Global Evangelism

        in La Romana

In February three evangelists led by Pastor Wes McDonald presented evangelistic series in La Romana, a two-hour drive east of Santo Domingo

Leo and Pauline Doucet (above) and their children came from the Honolulu Manoa Valley church to present God's word at the La Romana Central Church. Leo presented the sermons and Pauline, a registered nurse, presented health lectures. They learned about this Global Evagelism opportunity from The Quiet Hour ministry which provided financial assistance for the meetings. They received financial assistance for travel and living expenses from the Hawaii Conference, their local church and friends. Before leaving Hawaii, they sold their condo and mobile home and put their household goods in storage. They found the Central Church members very supportive.

Also from Honolulu Mike Muller came to present evangelist meetings in the La Esperanza church in La Romana because a friend was also helping to build a church nearby with Maranatha Volunteers International. By the time the meetings had ended 53 souls had been baptized.  Active in his home church, Muller knows the joy of seeing people learn about Bible truths, but he felt especially rewarded one night as he watched one person's hardened attitude soften as he presented his sermon and then come forward when the invitation was extended to accept the Bible truths he was presenting.

Team leader for the evangelists in La Romana, Wes McDonald, a pastor of three Pennsylvania churches, says he lives for evangelism. He came to Santo Domingo intending to work with other Global Evangelists from Penn. But when sickness kept the orignial leader from coming to La Romana, Wes accepted the responsibility. His meetings at the Villa Paraiso church drew as many as 170 visitors. The meetings and support by members yielded a rich harvest of souls for Christ.