Dunwells in the DR – Spring Update

Ordained TICCN ministers Graham and Kathrine Dunwell moved to the Dominican Republic with their family at the start of this year. Below we share the latest news from them, join us in prayer to support their work.

Dear friends, we extend our warm greetings to all of you in the mighty name of Jesus. April has brought both highs and lows for us. The weather has been challenging with continuous rain. Fortunately, Jarabacoa has been relatively safe from flooding, but Sosua has been severely affected, impacting many individuals. Please pray for the rain to stop and for those affected by the floods. Additionally, please keep the Haitians in the DR in your prayers as many are facing deportation back to Haiti amidst a dire situation there. We hope to help the Haitian people more in the future as the Lord leads and continues to connect us to the right people.

We are thankful to God for our recent connection with Kids Alive International, who are significantly impacting many children’s and families’ lives in the DR. It seems God is leading us towards meaningful involvement with this ministry.

Early April, we visited the Owens in Punta Cana during their family holiday, and they blessed us so much all weekend, we had great fun, and quality time together, and we all enjoyed a much-needed rest.

Regarding Jarabacoa Christian School, after seeking the Lord’s guidance, we have been presented with new opportunities to further the spiritual formation of the school. Graham will take up a senior leadership position, while Kathryn will continue to oversee Chapel for the entire school and teach all the Bible study classes. Please continue to pray for revival at the school as we faithfully serve Him there. We are believing for a powerful move of God among the students and teachers at our upcoming final chapel of the year.

Our daughter, Precious, is thriving at the school, a real answer to prayer and as Troy approaches 18, he is discerning his next steps for the coming season.

Our Priorities for May

All Great Moves of God Start in Prayer!

Live Out the Gospel

Spreading the Love of Jesus in the Dominican Republic!

Our mission is to share the love of Jesus through both words and actions as we become an integral part of the community. We are continuing to help with the spiritual needs of the school, focusing on prayer, pastoral care, worship, and Bible study for the teachers and over 400 children.

We visited the Mission Direct project with Claire from GoMad, and were heartbroken to witness the level of poverty that the people of Arroyo de Leche face. Our prayer is to help the children of this village continue to receive an education at Juan de Dios Garcia Gonzalez School. The children also get a free meal at the school and with your support, we can help build them a safe space to eat together. We are preparing for our missionary teams scheduled to arrive in July. Our mission will be to construct a kitchen and dining facility along with an extra toilet. We need more people to sign up for this trip to go ahead so please do pray and spread the word if you or anybody you know may be interested in joining us. (If you are interest in joining this trip visit https://missiondirect.org/country/dominican-republic/)

2024 Project

Arroyo de Leche School – This is a rural community of around 200 families.

  • The school has grades 1-6 and has 28 students.
  • They have 3 classrooms and 3 teachers.
  • The school is a full day.

The Project

  • To build a dining and kitchen area – the school currently has no facilities for lunch and is washing dishes on the ground.
  • To build a toilet block.

We will assist a team of local builders and tradespeople to accomplish this project.

Please Pray For

  • Our Family Back Home
  • Those Affected by the Floods
  • The Missionary Projects with Mission Direct
  • The People of the Dominican Republic & Haiti
  • The Children, Parents, and Teachers at JCS School and that They Come to Know Jesus
  • The School Chapel, Worship, Prayer, and Bible Study
  • For our new roles at JCS and that God will be Glorifi ed
  • Discernment for Troy and His Next Steps
  • For More People to Partner with Us Both in Prayer and Financially https://www.stewardship.org.uk/partners/20477301
  • For our new connection with Kids Alive International

We are grateful for your support, prayers, and blessings. We pray you have a blessed May and that God continues to use you in mighty ways.

We Love You All So Much!

Luke 3:4-6 ‘Prepare The Way Of The Lord’