DNA Local Networks are teams of national Christian leaders organized to carry out the mission of the DNA in a defined geographic region. They have demonstrated commitment to building God’s kingdom in their own nations by teaching and modeling a biblical worldview. These networks are the DNA movement, and we are excited to announce the formation of new Local Networks in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic!
Yarley Niño is the contact person for the DNA Local Network in Puerto Rico. She has led the Youth With a Mission (YWAM) base there since its start in 1984 and also is part of the DNA’s Global Leadership Team. Yarley, a native of Colombia, has a special passion for discipling children and is a facilitator of the 4/14 Window Movement, meanwhile sharing DNA materials with interested churches and their pastors.
“Through this work,” she says, “I believe the message will be spread across the whole island, because we have divided the island in 17 regions, with pastors as regional facilitators leading the movement. As a DNA Local Network, we will be able to network with pastors from around the world, to be encouraged to see transformation in Puerto Rico. We will continue to be discipled by the DNA leaders and resources.
“Our vision is to raise up a new generation with a biblical worldview–to be able to birth the DNA movement in Puerto Rico and facilitate its spreading around the island.”
E-mail Yarley at email@example.com.
Luis Sena is the contact person for the DNA Local Network in the Dominican Republic. He serves as coordinator of the School Development Program (Esperanza-Edify Program) at Esperanza International. Luis was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and came to faith in Christ in 1980. He earned his master of business administration in 1992. Luis founded and served in Iglesia Fundamento Bíblico until 2009. He served as the program director and country director for Food for the Hungry International (FHI) in the Dominican Republic and oversaw FHI’s programs in Haiti from 1982-2010. He has served as a trainer and speaker in several organizations.
The DNA Local Network in the Dominican Republic promotes church-based community transformation through local nonprofits in this nation where the gross national income per capita is just over $5,000 (World Bank). They teach the importance of Christians working locally to redeem and heal broken parts of their societies.
Please click here to watch an excellent presentation by Luis titled “Why the Church Is Not Discipling the Nation,” and e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been looking for my Brothers and Sisters over in Puerto Every Since i was 18 Years Old and i need some Help my Dad they said pass away when he was 38 years old and i was told that i have Bothers and Sisters over in PR and all i want is to Find Them my Moms Passed away Not to Long Ago and she was trying to tell me before she Pass can someone Help Me find them
Dear Sylvester, I will pass your message to a few of our contacts in Puerto Rico to see if they can help you, but I am not sure if they can. I will give them your email address. May God help you in your search for your family.
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GREAT ! How can I help Yarley ?
Hey, Vivian! Great to hear from you! I’m sure Yarley would love all the help she can get; she’s a very busy lady. Perhaps you can help with the upcoming DNA Regional Forum for Latin America. Thanks!