He Must Become Greater; I Must Become Less. John 3:30

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Your donation to the Holt’s House general fund helps to support the operations cost of the ministry which includes Dominican staff (security, cooks, and  missionaries who help disciple our kids), utilities, and resources used to run our ministries 5 days a week.

Your support will help to feed meals to boys and girls each time they meet at Holt’s House. For many of the boys and girls, the hot meals at Holt’s House are the only hot, nutritious meals they get throughout the week. 

Your support provides rice and beans along with supplies for families in a neighboring Haitian village. The village has expanded over the past year and has become an outreach project for some of the mission teams who visit Holt’s House. It would cost over $350 to feed the village for one month. 

The “Always Bags” ministry is a new ministry at Holt’s House. A struggle for many of our girls is not having what they need each month and missing school because of it. These bags contain sanitary napkins and other supplies our girls might need. They simply take a bag full of supplies and when the supplies are gone, they return the bag and we refill it- no questions asked. 

Holt’s House of Hope is excited to announce that we now have a girls ministry for the girls in the community of Boca Chica.

Joie and Fernando Cuevas

Since 2007, The Lord has used Joie to present the Gospel and minister to students from over eighteen different countries on university campuses including Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee and the Dominican Republic. 

In 2016, Joie came to the Dominican Republic to continue her work in campus ministry.

 It was during the summer of 2018 that God opened the door through some old friendships and new ones made here to see a 22 year old dream of hers come true—ZO!E Ministries. An opportunity for university students to come along side her and to give back by teaching and discipling the younger generation. 

Joie and her husband, Fernando live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are working in Boca Chica just outside the capital city. Boca Chica is fourth in the world for prostitution. With 1/4 of those prostituted being minors. It is not unusual for girls (as young as twelve years old) to be sold for 20.00 US dollars. 

Joie and Fernando are here for the 1/4—the minors. They want to reach them now and their desire is to pursue a generation with the love of Christ so that they too can know the ZO!E life—the abundant, God-kind of life!

Holt's House of Hope


Mission Statement:

The mission of Holt’s House of Hope is to provide refuge and restoration for the boys of the Dominican Republic and purpose for the community and churches through hope in Jesus Christ.


To present the young men of DR the opportunity to succeed and develop their potential by: educating, disicipling, training, shepherding, mentoring, meeting the needs, and mentoring in fellowship with the local church.

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For more information about Holt’s House of Hope, please visit www.holtshouseofhope.com

Leaving a Mark for Good



The video “Remembering Holt” was created by a dear friend, Jodi Shaheen. Watching this video will help to inspire you to continue Holt’s legacy by Leaving a Mark for Good!