History

A Brief History

In October 2014, Jonathan was invited to the Dominican Republic on a vision trip. After that trip, he expanded the CTC Network to include the Dominican Republic. In March 2015 Jonathan and Shena invited a group from Glad Tidings Tabernacle Key West, Florida, to join them on a mission trip to La Florida, Dominican Republic. Those fortunate enough to accompany them saw the area firsthand, and Project Ruth was born. The property was donated by a resident, Ramon A. Ramirez, a property that had been in his family for many generations. Construction began in May 2015 on a church/community center and medical clinic, the initial construction was completed in August 2015. Project Ruth is named after Shena's mother (Ruth) who was an unselfish and caring person, and known for sharing her last with those in need.

Update

An expansion project is nearing completion for a dental wing and short-term living quarters for visiting teams, and modest living quarters to be made available for medical staff. The Medical Clinic is staffed and administrated by the Dominican Government as part of a cooperative effort.

The CTC Network RD is a Dominican registered non-profit organization. From the onset, Project Ruth has worked hand in hand with local and national government officials to address the needs of La Florida.

At the core of PR’s approach and principles is to form a partnership with government and Christian community leaders to: 

Reset Getaways for First Responders and their Spouses.

Undergird the Educational System. We currently provide classroom space for fifty public school students.

Teach the Love of Jesus and Social Values. Through our Local Church and Short-Term Mission Trips, we teach by example.

Health Care Services. Our partnership with the Government provides the only healthcare services for 4,000 residents in La Florida.