Dominican Republic: Kolin and Cindy Kouhout

Our first mission trip to Constanza, in the Dominican Republic was a life changing experience for our family. We went there to build a house, and came back forever changed. We discovered that in the extreme poverty, was love. Love out of nothing. After  leading mission trips with teens and adults for many years, we decided that we wanted to make a radical decision for God. To sell our possessions, to leave our home, our jobs, even our family—to serve the God we love so much, through the people of Constanza.

“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me, will find it.” Matthew 16:25 (continued below)

Kouhout Mission At-a-Glance

  • Serving the Dominican Republic
  • Mission focus: medical support and facilitating short-term mission trips
  • Train interns on three-month cycles

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More About Kolin and Cindy Kouhout

Over the years we have been able to build a medical clinic to provide for the medical needs of the community, who otherwise would have no access. There is a local doctor and a nurse who volunteer once a month at this clinic. In between clinics, we are able to provide basic first aid to the community, basic instruction on how to care for wounds, and dispense over-the-counter medications. In addition, and most importantly, we pray for the sick, believing that our God is the True Physician!

We have intern housing for interns who would like to come and spend three months to one year here, on the ground, serving the people.  We lead at least two mission trips from the U.S. per year, typically in February and in August, but those dates are flexible based on the desires of any given team. Based on the number of team members we are able to pray about what project God would have us complete. We usually build a house, which is transformational for a family. Other projects have included an addition to the current church building, latrines for the community, and building a bunk house for the farm workers who work in the canyon area during the week  A typical mission trip also includes feeding the poor, praying for the sick and infirmed, and a children’s program.

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