COVID-19 and Joshua 1:Nine


Help Support this Season of Shortfall: Click Here **Be sure you read through to the bottom for a new, fun video of the kids!!** As I’m sure you know by now the DR has not been spared from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. There is a curfew in place and people are basically not […]

Diamonds in the Rough – December 2019


Probably the biggest thing that happened during my trip to Fondo Negro was that the Impact Trip I took impacted me more than it impacted the good people of Fondo Negro. I became involved with Joshua 1 Nine last year when I contributed during a charitable campaign in the community where I live.  As often […]

Diamonds in the Rough – November 2019


Will you make Joshua 1:Nine part of your year-end giving plans? The end of the year is a really important time for most nonprofits, but in particular for small ones like Joshua 1:Nine, we count on year end giving to help us plan what can be accomplished in the coming year. Can we feed more […]

Diamonds in the Rough – October 2019


Updates from Fondo Negro There were a lot of really great things this summer; from camp, to new stoves to English classes this summer was a big one for the Joshua 1:Nine community. We are excited to share some updates we haven’t shared yet. Originally, the team’s food was cooked over fires. It makes for […]

Diamonds in the Rough – September 2019


The Impact of an Impact Trip Hi! Sarah Mixdorf, Joshua 1: Nine Board Vice-Chair here to fill you in on my fifth trip to the Dominican Republic. Like each trip before, it was IMPACTFUL. I made this trip to assist in bringing Joshua 1:Nine children from beautiful Fondo Negro to Tierra Alta summer camp near […]

Diamonds in the Rough – June 2019


School’s out! More time for baseball! Food is of greater need in the summer because there is no school to supplement what is provided by the family. Click here to help make sure these kiddos get fed for the summer. Summer opens the opportunity for us to spend even more time pouring into the lives […]

Diamonds in the Rough – March 2019


Happy Opening Day! If you would like to help pay for transportation, support summer camp and feed the kids during Spring Break, click here and give today! Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball in the United States. With a new season and all of the fans’ eyes locked on their teams it seems […]

Diamonds in the Rough – February 2019


Needs of the Community First and foremost for anyone just joining us a word of explanation: J1Nine is fundamentally and at its core different than any other program in the Dominican Republic in a big way. We as part of our philosophy, don’t take only the kids who look to have the potential to be […]

Diamonds in the Rough – January 2019


The Impact of an Impact Trip Our family went on its first service trip in November. People keep asking how it went and my answer is: It was good. And hard. But good. There are so many things to think about when it comes to serving far from home, but there are a few points […]

Diamonds in the Rough – May 2017


We are heading to Fondo Negro in only three weeks and couldn’t be more excited to be back in the country and see the team. For Todd, this will be the first trip where he gets to know the new team, and for Kristin, it will be a chance to be that continual presence which […]