jueves, 15 de enero de 2015

Annual Assemblies of God Conference 2014

Conference time is always the highlight of the year.  Our students graduate, find their spouses at the Bible school and set off to pastor churches all over the country. . We see them once a year at conference time.  What a reunion it is!  They come with their babies, and  stories to tell about their churches.  They receive credentials and some get ordained.   This year 65 got ordained.                                                    



        Our pastors, Kenny and Claudia got higher credentials this year.  We're so proud of them.


  
















The missionaries get together as well.  It's always good to see each other and go out for a meal together.
                                                               

sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2014

Orphanage Ministry

A Wonderful team from Houston Pennsylvania came to help                     

                                        in December.
Sophia Getchell and her team
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The childrens' home we visited was as much a blessing to us as we were to them.  The ministry of King's Castle joined us and brought their talents. and equipement.

Sophia artfully told them the story of Christmas.  There was face painting, ballons, cotton candy and many games. We all had a good time.


Prayer tunnel
The young people put on a very fun drama.  Then we formed a prayer tunnel.  All the children passed through it and were prayed for. 

At the end of the tunnel they got a gift and  some sweets.
A prize  at the end of the tunnel




                   















miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Teams are a blessing

  We welcome teams.  They always give us a boost and leave a blessing behind.  What do teams do?


                           They pose for pictures


      They work with children, telling them of God's Love

                  They eat all kinds of different foods

            

              They build walls and do all kinds of construction.

They  sight see some interesting things, like the caves  So come and join us.  We do a lot more things that we can't fit onto this page.The ladies of the barrio come to do crafts, get their fingernails polished and hear God's word.  Teans are  ministered to.  So come and join us.

sábado, 4 de octubre de 2014

Meet our pastors

          Meet our Pastors:   Kenny and Claudia Gomez

They have the cutest little boy, John David 

They have quite a romantic story.  Kenny has 13 siblings.  He went to church because he liked a girl there.  He didn't get the girl, but he found someone better.  God got a hold of his heart and he fell in love with the King of Kings.  His family didn't accept him so he moved out and lived in a room above the church.  He became an excellent worship leader.  In Bible school he kept showing us a picture of a beautiful girl from the States that he met from a misions team.


Claudia's father left her mother and went to live in the States with another woman.  When Claudia was 14 her mother died of cancer so she was sent to the States to live with her father who was not a  Christian  She found a Spanish Assemblies of God church and started attending.  There a family "adopted" her and she lived with them.  Her church came to the Dominican Republic on a miisions trip.  She met Kenny, and the rest is history.

Kenny graduates from Bible School

Our pastors are doing a great job.  We feel confident that they will lead the church to higher ground.   Claudia is a beautiful singer and is often asked to sing at special events.   Kenny is asked to lead in worship  at conferences and preach at rallies.  We thank
God for giving us competent pastors.

viernes, 18 de julio de 2014

A Mexican Feast with the Castlegar Ladies

   We had a delightful time visiting old friends  and churches in British Columbia.


In Castlegar the ladies had a Mexican theme for their banquet.  They sure know how to spoil missionaries.  We really enjoyed their love and kindness.



Some of the beautiful girls who joined us.  Thank you very much. 


 
 
  
         
  It was wonderful to have a techie in the house when wen stayed with family.  Our 13 year old Sophia was a huge help to me.  She seems to know everything that I needed help with in my computer. "How do you know so much? "  I asked.  "I was just born with it," was her reply.  She said she just knows.   It must be that the young people are born with some kind of chip in their brains.  Yay for Sophie.
Here she's catching pigeons when they visited us in the Dominican Republic last Christmas.

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2014

The Church that the Teams Built

  • Thank you to everyone who came and worked hard in the heat to  make our church                              building a reality.






At first it was just a back yard which had to be cleared.  It had a tree in it that had to be chopped down.  The team worked hard to clear the ground and prepare it  for construction.  They brought funds with them to start laying the foundation.                                                                                                                                                                                                        


                                                                                                                               



Gerry Stoltzfooz from Freedom Valley  in Gettysburg brought a crew of men who worked hard to put up walls.


  • John and Teresa Decker from Quakertown Morning Star sent us a wonderful offering which enabled us to pour the cement roof. 

Peckville church group from Blakly PA came with some money to continue the work. We really needed the space. There was no room for the children so they sat on the floor.    We really appreciate the work they did.

By Christmas we were able to have our Christmas meal in the church even though it was full of cement bags and dirt.  

Then the Quakertown team came, led by Cyndy and Glenn.  They really blessed us with their talents and hard work.  


They came with some talented artists and instead of just painting the front of the church, they painted a mural.  It looks beautiful.


Our Christians are so thankful for all the teams that came to help us.  They are poor and would not have been able to get this church building done by themselves.  But they wanted to do all they could.  So they had a bake sale and clothes sale and were able to buy paint.  They have painted the church and it looks so nice.

  • Thank you very much, teams, for helping us plant a church in the Dominicn Republic.   We really appreciate you. God will reward both the givers and the goers.

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             A  SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY SERVICE







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