Luis and Julie Añil are missionaries in the Domincan Republic. Serving with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), Luis and Julie's primary ministry focus is working with youth.
The Dominican Republic is the 2nd largest country of the Caribbean, in size and population (after Cuba). And with a population of only 10 million, the Dominican Republic has been a significant source for Major League Baseball recruitment.
With the country's love of basseball, Luis and Julie use baseball as the primary gateway to reach the youth of the Dominican Republic. With over 500 professional players who have played in Major League Baseball from the Dominican Republic - including Juan Marichal, Sammy Sosa, Nelson Cruz, Manny Ramírez, Pedro Martínez, David Ortíz ("Big Papi"), Melky Cabrera, Robinson Canó, Felipe Alóu, Vladimir Guerrero, Ozzie Virgil, Julian Javier, and Albert Pujols - baseball is an ideal platform to connect with the youth of the Dominican Republic.