San Pedro

de Macoris

Baltimore  Orioles              winter training quarters

Global Evangelists conducted meetings in two churches and built a new church at San Pedro de Macoris in February. This city is predominantly Catholic and location for winter training for the Baltimore Orioles.

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Powers, Mesa, Ariz., veteran Global Evangelists, held their meetings at the Central Church which seats about 1,000 people. Immediately prior to each evening's service Carol Powers presented a puppet story for a large group of children with the help of her daughter, Joy Lopez and Joy's husband, Rick. In addition to funds they brought for supplies for the meetings, they received funds from The Quiet Hour ministry which paid for busses to bring people to the meetings. Bruce is a chemist who has worked for major corporations in the health care industry.

The Central San Pedro Adventist church is mother church to 38 congregations in and around San Pedro de Macoris. Adjacent to the church is a 12-grade church school which service more than 1,300 students. Joy also assisted by presenting health lectures, doing blood pressure and diabetes screening.



Danny Poff, left, Boones Mill, Virginia, who works in the medical supply business and is a part-time building contractor, had conducted Global Evangelism meetings in Honduras in 2000. Bob Folkenberg had asked the members of his church in a nearby city, to pray that Danny would do another series of meetings. So after much prayer and with encouragement from his local church board Danny led a group of people from the Boones Mill area to San Pedro to conduct meetings. Among them was Richard Hayman, Willis, Virginia, who directed music for the meetings. 

Travel expense funds were raised from family, friends and fellow church members. But they wanted to do more than conduct meetings. So in addition to $10,000 for travel and funds for campaign expenses from The Quiet Hour, they brought another $2,500 with which to build a small church. Meetings were conducted in Barrio Mexico each evening. And during the day they constructed a new church in the nearby rural community of Angelina.

With permission granted by the local conference, Poff baptized the last of some 58 persons baptized during the series in a baptismal font at the new church. During dedication service for the new church Poff and his team were recognized for their contribution. From left, they area Joseph Ziebel, Carol and Donald Sowers, Richard Hayman and Rhonda and Danny Poff.