A School that is part of COCREF

Colegio Cristiano Reformada San Pablo is located in the community of La Pared de Haina, in the San Cristobal Province, 30 minutes away from Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. The community of La Pared is a semi-rural community, with a population of approximately 10,000 people.  Most families make their living from subsistence agriculture, construction work or motorbike taxi, while women serve as maids or street vendors in Santo Domingo or in the township of Haina.

The school was established when there were no other school opportunities in the community to offer Christian education to children from immigrant Haitian families and their Dominican neighbors.  Initially our service was free of charge for them, but gradually families have been encouraged to make small contributions that go toward monthly stipend that we provide to our teachers.

During all these years of faithful proclamation of the Gospel through Christ-centred education we have seen how God has used the school to plant the seeds of gospel in the hearts of thousands of children and their families.  Many of them have come to know the Lord through our ministry.  Many lives have been transformed, and many positive changes have taken place in our community.  The community has grown and is now more developed.  Many of our former students have become teachers, doctors, engineers and above all, followers of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Despite all the challenges, by the grace of God our school continues to serve the children and families of La Pared, and we remain committed to fulfill the Great Commission, nurturing transformation through Christian Education.

Please pray for us as we strive to provide the best education opportunity that we can provide to the children of La Pared.
Pray for our teachers, that they stay committed to our mission, vision and values, especially considering that they are constantly tempted to go and work at the public schools for better payment.

Pray for the sustainability of the school.  May the Lord open doors and provide all the resources needed.

Pray for our students.  May the Lord bless and keep them, as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Yohany Benitez
Principal of San Pablo School

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