“Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.” (I Samuel 7:12) Our church celebrated its seventh anniversary May 5 – 7, and our people could all truly say, “Hasta aquí nos ayudó Jehová.” (“Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.”) Our God has been more than good toward the people of the Great Commission Baptist Church over these past seven years. As a church we praise the Lord for all that He has done for us and for giving us the privilege to serve our “Rock of Help.”
Our church had a Faithfulness Campaign in the month of April, and all those who were faithful to our services were treated to pizza, pop, and ice cream—that’s what I call a well-balanced meal! Since our March prayer letter, God has given us the great honor to lead 25 souls to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please pray for our new converts as we teach them the truths of God’s Word and encourage them to follow Jesus in believer’s baptism. We have reached new young people through soul winning and visitation, and they are beginning to be faithful to our church services. In addition to these spiritual prayer needs, please continue your prayers for our health and safety. Please also pray, as in mid-June we will start the process of renewing our residence cards.
As I reflect over the last eight years of serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic and the seven years of our church, I am overwhelmed with how God has used our supporting churches to help us do His work. Your faithfulness in praying for and financially supporting our ministry is much needed and greatly appreciated. You are an encouragement to my family and me, which motivates us to keep preaching the Gospel of Christ. Thank you for your investment in the Dominican and Haitian people.
Robert and Angela Tirado