La Vega Prayer Walk and New Hope Girls Academy

Monday we spent in La Vega, Dominican Republic… La Vega is about a 45 minute drive from Santiago and is where the New Hope Girls Academy is located.  Grace Baptist Church sent a mission team to New Hope Girls Academy when the academy was just starting out.  During...
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Sunday Worship and Fellowship

Our team has been very busy the last few days… we finished up Vacation Bible School at Iglesia Bautista Central on Saturday, and the men led a very successful men’s ministry Saturday night at the church (more on those in an upcoming post).Today (Sunday) our team was...
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Vacation Bible School… Day One!!

Thursday morning we hit the road running with a visit to the neighboring barrio to invite children to Vacation Bible School.  You can read more about the barrio we visited here.   Please take the time to follow the link to learn more about the barrio called...
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And We Are Off

Dominican Republic Mission Team – June 2015 Back row (L-R) Matthew Morken, Tyler Cullen, Shelley Cullen, Brian Weiss.  Next row (L-R) Sharon Morken, Brooklyn Evans, Katie Evans, Marci Evans, Miranda Weiss, Margaret Laumb and Hannah Laumb.  Front row (L-R) Stacy...
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On The Move Again

In just a little more than 24 hours from now a mission team from Grace Baptist Church will be on the move. We will again be traveling to Santiago, Dominican Republic to visit our brothers and sisters in Christ at Iglesia Bautista Central (Central Baptist Church). A wonderful...
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Our Hope is in Christ

Words and pictures fall short when trying to convey the sights, sounds and smells of the barrio we visited during our time in the Dominican Republic.   This barrio, called ‘The Hole’, is home to thousands.  Shack houses built on top of shack houses built on...
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A New Sewing Room

We had several projects throughout the week… some of them planned prior to our trip and some of them unplanned.  The ladies of the church were hoping to have a sewing room for the times that they gather together to sew.  Up until now they had no dedicated place to...
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A Strong Foundation

The older part of the retaining wall that supports the physical structure of Primera Iglesia continues to be at risk.  There is a mango tree near the property and the roots from that tree have invaded the retaining wall, causing the wall to crack. Our team was able to tear...
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Hands that Sew

Just as a soccer ball may be the universal language of boys and men… sewing just may be the universal language for girls and women. Last February a mission team from Grace Baptist blessed the women of Primera Iglesia with six sewing machines.  The women of Grace spent...
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Love Thy Neighbor

Primera Iglecia Bautista de Central de Santiago is built on the top of a large hill.  Over the past few months the foundation of rocks, cement and mortar that support the physical building began to crack and erode away.  Rocks from the foundation fell into the...
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