What Is 2nd Mile Missions?
2nd Mile Missions is a Christian ministry dedicated to educating, equipping and empowering children and families we serve in the Dominican Republic.
Providing a Christian education to children and helping their parents become employed empowers an entire family. Children can grow into healthy adults, and learn the skills they need to feed and care for their own children. These children will then be able to sustain their communities as adults, breaking the cycle of poverty.
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. “Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the Lord.
Our mission is why we exist and includes the action we will take to realize our vision.
Our mission is to spread the love of Christ by disrupting the cycle of poverty in the communities we serve. We will do this by providing children and adults with educational resources, spiritual enrichment, and employment and business opportunities. We will also spread our passion by inviting others to observe and participate in this healing process first hand.
Our vision is the reality we hope to achieve based on our beliefs.
Through our efforts, we desire that everyone we serve leads a productive, healthy, self-sustaining, independent life – and, most importantly, develops a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through this impact we hope to build the Kingdom of Heaven on earth – where we all take care of our fellow citizens out of love, and the effects of poverty no longer exist.
The Dominican Republic is a unique place where tourists and visitors see nothing but beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts, but many locals are struggling to survive because they are trapped in a cycle of physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic poverty.
In 2006, Rod and Nancy visited the Dominican Republic on vacation and were faced with the systemic cycle of poverty prevalent throughout the country. Called by God to act, they established 2nd Mile Missions and partnered with Pastor Pascual Borrell and Church of God for the Nations in Bavaro, Dominican Republic.
The story of 2nd Mile Missions is an inspiring tale of radical faith and God’s immense love for His children. We believe everyone deserves to live a life free from suffering and that we are called to show love to others through taking action the way Rod and Nancy did when they followed the call of God to help.
By coming alongside impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic, 2nd Mile Missions has been able to begin to break the cycle of poverty, replacing it with powerful stories of God’s love and hope.
2nd Mile Missions began by providing educational, nutritional, and spiritual support for children and families trapped within the cycle of poverty. What began by educating 62 children our first year has grown into helping hundreds of children and their families experience hope within their own community.
Rod and Nancy’s passion for meeting the needs of people in the Dominican Republic has continued to grow, turning 2nd Mile Missions into what it is today. Our vision for the future is to create more programs and opportunities to help replace the cycle of poverty with a story of love and opportunity for all.
Additional Links & Resources
2nd Mile Missions Schools
Empowerment begins with education! 800 students are enrolled each year in at 2nd Mile Education Center and Hope Academy.
House of Hope
Restoring health and hope for the future by providing a safe, secure home for abused and abandoned girls.
Community of Hope Projects
We partner with communities and other like minded organizations to provide effective long-term solutions to poverty while maintaining the dignity of their culture.