$6,850.00 raised ~ goal of: $24,500.00


$17,650.00 To Go


Barahona, March 2024

Dear friends and prayer partners,


January and February always bring tremendous seventy-five-degree weather in the Dominican Republic. This feels super cold to the Dominicans, but I give THANKS to my God Who is blessing me with a break from the Caribbean heat!


As always, the elections are trying to steal my peace with so much noise all over the country. This year, more than ever, the number of candidates has grown. Every two weeks more pictures are added to the big photo album standing at every corner of Barahona. It does not take much intelligence to know that the elections will be tough, as everyone wants to be mayor, knowing that only one is needed.   


Prayer for the election has been the number one occupation of the intercessors, trusting our Lord Jesus Christ will take control of this ordeal. We have seen that HE has answered, because we only had a few violent incidents in Barahona and very few deaths have been registered in the entire country despite the heated arguments over election corruption. We just finished the Municipal elections and in May will be the Presidential election. Meaning the noise continues until May, trusting we will survive. Of course, we have way too many candidates for the one job of President. May God’s mercy help us to keep our sanity.


Our ministry to train and equip Haitian pastors has been postponed because of a schedule conflict for our teacher Nick. Also, the program coordinator, Pastor Marc Antoine, had to move to Santo Domingo, and so Pastor Rolex is now the coordinator. Even though they are in the Dominican Republic, the situation in Haiti that is getting worse every day, affects all the Haitian communities here. More and more desperate Haitians are jumping the border between D.R. and Haiti to add to the ones already here that are struggling to make ends meet. I believe God is still in control as we continue to pray for our Haitian brethren to be at peace and covered by His  Blood. So far the Haitian Church is doing fine but the people are in very bad shape. This exodus brings many new Haitian families into our Batey Algodon. They bring with them their voodoo culture and beliefs. This is keeping the Liberation/Deliverance ministry of my leadership students very busy. There has been so many testimonies of demon possessed children and adults that have been set free. Glory be to God!   


The permanent prayer ministry on the National Altar 24/7 is growing. Now the Dominican National Altar is extending into New York City (USA). Thanks be to God and the efforts of the Dominican bishops residing in New York, and the prayers of the saints. We are excited about this tremendous answer to prayer.


I am still waiting for the Dominican Immigration to update my residency papers. Only God knows the reason for the delay in this matter. When it’s not the hijack of the Dominican immigration system, it’s the loss of my papers as the result of this hijack, or my lawyer’s negligence! Even though it’s so frustrating, I continue to believe and I am trusting Romans 8:28 to work in my favor. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.

                                 PLEASE ADD YOUR PRAYERS TO MINE…… 

  • I am very grateful to our Lord for my health. I did have a health issue at the end of January that did cause me to postpone most of my activities but THANKS BE TO GOD, I am getting much better with my new diet.
  • A prayer of THANKSGIVING for the extension of the National Prayer Altar to Mexico and to New York City with intercessors now praying 24/7 in those places.
  • Even though I am still praying for a breakthrough regarding the issue of my Resident Visa in the Dominican Republic, I am so grateful to my Lord—while I am waiting—for adding two new baby Christians to our one-on-one Ministry and two new couples to our Counseling Ministry that is keeping me very busy. OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!
  • Prayer is needed for a missionary to come over and take care my house , here is not like the USA : if I am going away for two days I got to have a housekeeper , so add your prayers to mine for the right missionary .  

May you be blessed with a warm Resurrection Sunday, trusting you all are well and waiting for our King’s return. I THANK THE LORD for your faithfulness and your prayer and support.

 ***If you would prefer your newsletter on paper, to come in the mail, please contact me (cotnbara@gmail.com) and I will do my best to send your newsletter by mail. It will take a longer time to get it.***


Love and blessings from Malou,

your missionary in the Dominican Republic    



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The Life of a Stateless Child

Published Fri, Sep 03, 21. Written by Kelly Flannery.

When the COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into chaos, many governments tried to provide aid and relief to their citizens. But what if you weren’t a citizen of any country?


Many of the children we serve in the Dominican Republic would have been left to face the pandemic alone. They are stateless.  


These individuals were born in the Dominican Republic (DR), but because their parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents are from Haiti, they aren’t recognized as citizens.


In the eyes of many in the Dominican government, they do not exist.


That means more than 133,000 people in the DR don’t have access to any public services like education, medical care, clean water, or government aid. They can’t vote. They have no rights.


This keeps them in a vicious cycle of poverty that is nearly impossible to escape.




Imagine being told you don’t belong in the only home you’ve ever known. That you also don’t belong in the country your ancestors are from. That you aren’t worthy of the care and compassion the other people around you are shown. What would that tell you about your worth? How could you feel any sense of dignity?


In the DR, one of the most dire secondhand effects of the pandemic has been the food and hunger crisis. While Dominican citizens received food from the government, children and families who are stateless have not.


This affects many of the children that Children of the Nations (COTN) serves in the DR. About 50% of them are stateless.


COTN usually receives funding and meals to feed these children through the school system. But this support went away when schools closed during the pandemic.


Francisco, our country director in the DR, says that during the pandemic many of the parents weren’t able to leave their homes to find work—it seemed that there would be no way for them to feed their families. But “Thanks to [Children of the Nations], during the pandemic the children had food on their tables every day.”




Thanks to your generosity, not one child in the communities we serve has gone hungry during the pandemic. You helped feed 1,451 children and their families throughout 2020.


You also provided clean water, hygiene kits, medical distributions, health checkups, and more to keep children and their families safe during the pandemic. Without your help, the children would have no access to these resources.




The problems Haitian-Dominicans face are a big part of why Children of the Nations came to the Dominican Republic. Now, you are changing the lives of thousands of these children—children like Luisa.


Luisa grew up without any basic services. She could not dream of attending school—her community had none. “In the past,” she shares, “it was very difficult to study because we did not have a school and we were discouraged to study.” But that changed when COTN came to her community and built a school. Finally, Luisa could get an education and dream of a better future.


Now, she works as a teacher for COTN and is an inspiration to the children in her community. “Many children say they want to be like me in the future, a teacher,” says Luisa.




COTN also serves Haitian-Dominicans through our medical clinic. Because of this clinic, children and their families who can’t afford medical care are able to receive the life-saving surgeries, medicines, and treatments they need. Hundreds of surgeries are performed there each year through the help of visiting surgical teams.


Because of you, lives and communities have been transformed. But there is still much more work to be done.


The DR has been hard hit by the pandemic, and they had another severe spike of cases in June. During this spike, schools had to return to virtual learning, ICU capacity filled up, food prices skyrocketed, and some of the children and staff were infected. The challenges of this pandemic aren’t over yet.


But with you by their side, these children will have the physical, educational, social, and spiritual care they need to become the next generation of leaders. These children will know they matter, they are worthy of care, and they belong right where they are.




P.S. To help children in the Dominican Republic, donate to the Dominican Republic - Most Urgent Funding Needs fund.

Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Children of the Nations has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Children of the Nations will attempt to honor gifts preferenced to support particular workers, but the final decision on the use of all funds rests with the organization.