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Church Planting in the Islands By Pat Creed June and I had the opportunity to attend the field conference in the Dominican Republic in June. The preachers (Pastor Brian Lott from Lighthouse Baptist Church in Bessemer, Pennsylvania, and Pastor Bryan Miller from Sommerset Bible Baptist Church in Sommerset, New Jersey) were a tremendous blessing and the fellowship with the missionaries was great. After the field conference we spent a week with Pastor Miller, Pastor Lott, and Pastor Tyson (of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland) as they taught modular classes in churches for three different missionaries. It was a wonderful time for everyone. During our time in the Dominican Republic, we took a survey trip to the northern part of the country. Brother Gary Sprunger has targeted a number of cities to challenge some folks to consider as God deals with them about going to the Dominican Re- public. There are many places with no Gospel preaching churches. The city of Puerto Plata has 330,000 people and there are a couple of churches pastored by nationals, but there is still a tremendous need for missionaries. Cotui has an area population of 148,000. Nagua has an area population of 135,000. Samana has an area popula- tion of 106,000. Sabenta has an area population of 54,000. Dajabon has an area population of 60,000. Santiago has a city population of 59,629. Esperanza has a city population of 47,532. Mao has a city population of 44,226. In our travels we found only one independent Baptist church and they are looking for a pastor. Please pray that God would place on the hearts of some pro- spective missionar- ies to consider this area of the world. Û Ý Brian Lott, Woodlawn Baptist Church Bryan Miller, Sommerset Baptist Bible Church Islander – No 2, 2012 11