Living Life in the DR

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Update!

Pyle Family  Update
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since Gabe boarded a plane to the Dominican Republic for a one week work trip to Freedom. Crazy how that one trip completely flipped our lives upside down. I felt God telling me weeks before Gabe left that it would change our lives in one way or another but I really had no idea that it would involve moving down to the DR to join the Freedom team! Looking back, it’s been a crazy, emotional year. But I stand amazed at God’s faithfulness and provision! Each and everyday, He continues to break our hearts for this ministry and the people we are ministering to and our hearts ache to be physically down there! 
You have been asking when we plan to leave and we are excited to say we have officially set a date. That date is June 1, 2015! Having a date set makes it all seem a little more real! We need to be at 90% of our monthly budget before we leave. 
We currently stand at 48% of our monthly budget and 51% of our start-up costs! This just blows me away considering we started our fundraising only 7 short months ago! So first of all, we just want to say a big thank you to everyone that’s already pledged/given and also to everyone for the prayers! Secondly, we ask that you continue to prayerfully consider becoming part of this ministry and joining our team! We would like to be at 55% of our goal by the end of November! If you are interested in supporting us, please visit, click on Donate under Invest and choose Pyle from the drop down menu. While any gift is much appreciated, signing up for monthly donations makes it easier for us to have a steady income. We are looking for monthly donations of $20, $25, $50 and $100 or more.

What's Happening with Freedom

The search for a third vehicle begins!
A donor offered us a matching gift of $20,000 that will allow us to to purchase a third vehicle. We needed to meet this match by October 22nd and we did! Praise God! We currently transport 90 kids to and from school with only 2 vehicles. Our bus seats 29 and the safari truck has two long benches. These kids are really packed in! A third vehicle will come in very handy as our school continues to grow and we will be transporting 120 kids at the beginning of our next school year! 

6 classrooms almost complete!
We are currently using four classrooms. Three of these classrooms are used for students and one is used as a kitchen/office area. We hope to wrap up two more classrooms on the first level of the building soon so we can move over and begin construction on our apartments. We are all looking forward to being on the same campus as the school!

Meet the newest Freedom team member! 

 Arisleyda is the newest member to join our Freedom team! She joins Angie as a co-teacher in the kindergarten class. Arisleyda has been a big blessing to Angie and our kindergartners. Our students are so starved for attention, and Arisleyda has jumped right in to invest her love and time with these kids. She actively seeks out ways to pull in those children that seem to “fall through the cracks”. She desires success for each one of them. 

How You Can Pray for Us:
  • We have several speaking engagements coming up and would appreciate prayers
  • For patience as we wait here in the US for our funds to come in
  • For God to touch the right people’s hearts to join our financial team

Thank you for all your support! 
Gabe, Krista, Ava, Blakeley & Karsyn 

“it is for Freedom that Christ has set us Free!” Galatians 5:1

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