Nelson & Rennae have pioneered & serve various ministries in the Dominican Republic.
In 2006, Rennae had the opportunity to work with the Shared Hope organization, when its founder came to Dominican Republic to meet with the Dominican government. This was the beginning of outreaches to sex workers and their children. As a result, Rennae's ministry partner, Pastor Ketty Figueroa, and her local church then founded Bethesda Home for these and other at-risk children. In addition, Rennae has been actively involved in training local churches in intentional outreach and evangelism to sex workers and bringing awareness to the churches concerning the issue of Human Trafficking in Dominican Republic.
Bethesda Home and Human Trafficking
Quisqueya Master’s Commission is a three-year Assemblies of God Bible Institute, based on the CIMA del Rey property for the training of missionaries in Dominican Republic. Aside from theological studies, CMQ students concentrate on discipleship, leadership and missions. The third year students raise funds and participate in a transcultural missions internship under the mentorship of an experienced missionary. The program led by national directors Johan & Claudia Matos , former graduates of the program.
King’s Castle Ministries is forming disciples with a missionary vision to with children and youth to the Lord. The ministry was first founded in 1989 by missionaries Don & Terri Triplett in El Salvador. Since 1993, Nelson & Rennae have purposed to raise up an army of young, Spirit-filled warriors who would reach the world with the simple message that 'Jesus saves and is coming soon.' Over the years, we have trained hundreds of warriors from local churches doing outreach evangelism that especially targets children. Though we currently reside in Texas, Nelson continues as president of the Kings Castle board.
Surrounded by the beautiful mountains in the heart of Dominican Republic, CIMA del Rey serves as a ministry center serving all of our ministries and the national Assemblies of God church in Dominican Republic. CIMA stand for Caribbean Institute for Missions Advancement. CIMA is a prayer center for praying for the nations, training center for Dominican missionaries, and a camp and retreat center for the Assemblies of God Dominican Republic.
CIMA del Rey
Engage is an Assemblies of God program for college-aged students that we have planted here in Dominican Republic. It is designed to provide a path to discover and clarify your destiny in a missional environment, while earning a college degree. This is accomplished by immersing students into a new culture and by providing hands-on training. In addition, Engage students will have the opportunity to develop lifetime goals, work together with career missionaries and assist national pastors. The Mission of Engage is to provide opportunities for students to pursue ministry experience while acquiring higher education.
National Missions Agency
in Dominican Republic
Nelson & Rennae served several years as Missionary Advisors on the board for the National Missions Agency for the Assemblies of God in Dominican Republic The missions agency is responsible to prepare and send Dominican missionaries to other nations to fulfill the Great Commission according to Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:15-16. The de Freitas’ have taught missiology and helped to develop the process for candidate selection and preparation. In addition they were frequent speakers for missions congresses all over the DR as they helped to prepare the Dominican church to send missionaries.