Midlands Family Changing Lives in the Dominican Republic

Camden, SC (WLTX)- Greg and Melynda Burge say they were called to be missionaries.

"My husband Greg and I took our three children and moved to the Dominican Republic in June of 2005," said Melynda Burge.

Little did her or her family know, the would live there for 8 years.

"We just had a heart for it and we knew it was what we were supposed to do and we were happy to do it," said Burge.

Their journey began when their friends, Danny and Denise Stone, created Restoration Ranch.

"They had a dream for building an orphanage, they wanted to reach the nation of the Dominican Republic and they thought one of the ways they could do that is through the children there," said Burge.

"Because the Burge's made this step and decided they wanted to do something, the relationships brought in churches from all across South Carolina," said Pastor Javin Proctor.

Proctor is an associate pastor at Bethel worship center in Camden, where the Burge's are members. Through their passion for this orphanage, groups go on mission trips every other year to help in the cause.

"To see kids running up and down the street is pretty heart wrenching and you understand how blessed you are here in the United States," said Proctor.

The Burge's moved back to Camden one year ago but will head back to Restoration Ranch in June.

The Bethel Worship Center is putting on their 3rd annual 5k this Saturday. For more information Click Here


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