Flores (Dominican Republic) Update – November 2022

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November 2022

Greetings in Christ,

Advent greetings to you and yours – in our November newsletter you’ll read a reflection on the season of Advent and the season of waiting we find ourselves in on the mission field. We invite you to wait in HOPE with us this season. Read or download this month’s newsletter below by clicking the red button.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support! As always, we’d love to hear from you – feel free to reply to this email or send us a note on social media.

God’s blessings in your Advent season,

Rafael & Jamielynn (Tinkey) Flores


We invite you to prayerfully consider a gift in support of the LCMS and her mission by becoming one of our “mission senders”! 

Reformation 2022: We traveled to the capital and participated in worship with lutherans from around the Dominican Republic. This was a big trip for Rafa, and his first time out of the house and on a long card ride since having his surgery about a month before Reformation.

November 5, 2022 marked the 17th wedding anniversary of Pastor Yban and his wife, Marta, and they celebrated by having a long-overdue church wedding! 17 years ago, they were married in a legal ceremony, but at that time there were not members of a church, the first Lutheran missionaries hadn’t even arrived to the DR at that point! 17 years later, and Pastor Yban is the pastor of one of our 5 congregations here in the Dominican Republic. Rafa was honored to be asked to be the best man at the ceremony.


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You can continue or begin to support this work through a gift sent to:

Mission Central
40718 Highway E 16
Mapleton, IA 51034

[Payable to Mission Central. Include “TINKEY” on the memo line.]

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The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

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