World Report

January 29, 2017

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

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 could be felt even before the service began. Then the congregation had an opportunity to sing, and they sang enthusiastically “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” and “Oh I Want to See Him,” all in Spanish.

Several testified during the service including one woman who expressed how much she wants to see her three children saved. A special song selection was a vocal duet of “Your Presence Is Heaven” by two young ladies, Bincal and Amely. The message was from Malachi 3:6, “For I am the Lord, I change not,” and a good prayer meeting followed. Sister Lisa said it was the highlight of the service, with many seeking the Lord at the altars.

On Thursday evening, the DeBusks worshiped with the saints at Don Juan, San Pedro, where Rafael Smith is the pastor. The service began with the congregation singing “When the Roll Is Called up Yonder” and “There Is Sunshine in My Soul.” Then several music specials were provided by a fifteen-voice choir including “My God Is Real.” During the testimony time, one woman expressed her thoughts by singing, “This World Is Not My Home.” Before the message, the choir sang several more numbers including “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The service closed with another wonderful prayer meeting, and the DeBusks reported that the evening had been a great time in the house of the Lord.

The Friday evening service was in Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macoris, where Gledwin Mills is the pastor. There were over two hundred in attendance, and many of them were young people. The choir began the service by singing “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”

The congregational singing was led by Brother Gledwin who first chose “Since I Have Been Redeemed.” Sister Lisa remarked about the singing, “With so many in attendance, what a joyful heavenly sound was made!”

During the testimony service, Brother Geldwin’s wife, Zoila, told how she left home to get away from her Christian family, and then moved in with another family, not realizing they were Christians too. The Lord spoke to her heart, and on March 20, 1962, she was saved.

Before the message, the choir sang “To God Be the Glory” and “Only Trust Him.” At the close of the service, a young lady walked to the altar where she wept as she prayed through to salvation!

Please keep the DeBusks in your prayers as they will continue visiting several more Dominican churches through January 31.

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Dominican Republic 2017