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Social Service Program

The Good Samaritan Social Program was started because of a need to attend to patients after the medical clinics were over. Many patients were found to be needing follow-up care with either nutrition, referrals to the hospital or continued medication after their clinic supply ran out.

GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIAL PROGRAM
LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

"Go, and do likewise" (Luke 10:37)

What is the Good Samaritan Social Program (GSSP)?

As the name indicates, it is a Christian entity burdened to actively participate in the problems of our community. Our existence depends, firstly, on God who is the source of all goodness, compassion and love and secondly on the talents of a group of men and women that offer their goods and time. We are not looking for personal gain or payment for our social work, but rather, it is a work done under the sublime principles of love and faith in action.

Purpose of GSSP

1. The complete, absolute and full transformation of communities by the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2. Like all institutions and organizations, the GSSP works under the motivation of a final purpose that can be defined by the following words:


To work toward the belief that all men, created equally, will be valued and respected and even though not all people are born under the same social, economic, religious or ethnic conditions, we preach that it is possible to remove the burdens of the under privileged and create communities where the basic needs of families can be met.

GSSP encourages all members of the community, especially those more blessed, to work together to supply the material, spiritual and social needs of others.
St. Augustine was once asked, What does love look like? He replied:

"It has hands to help others.
It has feet to quickly go to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see the misery and want.
It has ears to listen to the sighs and sorrows of men.
This is what love looks like."

In the Bible, John expressed love in this way:
" By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for others. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." (1 John 3:16-18)

Work Philosophy

To show the love of God through active participation in our communities. Sharing with the needy what we have in regards to material possessions, compassion and love, wishing to give testimony to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Method of Work

Essentially we have two forms of community/social support or service. They are:

1. The social action that consists of meeting some momentary need, which would likely be material or spiritual. One single act would satisfy our responsibility to the individual, family or institution and therefore end the association. This support is recorded in our files.
2. The social service whose purpose is best completed under more rigid principles because it is permanent or over a longer period of time. Personal information is solicited from each individual for this type of service. Candidates for this level of help have to complete a series of questions with a final approval made by the social program director.

In other words, the selection of individuals, families or institutions is made without prejudice and based solely on need.
GSSP works in other areas of our community with the services of: our Nutrition Program, with an enrollment of over 600 children; an Education Program (Bible education and preventative health education); family planning; community development, and evangelization.

Principles of Association with GSSP

All persons who recognize the urgent need to put into practice the fundamental Christian teachings can be social volunteers and active in our mission to help the needy.

There are hands reaching out amid the silence of the intolerant, to be the hope, because life has been more generous with them.

You only need to contact us; your support will be welcomed! You can also become part of our "social club." This is a commitment you make to offer your support weekly, bi-monthly, monthly or annually. We accept all forms of help. Thank you.

 

For More information, contact Kristy Engel at kristynurse23@hotmail.com.