2021 Virtual Mission Trip!

Dear friends, family & supporters, The pandemic has had a huge impact on the way we do everything, especially when it comes to travel.  The current restrictions make it unfeasible to take a group to the CIMIV school in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.  But one thing for sure is that the Lord has

Mobile App in 2021!

Coming soon to an iPhone or Android device near you is your very own VivaKids app!  From the app, you can manage your account, view your sponsored child, see pictures, communicate, and much more!  You will also be able to make one-time and recurring donations, and sponsor children!  It will be a one stop shop

More than a Picture!

One Sunday in CEFC church, we listened to Bill & Marsha Myers talk about the VivaKids program to help children in the Dominican Republic with their basic needs while attending school.  My wife, Lorrie and I already sponsored a girl from Congo through World Vision for several years, but we wanted more actual involvement with

BIG News!

Dear VivaKids Friends & Family, We are excited to announce some big news regarding one of our favorite people, Lori Barr!  Lori has been an extremely dedicated employee of VivaKids that also had an incredibly giant heart for the children that we serve.  Recently she learned that God was planning to use her in an

Christmas Time is Here!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we will all be turning our attention toward the wonderful celebration of Christmas!  No doubt, this means decorating, shopping, ugly sweater parties, cookie baking and making lasting memories with loved ones.  Most importantly, it means commemorating the most awesome gift ever given....the gift of Jesus Christ.  The Bible says

Hurricanes Irma & Maria

The 2017 hurricane season has become notorious to say the least, and it isn't even over yet.  It has been remarkable to see the damage that has been done by these unforgiving forces of nature.  Harvey, Irma, Jose & Maria have dramatically impacted the communities they traveled through, and in some cases, wiped out entire

The Start of Something New

As Marsha and I sit here at the CIMIV center, we can help but shake our heads at all of the new things that are happening in our lives.  We have a new daughter-in-law, and another daughter-in-law AND son-in-law on the way before the calendar travels a full year.  In April we also welcomed our

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