QUEST was here!

The Mission Base got its official “breaking-in” last week with the QUEST team from the Baptist Convention of New England.

The team did behind-the-scenes type projects such as preparing a base for the shipping container, inventorying children’s books and peeling plastic off the garage door. Not necessarily Instagram-worthy acts, but completing those tasks move us closer to our next goals.

We invited some youth from our ministry to come to the Mission Base to share pizza, ice cream and UNO on the upstairs patio with the QUEST team. What a fun night! I love seeing our new building being used for exactly what we have intended all along.

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Congrats to all who of you who gave, who prayed, who helped, and who encouraged during this year-long mission base remodel.  TOGETHER we did it!  We have a spacious facility to comfortably host volunteers as well as meet the ministry’s needs for office/storage space and staff housing. TOGETHER we did it!   Thank you and congratulations!

The process was much longer, much more expensive, much more stressful and painful than I could have ever expected it to be.  It required almost all of our financial reserves as well as all of my mental, physical and emotional ones.   

I know I need to recharge my depleted batteries to be prepared for all that will be happening in 2023.  To replenish our depleted finances would you consider a year-end gift to The Cercadillo Project to help us continue the 15 year ministry here in the Dominican Republic?   

PERSONAL CHECKS – Write the check to Shepherd’s Staff and add the identification number in the memo line of the check: 4126.    Please mail checks to Shepherd’s Staff,  6739 Academy Road NE Suite #320, Albuquerque, NM  87109.


AND SPEAKING OF 2023 . . .

It is almost time to begin the site development plan for our school/community center!!! These are exciting times as we begin to see long-held dreams of quality education for our communities becoming a closer reality.

We will be gathering experts to determine the best land usage, projected costs and to produce renderings. Detailed information will be forthcoming.

If you wish to give specifically to this part of our future, you may use the same information as above. If sending a check add the ID number 4126A in the memo line. This ensures that the donation goes directly to the building fund. If making an online donation, click on my name and then click “Build with Cercadillo.”

Again, CONGRATS on the completion of the Mission Base. May your 2023 be filled with many more reasons to celebrate!

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