Shipping container arrives in the DR full of donated materials
One of John’s major projects in January was coordinating the delivery of a shipping container from the US, which was full of donated items like books and bookshelves for the seminary, wheelchairs, walkers, wheelchair ramps, and other healthcare items. The delivery of this container took over a year to coordinate. The photo above shows a seminary professor, students, and helpful strangers unloading the container. (Photo: Johanna Heidorn)
To demonstrate why the project was so complicated, here are some of the companies John, as the regional business manager, had to coordinate with: the exporter, the shipping agency, the boat company, the trucking company, the expeditor, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Public Health, and the fire department. Because the road in front of the seminary is so narrow, the firefighters had to move power lines so the truck could get the container through!
May God use the seminary books for the formation of faithful pastors in Latin America, and may He use the healthcare items to deliver His mercy to people in the DR. We thank God for using John in such an integral way for this project.