Living Life in the DR

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pyle Family Newsletter

Check out our Pyle Family Newsletter! We will be sending one out every month. If you want to receive our newsletters, you can email me at and we will get you added to our list!

Pyle Family Update

Well we reached our goal! We wanted to get to 30% by the end of June and we did it! We currently stand at 34%. Praise God! Thank you to everyone who has supported us financially and we ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers.

How to get involved

If you are interested in supporting us and becoming part of our team, please visit, click on Donate under Invest and choose Pyle from the drop down menu.

Pray for us!

I’ve been reminded countless times through this process how powerful prayer is! Please keep us in your prayers as even now we prepare our hearts to serve God in the Dominican Republic! We are so anxious to get down there and physically be a part of the team. We continue to ask that you prayerfully consider joining our support team. We know and trust that God will provide!

Our new bus!
Pyle Summer
This summer has been a busy one for the Pyle Family! Here are a few events that have kept us running from one event to the next!
  • Ava registered for Kindergarten and will begin this fall at South Adams! I can’t believe we are already at this stage in our lives! Not sure this momma is ready for that! Karsyn and Blakeley will both attend Pre-School at First Mennonite Church for 3 mornings a week.
  • My sister, Erin, got married to Matt Rupp on May 24th. I was in the wedding as well as all 3 of the girls. As you can imagine, they loved every minute of that!
  • The girls attended 2 Summer Bible School programs.
  • Ava enjoyed her first year of T-Ball. She especially loved that her daddy was the coach!
  • All 3 girls took swim lessons this year at the Berne Pool! They are quickly becoming quite the little swimmers!
  • Gabe and I enjoyed a kid-free weekend in Michigan visiting some dear friends! It was nice to have a short break and be able to reconnect with each other.
  • Gabe is currently working on flipping a house with a friend. This keeps him very busy and we are all ready for it to be done!
The kids in their new classroom!
 New Beginnings
The 2013-2014 school year ended in May and the new year (2014 - 2015) began June 9th. Along with our pre-K3, pre-K4 and kindergarten classes, we have now added 1st grade to the mix! In the past, school has been held in churches in one of the bateys we work in but we are so excited to announce that we began this year in our very own school building! Above is a photo of the kids in one of the classrooms. We currently have 3 classrooms and a lunch area completed but there is still much to be done! More floors and ceilings are being poured as well as plumbing and much more! We have about 120 students enrolled this year and were in dire need of a second Freedom vehicle to transport kids. God is so faithful and provided us with just that! (photo of the bus on the left)
You can keep up with us on Freedom's FB page or by following our family blog. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue to take these steps of faith! We are so excited to get down to the DR and begin the work God has laid before us!

Gabe, Krista, Ava, Karsyn & Blakeley

Mission:  Freedom equips people to engage culture according to their design.

Vision: Freedom develops life-changing relationships with those most unlikely so
               that they become catalysts for change with in the Dominican Republic.
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