Magi boxes: Virginia church members share their joy in Dominican Republic
Recently we shared a video of children in Haiti receiving “Joy Boxes” from church members in the U.S. through Hope for Haiti’s Children, a church-supported ministry.
Here’s a video from the other country that shares the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic.
Members of the Fairfax Church of Christ in Virginia, just outside Washington, share their experiences on a recent trip to the Spanish-speaking nation, where they distributed Magi Boxes (similar to the Joy Boxes in Haiti).
The congregation works with Manna Global Ministries, a church-supported nonprofit that works in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Africa.
The Fairfax church has a history of commitment to the people of the Dominican Republic — and Haiti. In 2010, I rode along with two of the church’s members, Mark Gibson and Tim Bynum, as they gathered relief supplies in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, and drove them across the border into Haiti to aid victims of the earthquake that leveled much of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.