de Macoris,






Feb. 2003


Two Global Evangelists from Spain conducted meetings in San Francisco de Macrois. Seen here (seated) with the local pastors and translators, they are Daniel Lopez, left, with his daughter Yenisey, and Pasqual Soret.

Fast becoming a veteran Global Evangelist, Pasqual Soret, a businessman from Spain, conducted his fourth evangelistic series at the New Jerusalem church in an economically depressed area of San Francisco de Marcoris. His first two were in Cuba and the third was in Mexico. Three congregations provided support for the meetings. Midway through his series Soret said he anticipated about 30 baptisms. 
Members from all three congegations provided faithful support throughout the series under the direction of Aneury Vargas, pastor for the three churches.  Some nights some 180 persons crowded into the small church.  After the series Soret returned to Spain, but hoped to return to conduct additional evangelistic series in both Cuba and Mexico.  "For me, evangelism is like living and working and singing all at the same time," he said. "I'll do it as long as I have good health," said the 72-year-old Soret.

Daniel Lopez was a computer analyst in Valencia, Spain, when he felt the call of the Lord to prepare for ministry. So he began studying theology at Sagunto Adventist Colegio. In November he learned of the need for volunteers for Global Evangelism and began praying that he might be able to serve. In January he contact Global Evangelism's director Robert S. Folkenberg and offered to serve in the Dominican Republic in February. With funding from a government settlement resulting from an accident in which his wife died, Lopez and his daughter came to San Francisco de Marcoris to conduct evangelistic meetings. Each night at the church someone cares for his daughter while Lopez preaches.


Lopez held his first evangelistic series in the central church. Each night the Conquistadores welcomed visitors and provided assistance throughout the meetings. "My dream is to continue doing evangelism," Lopez said. "I'm open to what God has for me to do.'