Meet the Melugins
Keith and Amy Melugin have served in full-time occupational ministry for over 15 years. They have lead over 40 mission trips, both state-side and international. God has given them a new vision for ministry – in the Dominican Republic.
After the Holy Spirit showed Keith and Amy third world poverty and the horrors of trafficking, He broke their hearts for hungry and enslaved people, speaking to them through Psalm 12:5 of The Message:
“Into the hovels of the poor, into the dark streets where the homeless groan, God speaks: ‘I’ve had enough; I’m on my way to heal the ache in their heart…’”
According to the U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2014, “the Dominican Republic is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Large numbers of Dominican women and children are subjected to sex trafficking throughout the Dominican Republic” and in many other parts of the world. Additionally, the commercial sexual exploitation of local children by foreign tourists is a problem, particularly in coastal resort areas of the Dominican Republic. The large populations of working children and street children are highly vulnerable to forced labor and sex trafficking.” [i]
The desire of the Melugins’ hearts is to stand up and fight this heinous crime against humanity.
Keith & Amy believe God has called them to love children into a life-altering relationship with Jesus Christ, rescuing them out of slavery and sharing that message of hope. Please join them as they bring the message of Christ to the children of the Dominican Republic.
[i] http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/226846.pdf (accessed July 24, 2014)