Dominican congregation rings in new year with new believers
Leaders of the church-type mission* in Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, organized the first service of 2020 as a way to attract new community members and share the gospel with them.
They held the service on 5 January outside of the church building. Nearly 150 people, including children and adults, met in the street to worship the Lord with praise and to hear a message from the Word of God.
Seven people accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The pastors of the congregation, Alexandra Gautreaux and Joán Paulino, have planned visits to begin discipling the new believers. Four of them asked the pastors to share a devotional time in their homes with their families.
“All of this is possible because God has allowed it, and we declare that this will be the year of multiplication from God for us,” Gautreaux said. “We will grow, we will strengthen ourselves, and we will be filled with wisdom under the covering of the grace of God, as it says in Luke 2:40.”
At the end of the celebration, Paulino prayed and thanked the Lord for the people who were present, and especially for the seven people who gave their lives to the Lord.
The church-type mission celebrated its second anniversary on 3 December. It had 22 members and 32 children in attendance.
*A church-type mission is a new congregational work that has not yet been officially organized. For more information, click here.