On February 14th, BCA will send a team of nineteen 11th and 12th grade students to participate in an international service project in Batey Angelina, Dominican Republic. This one week trip will be full of adventure, hard work, and personal challenges. We are hopeful that this trip will not only benefit a community in need but will also deeply impact our students who are going.
The team will be in the Dominican Republic from February 14-21, 2014 serving with a local church, La Iglesia de Dios, and working at their student center which is supported by Compassion International. Our team will be working with over 350 local children serving them meals, providing tutoring assistance, and participating in building construction at the student center. Student centers are designed to supplement the marginal education of the public schools, provide job skills, and help students find employment. The children who attend are sponsored by Compassion International, a child sponsorship program, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Because of the student center, the local church has grown from 150 to 400 in 2 years. BCA has sent student teams to this project in 2008, 2010, 2012 and a mini-team in 2013.
Please keep the BCA team in your thoughts and prayers.