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La Higuera

  • Completed structure of new church sanctuary

  • Began Pastor Raul's apartment above church

  • Evangelized in schools, villages, and neighborhoods

Dominican Republic 2020

Our construction team was full steam ahead at the start of the week on the church building and apartment for Pastor Raul and his family.  In the first two days, we built the walls for the first floor, installed rafters and structure for the sanctuary roof, sided a majority of the first floor exterior, began interior framing, and set metal support beams for support of the second floor by hand (no cranes here!) where the apartment will sit.  We were met with some delays middle of the week due to weather, but the Lord provided great weather Friday, and in one day the team finished roofing the sanctuary; framed in, floored, set rafters, and prepped for roofing on the second story; and completed siding/trim on the first level!  Truly, this project was a miracle and we were blown away by all God allowed us to do in four work days.  

 

While construction was underway, our evangelism team traveled to sugar cane villages (poor and undeveloped areas where workers of the sugar cane fields live), several elementary and Jr/Sr schools, and door to door in neighborhoods of nearby towns. We met people on the streets, shared the gospel, and invited kids to outdoor meetings where we played baseball, shared God’s word, and passed out fun prizes and school supplies.  In just four days, our team reached over 800 people - men, women, students, and teachers - through evangelism, each of us stepping out by faith and sharing our testimonies of God’s simple gift of salvation in our lives.  

 

God was the focus of this week.  In every nail we drove, in every smile we shared with strangers, we saw God’s control and glory. We trust God in who will be added to His church from this week and how this church family will be a lighthouse to the community.  For more information and pictures of this trip, check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/parakleteministries/.

For more info on previous projects we have funded or worked on in the Dominican Republic, click below!

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Pastor Raul in front of the church

What a blessing it was that the Lord brought us to the Dominican Republic this year!  We started the week attending Sunday Morning service at the main church in Guaymate and fellowshipping with the church body.  Five national churches were in attendance, all of which have been planted by Pastor Jair and the Timothy Project Ministry (a weekly kids program that seeks to reach young people for salvation, daily growth, and eventual placement in church ministry).  

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We then moved our focus to construction of the new church building and apartment for Pastor Raul in La Higuera, as well as evangelizing in the surrounding areas.