What We Envision

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Our ultimate desire is to see people glorify the Lord in all areas of life. We believe that long-term discipleship is the way that lives are changed.  We want to use programs that will best reach our children and families with the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the biggest advantages of our programming is that it opens doors and opportunities. We would consider it a huge success if someone headed for illiteracy became a doctor and used medicine to make God famous. In the same way, if a person who loved farming went back to work in the sugarcane fields for the glory of God, that, too, would be a great achievement. Specifically, we want to train people to glorify God in 3 areas: by walking in relationship with the Lord, developing wholesome relationships with others, and using their God-given uniqueness to live for Him. 

Our School

We have started a bilingual, Christian school near the town of Ramón Santana. Over 100 sugarcane villages are found in the surrounding area. Our school serves families of Ramón Santana and the nearby bateyes.

We have 300 students enrolled in eight levels for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, another grade will be added. The final goal is for the school to grow to 1,800 students. A student who attends Freedom from pre-school to high school graduation will have 18,000 hours of contact time with teachers and staff who love the Lord. 

 

Camp

Our camp ministry specifically targets the students in our school. The goal for camp is the same: long-term discipleship. We want to create opportunities for students to get outside of their normal routine - to be a part of an environment that lends itself to thinking deeply about life and daily decisions. Right now, students experience week-long afternoon camp sessions. Short-term team members play a vital role as camp "counselors" and group leaders. As this program continues to grow, older students will have the opportunity to do overnight excursions. They may be involved in creating fun camp experiences for younger students as well.

VBS

We are invested in sharing the Word of God with the children in the bateyes. We teach through the Bible in weekly increments, rotating through the various villages we work in. Through our VBS programs and teachings, we desire to see children come to Christ. Our goal is then to help develop them in their faith. As the Freedom team grows, we hope to expand this ministry to surrounding bateyes so that we can reach more kids.