Montanans Minister in the Dominican Republic
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, was the destination for 17 people from Montana in March for evangelistic meetings with the 2009 North Pacific Union Conference mission team. Members from Bozeman, Hamilton, Libby, Missoula and Mount Ellis Academy made up approximately a third of the team. Seven of the members were teenagers from the Missoula Church.
Through their work, team members learned total dependence on Jesus and an increased passionate love for those eternally lost. Many experienced their own personal spiritual revival and came away having a greater appreciation of what they have at home.
Alvaro Sauza, Missoula/Superior (Mont.) district pastor observes, "Our youth overcame their fear of public speaking by allowing the love of Jesus to abide in their hearts; as the scriptures say, '...perfect love casts out fear...'" (1 John 4:18).
The Lord blessed with several hundred baptisms at the sites where all of the international evangelists were serving. Those who went now eagerly await Jesus' soon return to be reunited with their new Dominican Republic friends.