Christian Dominican Evangelistic Mission
Christian Dominican Evangelistic Mission is a mission organization made up of Dominican national pastors and workers who are striving to reach Monte Cristi and the surrounding areas with the saving message of Jesus Christ.

Season's greetings from CDEM

The members of the Boards and D.R. team send you joyful wishes of a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!. It's that time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our Savior. This season also brings the opportunity to reflect on 2016 and anticipate the beginning of a new year in 2017. 
Again this year, we at CDEM are humbled with  appreciation for all that God has blessed for His Kingdom in 2016.  He has been good in providing resources through supporters,  Christian Dominican leaders and workers alongside Alberto Rivas,  who are faithful and compassionate toward glorifying Him and the advancement of His great commission. 
As we look forward with anticipation toward 2017, we have been in prayer for His continued guidance.  It is our ongoing desire to see God adding souls to His Kingdom, and to see those who are saved to mature in their Christ-like lives. CDEM includes four churches and a school to carry out the Lord's work and to support the vision. We move forward in all of our ministries with faith, after much prayer and trusting God to lead and provide. .

CDEM Board and Mountain Christian Team
In October, five members of the US CDEM Board joined a team from Mountain Christian Church, Pennsylvania, in the DR. The Mountain team included 11 members, with five members who speak Spanish and were able to interpret.  God provided a devoted team with the right resources to provide encouragement to the people of the DR and support effective communication for learning and sharing with each other.
Leadership training was facilitated  through interpretation and hands-on participation with the Pastors and leaders of the churches in the DR.  
Topics included the importance of the vision and mission of the ministry, budgets, personality assessments, and effective team work. Board members had the opportunity to join in activities that were planned and facilitated by the Mountain team. 
Activities included a women's event, working with the children at the school, and a building project for a family in Monte Cristi.  
This time together was blessed with spiritual growth, joyful worship, and enhanced appreciation for God's work with the Dominican people
Welcome Pastor and family in Monte Cristi
Pastor Josue Rodriguez, along with his wife Angelina and son Levi, were welcomed to leading the church and mission activities in Monte Cristi in August.
In November, the Dominican Republic had an abundance of rain. The river walls broke and caused much flooding downstream.  The Mission staff and buildings were spared, however, many in the villages lost their homes, belongings and food sources.
The recovery efforts of rebuilding and restoring continue.
Please keep praying for the people in the DR affected by this flooding as well as the CDEM Mission staff who continue to assist with the  recovery.
Thank you for praying for this mission and for your support through gifts. . May your partnership with the DR be a blessing to you as well. We pray that God will bless you abundantly.
Alberto Rivas, founding missionary, with his children, Abigail, and Jonathan, continue to serve in the Dominican Republic. Alberto leads the CDEM which includes four churches and a school with about 130 students. Abigail is a sophomore at Santiago Christian School and recently enjoyed a class trip to Washington DC.  Jonathan is in 8th grade and was baptized during a family cruise in January. Continued prayers are appreciated for this dear  family.

Please consider donating--one time gifts, student or teacher sponsorships, or participating in a short term mission trip.

  • Financial contributions may be sent to:
  • CDEM c/o Nic Coers: PO Box 177, Emden, IL 62635
  • Website: website
  • Adam Schwab memorial gifts to CDEM by mail or website
  • Short term mission trips may be arranged through Alberto Rivas @ or 319-248-9511.
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