Adventist Health & Friends Project
Join Maranatha to help rebuild the Beryl Adventist Church. This one, along with dozens of other churches, was torn apart by Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Along with construction, volunteers on this project will have the opportunity to participate in medical clinics in the local communities.Scope
On this project, volunteers will assist with the reconstruction of the Beryl Adventist Church, home to 120 members. The Beryl congregation has been meeting for more than 40 years and their existing church was built in 1988. Unfortunately, the sanctuary was toppled by Hurricane Maria. The roof flew off during the storm, and the walls collapsed. The entire structure will need to be torn down and rebuilt. The new Maranatha church will use a design able to withstand stronger winds.
There are many needs on the island that reach beyond the reconstruction of churches. While many of the Christians we met expressed hope and optimism because of their faith in God, people are still recovering emotionally from the terrifying experience. Many children were traumatized and suffer from anxiety. Volunteers working in Dominica may have the opportunity to spread hope and joy to these individuals through a variety of community outreach activities.
In addition, since most of the plants were wiped out during the hurricane, people have lost their source of food and income. Maranatha volunteers will help by distributing seeds to families to help with the replanting process.
Watch this video to learn more about the mission of this project: https://vimeo.com/265240946/a2e63df563