Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Read on & join the angels rejoicing over new brothers & sisters in Christ.
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Praying with the People

Five new brothers and sister in Christ!!!  One entire family re-committing their life to our Lord God!!!  This is why we do what we do.  Twenty years ago, God called us to leave the safety of our home culture and country and to “Go!”.  God equipped us with skills, knowledge, tools, support, and meeting our needs.  Our job is to use these skills, knowledge, tools and support to accomplish HIS goals which is for every person on earth to hear the Word of God have the chance to choose to follow God or not.  “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.  Matthew 24:14"  Many years ago, when we sought God for where to minister, He told us to come walk along side Him where He is already working.  This is why we minister in the village of Pedregal in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.  Every time that we are blessed to be a part of bringing someone a step closer to God, we remember that God does not need us, but, He lets us work along side Him.  What a blessing and joy God gives us every day!

Through the ministry of the our recent teams from South Carolina, we all had the blessing and joy of being a part of five people who asked Jesus into their hearts and dedicated their lives to God, as well as, a family who had fallen away from God, return to God.  These are the greatest joys and blessings of life.  

Preaching to the People

On the practical side, the teams began construction on two new homes.  The first house is for Yaquaria, Franklin, and their three young children.  To call their previous house a falling down shack was an understatement.  The structure that was their house was deplorable.  This shack was torn down and new house constructed.  In two weeks, the teams laid a foundation, four brick walls for the first floor, built a wood floor/ceiling for the second floor, built four wood walls and put on a roof.  There is a still plumbing, electrical and some interior work to be done but the family can move back into the house while the rest is being completed.  Construction continues on Yaquaria and Franklin’s house thanks to funds donated by a church fund raiser in Charlotte, NC.

The second house is for Ana Margarita, Noé and their three children.   Ana Margarita and Noé are basically homeless.  They had a house that Noé’s mother owned and the mother gambled the house away.  Ana Margarita and Noé are renting a very small, falling down shack while we construct a house for them.  The teams were able to lay the foundation and build the walls up to the ring beam.  Construction will continue on this house with funds from payments of  families who have already received built houses and any more donations that come into the ministry.  We hope to complete the house prior to our next mission teams in March.


Yaquaria and Franklin's New House

While all this was going on, the Clinic continued to serve patients five days a week through the medical ministry.  In the past few months, we have seen epidemics of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya virus as well as the usual flu, cold and stomach viruses that come around every Fall.  Even though our medicines have been depleted, we have been able to serve our patients and help them to the best of our abilities while continuing to pray with every patients and evangelize to those who yet to know our Lord and Father in Heaven.

Paul and Sharyn’s brother, Michael, just returned from 2 ½ weeks in the Dominican Republic where they lead these teams and were blessed by the ministry in many ways.  Sharyn remained in Canada with the kids and meeting their needs.  Noah and Samantha had three weekends in a row of volleyball tournaments, a band retreat and the end of the first quarter of school filled with tests and finishing up projects.  It was a busy time for all of us.

Nov. 21 - 23

We have been invited to share about the ministry at a silent auction fund raiser at Friendship Community Church on 22 November for the church’s mission team which will be going to the Dominican Republic in March.  On Sunday 23 November, we have been invited to share at Saanich Presbyterian Church.  If you are in the area, we would love to see you at either of these places while we are in town.  You can call us at 587 321 0770 to get together with us while we are in Victoria.  We will be back in Victoria in February.



Victoria 21 - 23 November 2014

MissionFest Vancouver      
30 January - 1 February 2015

Victoria and area          
14 - 22 February 2015

Dominican Republic          
March, July, August, October & November 2015


Prayer Request & Answers

  • Praising God for HIS ministry work.
  • Praising God for new brothers & sisters in Christ.
  • Praising God for safe travels for teams & ourselves.
  • Praising God for each person who prayers, & supports us and the ministry that God has called us to.
  • Pray for God's words alone to be spoken whenever we share about HIS ministry.
  • Pray for safe travels for us.
  • Pray for financial provisions for travel & living expenses.
  • Pray for the sale of our house in the DR and purchase of one in Canada.
  • Pray for God's will be done and His will alone in our lives and ministry.

Thank you all for your faithful prayers, notes, encouragement and financial support of the ministry that God has called us to, House Upon the Rock Ministry and our family.

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