House Upon the Rock Ministry is a Canadian, non profit ministry that is ministering in the rural mountains of the Dominican Republic. We minister through our medical clinic, construction, mission teams from Canada and the US, Bible studies, school sponsorship and, most importantly, evangelism. Our goal is to share the Word of God and His love to all that we meet. We have been ministering here since June 1997.
Sunday, 18 January 2015
on to learn what amazing things God is doing in the Dominican Republic and
We have been invited to present two seminars at Alberta
MissionFest in Edmonton in February. This is a large missionfest with many
ministries having booths to promote their ministries as well as free seminars of
various topics. As we will be at the Missionfest to present on both Friday and
Saturday, we felt that it was a good idea to rent a booth space. However, it
costs $630 for the smallest booth. We were hesitating to apply for a booth due
to the financial costs. The lady, Joan, in charge of the booths emailed us in
December, the day before the deadline, to ask if we had made a decision yet.
Paul and I talked and prayed about. We felt that we were to commit to a booth
and trust Him for the funds. The next morning, I emailed Joan, apologizing for
taking so long to reply and saying that I would have forms to her before noon.
I also explained that our delay in answering was due to funds but God will
provide. Joan emailed me back and said that they had a donation of a booth and
that they had decided to award that to us so the only cost to us would be the
table, chair and electricity rental. WOW - I was stunned and amazed. I thanked
God at the top of my voice.
I completed the forms, and listed our top
three choices of booths. All the booths were the same booths that we were going
to apply for; the smallest booths, located in lower traffic flow areas of the
hall. Joan emailed me back to say that we were not getting any of our top three
choices. The booth that we were being assigned is a medium size booth that is
right in the middle of the hall, in the middle of the traffic flow. Again,
WOW. Paul and I were so surprised and can not stop praising God! We are
excited to see what God has planned for these three days at Alberta
Vancouver’s MissionFest is 30
January to February 1st at Canada Place. If you are in the
Vancouver and Victoria areas, come to missionfest. We would love to see
You can find us at BOOTH G-10.
for the seminar that we are presenting on SATURDAY at 12:30 pm in Room
04. The theme is Talk is Cheap: How to Support your Missionaries
Non-Financially and Keeping Your Supporters Through Significant
MissionFests Vancouver and Alberta are free of
charge. If you are attending either one, please be sure to find us and say hi.
We would love to catch up on you and your lives in
of gifts have arrived in the Dominican Republic and we planned a huge party!
Yesterday, we had a party at the clinic for almost 100 children and their
families and will be giving out shoeboxes full of toys that churches in North
Carolina put together and have sent to these children in our community.
Cupcakes, pop, gifts, praising God. Join us in praying that God’s love and Word
reached the hearts of the kids and their families as many of these families are
not believers. I will send out an email later next week with photos of the kids
from Saturday’s party!
order to do what God has called us to do at this time, which is to promote the
ministry, we need to travel. We are thankful for being able to use airmiles for
our flights to Vancouver which made the cost of our plane tickets $100
In February, we are scheduled to share in Victoria at Saanichton
Bible Fellowship and Brae Road Gospel Chapel. We will also be at Alberta
MissionFest in Edmonton. In March, we will be in the Dominican Republic from 4
- 22 March as we lead two mission teams. One team is from Victoria BC Canada
and one is from Charlotte NC United States.
We do not have family near
us and are thankful for friends who are letting Noah and Samantha stay with them
and their family while we are at MissionFest Vancouver. However, we can not
always leave Noah & Samantha behind. Traveling is one of our larger
expenses. At this time, we have do not have the funds for travel to Victoria in
February and have 50% of our tickets for the DR in March to pay. Your prayers
for funds to cover travel expenses are greatly appreciated. With the prayers of
many, God can move mountains.