Friends of Colegio Moriah (formerly Hispaniola Mission Advisory Council) was formed to promote education, health, and economic development in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti. Our current focus is Colegio Moriah in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.
The role of this Council is primarily for fundraising and organization toward these goals. Members have volunteered in the Dominican Republic on medical and construction missions and have seen first-hand the great need there.
Colegio Moriah is a school of the church Iglesia Bautista Cristo para las Naciones in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, run by Pastor Tanis Dérolus.
Work is currently underway, and Colegio Moriah was able to move into its new facility in 2003 in a limited manner, adapting as the project grows.
Architectural design has been provided by Jeri Spurling. Much of the construction has been organized by Hans Roovers of the Netherlands. Funds are coming in from many sources and are used to buy materials and hire local Dominican and Haitian workers.
Work teams from Maine, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have organized and volunteered their time, money, labor and love. In March 2006 a team of students from Gordon College (Massachusetts) volunteered during their spring break.
Won't you help? This project should not lose momentum! We now have tax-deductible status under IRS 501 (c) (3). Please send your donation to:
Friends of Colegio Moriah
Craig Bean, Treasurer
13 Alfred St.
Houlton, ME 04730
Make check payable to "Friends of Colegio Moriah." Thank you!
Friends of Colegio Moriah advisory board:
Marshall Smith, M.D. -- President -- Surry, Maine
Craig Bean -- Treasurer -- Houlton, Maine
Jeri Spurling -- Islesford, Maine
Lollie Hatch, RN -- Fairfield, Maine
David Reiber, MD -- Mt. Desert, Maine
Michael Updegraff -- Bar Harbor, Maine
'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' (Matthew 25:35.36)