About International

STCH Ministries International opportunities continue to grow! Individuals, families, groups, churches, and organizations from throughout Texas and the United States are joining us to minister to children and families internationally.

The Gift of Eternity

Go into all the world and share the Good News. Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. These mandates “blow our minds.” It seems unachievable and beyond our imagination. That perspective, however, discounts what God can do—the God of all power and wisdom, who loves the world and knows when a sparrow falls. There were many examples during the mission trips in the Dominican Republic this summer of God’s power to use Samuel’s Fund to share the Gospel and to love children in His name. One of the many blessings of a sponsorship is the opportunity to connect personally [...]

By |2018-09-03T09:59:59+00:00August 30th, 2018|

Sponsoring the Future

“My goodness, how you have grown!” How many times have we said those words to others whom we knew yesterday as small children? Days melded into months and years so quickly, and it seems overnight that the child has become a young adult. We have experienced similar moments with our sponsored Samuel’s Fund children, especially during the mission trips this summer. It seems only a short time ago that we carried food and resources to the home of a Samuel’s Fund child. How their eyes widened and glowed at the sight of bread and milk, and special treats like peanut butter and cookies! Now some [...]

By |2018-07-12T12:18:50+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Finding Potential with Limited Resources

One of the most difficult aspects of the Samuel’s Fund sponsorship program is choosing which children to sponsor. How we wish that resources were unlimited, but only God is limitless. So we must choose. We cannot go strictly on need. The criteria is not only need, but also potential. Potential includes a reasonable degree of support in the child’s environment—someone who will provide accountability for school and church attendance. It also includes a good attitude and willingness to invest efforts in their schoolwork. When those standards are met, our STCH Ministries team invests whatever it takes to help that child [...]

By |2018-03-23T10:33:37+00:00April 9th, 2018|

God’s Blessings

“I have learned that God hears my prayers even about little things,” Abril Lorenzo shared. Abril is a 12-year-old sponsored child who longed to attend a drama presented by the Quisqueyana Baptist Church in the National Palace of Fine Arts. Abril knew that the possibility of paying for this would be impossible for her family. In the quiet of her own heart, she shared her desire with God. “Please, God, I would love to go to this drama.” How pleased she was when she learned that her sponsorship would pay for her ticket! For children to know Christ, grow in [...]

By |2018-02-28T12:50:09+00:00February 27th, 2018|

Raquel’s School Update

In 2017, Ladies for the Least members voted on several projects, with the winning project being: International Ministry’s Raquel’s School in the Dominican Republic. Raquel’s School is providing a Christian education to children who might not otherwise have access to many educational opportunities. STCH Ministries has been involved with the school for several years, providing the means to rebuild the original broken-down building into a clean, solid, and well-equipped facility. The school has now grown to the point where more room is needed. A new extension would allow for more children to be reached and educational services provided. Ladies for [...]

By |2018-02-20T10:59:43+00:00February 20th, 2018|

Gifts That Multiply

The end of the year brings the end of a semester in the Dominican Republic. Our sponsors will be blessed to know that their sponsorship not only blesses the child, but also helps to support the Christian schools they attend and orphanages where they live. The income from their sponsorships gives these ministries more economic stability. In addition to the income, the relationship created with STCH Ministries staff provides a source of input and guidance. Samuel’s Fund Director Rebeca Dinzey reports that the leadership of these ministries are using their board members to help, something which we have encouraged. In [...]

By |2018-01-22T08:19:32+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

Counting Blessings at Christ-MAS

In Spanish, MAS means MORE! This year we have experienced Christ’s MAS-- mas blessings, mas ministries, mas mission teams, mas children helped in schools and orphanages, mas Samuel’s Fund children, and mas sponsors. Our feelings echo with Apostle Paul’s explosion of adjectives and adverbs in Ephesians 3, Christ is and has done “exceedingly, superabundantly, immeasurably, above and beyond all we could ask or imagine!” One pastor, touched with the need of children, said, “Our church will sponsor all of the remaining children on the waiting list of Raquel’s school.” Another individual, inspired by the long-term vision to invest in Christian [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:53:09+00:00December 24th, 2017|

He Knows My Name

Dios le bendiga! Greetings with the familiar ‘God bless you,’ from the Dominican Republic where Director Mark Lozuk and I spent time with our staff and DR partners last month. We also brought with us Victoria Orr, our administrative assistant who coordinates the myriads of details concerning over 200 Samuel’s Fund children and their sponsors. Victoria had never met these children in person and does not speak their language. Yet she recognized them and knew most of their names, just from their sponsorship photos. How delighted they were to be known by this “Americana” whom they had never met! I [...]

By |2018-01-04T20:56:47+00:00November 27th, 2017|

Jesus and Education

Looking at desperate poverty, I recently asked, “What hope do these children have?” Without hesitation came the response, “Jesus and education.” In two words this sums up the purpose of Samuel’s Fund sponsorships. Thanks to sponsors, STCH Ministries is able to invest a tremendous amount of effort in the spiritual and educational development of children. In the Rosa Elena school, Rebeca Dinzey and Patria, Pastor Rudy’s wife, give weekly guidance. Teachers from the US have come to give training. Facility improvements continue through mission team efforts and the leadership of Russell Jerez. Three of our CLEP college students travel to [...]

By |2018-01-04T21:19:49+00:00October 26th, 2017|