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Dominican Republic Announcement

October 9, 2017

The following statement from Darrel Lee to the Dominican Republic saints was read in the La Romana headquarters church during their Sunday morning service yesterday. It was read in both English and Spanish, announcing that Alberto Smith has retired as Supervisor de la República Dominicana (District Superintendent of the Dominican Republic) and Gledwin Mills (pictured above singing “Jericho Road”) has been appointed as his successor. The announcement was well received. We...

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Blessed by the Family of God in the Dominican

October 4, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I, along with the DeBusks, enjoyed a Tuesday evening service with the saints at our Ingenio Quisqueya church in San Pedro de Macoris. The pastor, Gledwin Mills (see above, left to right: Edwin Gil Fillary, myself, Gledwin Mills, Tim DeBusk, and Jefry Gil Fillary), is the longest serving pastor in the Dominican Republic and also a board member. He told us that prior to the meeting, the saints...

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Visiting the Saints in the Dominican Republic

October 3, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I are in the Dominican Republic, traveling with Tim DeBusk, Director of Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa. We plan to visit several of our churches, meeting with the ministers and saints here, before returning home Friday evening, October 6.

On Sunday morning, we had the privilege to attend our Miramar, San Pedro de Macoris, church pastored by Edwin Gil Fillary who is the oldest serving pastor ...

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Focusing on the Lord in the Dominican Republic

January 31, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim and Lisa DeBusk continued this past weekend with their visit to the saints in the Dominican Republic. They reported that on Saturday a pastor’s meeting was held, and though many had to travel two or more hours to attend, about seventy-five came to the meeting. Afterwards, lunch was served, and everyone enjoyed a time of fellowship before returning to their various church locations.

The DeBusks attended Sunday services at our...

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Prayer Meetings are the Highlight and One Is Saved in the Dominican Republic

January 29, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim Debusk, Director of Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa, are in the Dominican Republic to visit several of our churches there. They arrived on Tuesday, January 24, and the next evening, attended the service at our Quisqueya, La Romana, church were Bido Franklin is the pastor.

They said that as the congregation was arriving, Brother Bido’s wife, Betty, was singing beautifully the song “Breathe,” and the sweet presence of the Lord...

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Victories at Dominican Republic Camp Meeting

July 21, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Dominican Republic camp meeting continued on Tuesday evening. Once again, Brother Alberto Smith opened the service by welcoming everyone. Then the congregation was led in singing many beautiful hymns.

The music included several numbers by a choir of thirty-plus voices. One special selection was “Victory Is Ours.” This theme was brought out in the victorious testimonies that followed. One man told how he...

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A Soul Is Saved as Camp Meeting Begins in La Romana

July 19, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Dominican Republic camp meeting opened on Sunday at our headquarters church in La Romana. When our team (myself and Debbie, and Tim and Lisa DeBusk) arrived in the morning, Sunday school was in progress and everyone was singing enthusiastically. They were also eager to recite their memory verses, and many stood to do so.

Following Sunday school, the...

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Dominican Republic Update

July 16, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Greetings from La Romana, Dominican Republic.

After arriving late Wednesday night, Tim DeBusk and I spent Thursday conducting business with Alberto Smith, District Superintendent of our ninety Dominican Republic churches. Though Brother Alberto has been hampered by physical immobility the past seven months, his enthusiastic spirit was encouraging, the same as always. During our time together we also learned more accurately of the tragic vehicle accident that has claimed the lives of eighteen of...

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A Vibrant Enthusiasm in the Dominican

February 1, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

In the past few days, the DeBusks, Debbie, and I have enjoyed several more church services in the Dominican Republic.

On Thursday, we were among the congregation at our Km 12, Las Americas church in Santo Domingo. The pastor, Jose Vidal, told how when he and his wife began to labor in this area many years ago there were just a few people. Since then, this group has grown in number reaching the count that we observed...

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Dominican Services in Two New Buildings Fill to Capacity

January 28, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I are in the Dominican Republic along with Tim DeBusk, Director of Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa. We arrived close to midnight Monday, and were able to attend a service the next evening at one of our Boca Chica churches, Altos de Chabon. This new building, which was dedicated last month, seats approximately 125 and was filled to capacity.

Veteran pastor and Dominican Republic board member Gledwin Mills led the service, requesting prayer for...

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