know that I will spend eternity with God in heaven? It goes back to the original discussion – Faith. The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” It is my faith in Jesus Christ’s work in my life that grants me eternal life with God. Nothing more, nothing less. That’s why the mission of this Foundation is “Faith, Family, and Others.” It is because our faith is at the heart of everything we are and everything we do.
    We have not yet mentioned the idea of "Others" found in our Mission Statement. This word is an important one as well. Jesus commanded in one of His last recorded statements: “Therefore go and make disciples . . ." You may recall 2006 if you are a Cardinals fan. The season culminated with the first World Series Championship in St. Louis in 24 years. For many FANS, it was the highlight of their year. However, if you asked me about the pinnacle of 2006, you would probably be surprised to learn that winning the World Series or winning my first Gold Glove at first base was not the highlight moment of the season for me. My personal favorite moment during that season was seeing two of my friends and teammates come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. That was the peak of my year! Why are “others” important to us? Because they are important to God. “Others” were important enough for Jesus to die on the cross for them; they are much more important than a World Series ring.
    Today, "faith" can mean many different things, or sometimes nothing at all. When we speak of our Faith in Christ this is what we believe: ...

    ...If you have never trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, I invite you to do that right now. It is by far and away the best decision I have ever made in my life. I know you will feel the same. I encourage you to say this prayer:

    "Dear God, thank you for loving me. I know that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for dying on the cross to pay for my sins. I want to turn from my sins and trust You as Lord to take control of my life. I ask You Lord right now to come into my life and take the throne of my heart. From this day forward, I trust You Lord to be my personal Lord and Savior and I will live my life to please you. Thank You God for salvation, eternal life, and a new life in Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name I pray. - Amen"

    If you said this prayer with an open and repentant heart, I welcome you into the family of God!
    Please send us an e-mail and let us know about your decision to follow Jesus Christ. If you are still searching and have questions or need more information about the claims of Christ, let us know. Our staff will do its best to point you in the right direction to begin you own Walk of Faith.
    "Faith, Family, and Others" is the mission of the Pujols Family Foundation and the motto of our lives. We hope now you understand why."

    Albert & Diedre Pujols Christian Family Day 2007

    "Personal testimony of Albert and Diedre Pujols during Christian Family Day 2007 after St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game"

    Tony Larussa & Albert Pujols @ Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" Rally

    "Tony Larussa presents Albert Pujols with Hope Award at Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally. 6/28/10"


  • Sugar, official site

  • *saw this Feb 2013
    Sugar (2009) Movie Trailer

  • SEE RANK Sugar (I) (2008) ,

  • "...Storyline By 2008, more than 25 percent of major league baseball players were born in Latin America. At 19, Miguel "Sugar" Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with Kansas City. He flies to Phoenix for tryouts and is sent to the Class A team "The Swing" in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Thus begins his odyssey: leaving his mom and girlfriend; living in an alien culture; learning English; overcoming jitters; working hard; achieving early success; navigating friendships, occasional racism, and a woman's mixed signals; dealing with an injury; trying performance-enhancing drugs; and, searching for his place in the world. Will he make it to the Majors; will he play in New York? Written by ...


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