In the Capital
We ministered 2 nights in a large, poor, rough neighborhood, just outside the capital. This neighborhood is called Nigua and is notorious for being run by the local drug dealers. The Lord had me preach very boldly and the Lord gave witness to His word by moving on the people during the altar call. Many of the members were not used to the power of God moving in such a way, as most of them just started attending the church, and some were afraid to come forward for prayer. The pastor encouraged them to come forward and receive what God had for them in the meeting. Many young people came forward for salvation. The pastor told us and all the people there that often times, and even very recently, the drug dealers have come into the church and tried to physically stop the pastor from preaching, and that he has been threatened several times and told to leave. He told me he had prayed, that whoever came to his church must preach boldly, and he has been looking for a powerful manifestation of the presence of God at the altar. Exactly what the Lord revealed to him happened during these 2 nights of the meetings.
God Calls the Children
A large platform was set up in the street in a poor neighborhood near the capital of Santo Domingo. ALL the Christians from the local church and a large group of people from the neighborhood had gathered for this meeting. I ministered on the power of the Cross and the altar was filled with people seeking prayer. My interpreter and I prayed for well over 100 people tonight. At one point a large group of about 40 children crowded around us, tugging at us, and raising their hands to let me know they wanted prayer. Many of these children who came up for prayer asked Jesus to forgive them of their sins.
The Lord is being glorified for the wonderful works He is doing. A good report was shared by the pastor who has hosted us these 4 days. He didn't know what to do with one of his churches. He wasn't receiving any help from the members and little help from the church leader, which was leaving him very burdened. But the way the Lord moved as we ministered His word has completely changed that church. The people are all coming together to help him!
God Bless You,
Rev. George Teachman