Living Life in the DR

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quick Update!

I just wanted to give you guys a quick update of where we currently stand and also share some new things that are going on with Freedom!

We currently stand at 42% of our yearly goal! It’s crazy to think that we started the fundraising process only 6 months ago and already we are so close to being half way there! God is good! We are so grateful for each one of you that has partnered with us financially! We can’t say it enough. You are all as much a part of Freedom as we are and we know that God is going to do amazing things through your generous gifts! None of this would be possible without all of you! We would love to see 2 new monthly donors join our team by October 1st. Please continue to pray and prayerfully consider joining us on this journey! You can donate by visiting and clicking on Donate under Invest and choosing ‘Pyle’ from the drop down menu.

I’m not sure if I've mentioned it before but besides our yearly income, we also need to raise $40,000 in start-up costs. This $40,000 will go towards a down-payment on our apartment plus 3 months rent, furniture, language school for Gabe and I and a vehicle. Any one-time gifts at this point are going toward this $40,000. We currently stand at 40% of our start-up costs! A big thank you to everyone for those special gifts! I'm just amazed at how fast that is coming in and how God is providing! 

As for Freedom, we started our second quarter for the 2014-2015 school year last Wednesday. This comes after a one month break for staff furloughs. Gabe and I had a chance to visit with several of the Freedom families while they were in the states and it was so good to reconnect with them and hear first hand all that God is doing!

Construction also continues and our school building now has four school rooms, a large entryway and two restrooms (a boys room and a girls room). We were also able to secure the school with steel doors and bars on the windows. The campus has also been secured with 3,000 feet of chain-link fence including a sliding entry gate measuring 35 feet long! 

Something really exciting going on right now is that solar power is being installed at the school! Through the power company, we only have about six hours of power a day on the land (a few hours in the morning and a few in the evening). The Lord has provided an electrician and a crew of experienced installers from Sonlight Power to install it for us! Solar is going to be a good option for us to have reliable power and will change the school experience for our students!

Josh Simos, one of our Freedom missionaries, is back in the states this week having surgery done on his shoulder. He will be in the states for about a week while his wife and 3 kids remain in the DR. Please pray for a speedy recovery for Josh. Please also keep his family in your prayers!

If you are interested in learning more about Freedom and what we are doing in the DR, we would love to meet with you! We’d also be more than happy to talk at your church, sunday school class or small group. You can either Facebook me or send me an email if you’d like to set something up! (

We are so thankful for each and everyone of you and the prayers that you have offered up on our behalf! Please continue to keep us in your prayers! Please also pray for Freedom and that God would continue to use us to further His Kingdom.


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