We thank God for those of you who are praying for us and with us. You are a blessing.
Business training– We thank God for the second business training session that took place in Santo Domingo this month. The training will be three sessions total. We pray that God would use the information that was imparted (and that will be imparted in the next session) to help improve the operations and administration in the fifteen participating schools.

DR Trip- Edify’s Tiger Dawson will be visiting the DR the first week of May with a group of men who are interested in learning more about various NGO’s in the country. They will be visiting some Edify schools, an Esperanza water project, the CURE International Hospital and will learn more about HOPE International‘s work in the DR by visiting an Esperanza bank. We pray that God would be with them as they travel and that the trip would be fruitful for everyone.

Prayers for our partners

ASPIRE has their annual board meeting this Saturday. We pray that it would go well and that God would be present in their conversations and in all the plans they will be making for the upcoming year.

Esperanza has recently hired a development representative who will be working in both the U.S. and the DR, and eight new loan officers, two of whom will be working directly with Edify school loans. We pray that God would use all of these new hires to carry out his will within the work of Esperanza and Edify. We also pray that they would all transition well and quickly feel at home within the organization.