Oliveria Family Update

Well, it is a new year and many things are in the works. At the end of the month we will be working with our first team that is headed by Island Light Ministries. This team consists of an optometrist, dentists, RN’s and a few others to work in two different locations for 4 days with those specialties. Our family is excited to work with this group.

Also, coming soon to our house is our son Jeremy Oliveria and Sam Smith, they will be here in the country for about 6 weeks! This also coincides with us moving to a 2-bedroom house for about 9 days (Thanks to New Missions.) We should be moving into a house on the 1st at a lower rent rate – PRAISE GOD!

Last night we had the Cooper family over for dinner, Josh and Heather can actually speak Spanish better than I thought, I wish they would help me more than just laugh at my obvious error?!?!? I am constantly using the wrong verb form, usually I catch myself, but it makes for messy sentences.

Continue to pray for us as we learn more Spanish, we are going to try a friend in the village tonight to help Jessica and I with the language, he is fluent in English and has been helping Jim by interpreting the services.

An update about Josh – Later. Ha!

God Bless!

P.S. I need to repair my blog, it isn’t posting the photos I tried.


The Oliveria family, missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic.

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2 thoughts on “Oliveria Family Update
  1. Jan Brazeau

    Hi! To other readers, we were the team that ILM hosted. We were greatly blessed by both missionary families in the ILM team, the Tunnicliffes and the Oliverias. They surprised us by working alongside us, and that means working hard in the heat with 300 patients a day! Even the Oliverias’ children served with us and lightened our hearts with their joy and kindness. We were also encouraged to witness their love for the Dominicans — it was real and beautiful, bathed in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and faithfulness. We hope to bring our medical-dental-vision team back next winter, if they will have us! God bless the Oliverias’ and ILM! THANK YOU, SHAWN and JESSICA!

  2. Shawn

    Thank you Jan for bringing the team here. It was a great experience for our family! We loved the team and all the big hearts they came with to serve the people.