July 19, 2016
A Soul Is Saved as Camp Meeting Begins in La Romana
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 morning service began with the choir singing beautiful hymns, which included “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Brother Alberto Smith welcomed everyone to camp meeting, and then we enjoyed singing songs as a congregation. Two from our group testified and we heard from several others as well.
The message was taken from Luke 19, and focused on the conversion of Zacchaeus. The Spirit of the Lord was felt throughout the service, and many went to the altars at the close. We know that at least one, a fourteen-year-old girl, prayed through to salvation.
After the service, a meal was served to all. We enjoyed the food and the fellowship. It was a great day in the house of the Lord.
The Monday evening service began with the congregation singing several songs including, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus,” and “Más Cerca de Cristo (Closer to Christ).” After we were led in prayer, the choir from one of our San Pedro de Macoris churches sang beautifully the song “To God Be the Glory.” The testimony service was opened by three from our team who were followed by three from the local area.
A highlight of the evening was a men’s ensemble singing “On the Jericho Road” in Spanish and in English. The featured soloist was Gledwin Mills, who is a board member and the pastor of our Ingenio Quisqueya church.
The Dominican Republic camp meeting will continue at our La Romana church through the end of July. As we pray for more souls to be won, we are also remembering those who are grieving and continue to keep them before God in prayer.