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Baptist had been planted. Jerry Reece helped
establish Resurrection Baptist Bible Institute
that continues under the direction of Ronnie
Autrey. Currently, over 75 national pastors
have been trained at Resurrection Baptist.
Steve later felt God leading him to the
Quitosueno area west of Santo Domingo.
Mount Calvary Baptist Church was established
along with a Bible institute. There are five new
church plants as a result of Mount Calvary
Baptist Bible Institute. Joy Wesson, wife of
the late Josh Wesson, and family are laboring
with the deaf. Sara Fish is on deputation and
planning to help Joy with the deaf.
Also in Santo Domingo, Michael and Anna
Doering are serving at Grace and Truth Baptist
Church. God has given them the opportunity
to disciple many young people. They have been
instrumental in starting a mission in an area
where there is a pocket of Haitians. God is
richly blessing this ministry.
Alexis Givans started Emmanuel Baptist in
Las Habitaciones. The church is located in the
center of around 250,000 people east of Santo
Domingo. A Bible institute has been started
there also. This church is reaching out into the
country (campo) to start new churches. Their
outreach has reached some towns as far as the
Our BIMI missionaries have been praying that
God will allow us to see the northern shore
evangelized. God began answering our prayers.
In recent years BIMI missionaries have started
churches in the northern area of the DR. Erik
Johnson planted Truth Baptist Church in San
Francisco de Marcoris. Out of that church two
other churches have been started with national
pastors in the area of San Francisco. Truth
Baptist is also assisting several other national
pastors in the campo near their city.
A couple of years ago, Chad Pape and Jeffri
Polanco started a storefront church in the city
of Nagua. North Shore Baptist Church has
already outgrown the building. In December,
God provided a much larger and better-located
facility. Souls are being saved and God is using
Jeffri and Pamela in this new work. Jeffri
recently shared that they are canvasing the
entire city and putting a copy of Romans with
the Roman’s Road in every home.
Last year (June 2019) we were able to ship
750,000 Romans booklets and 1 million tracts
in Spanish into the DR. In spite of the shipping
agent tampering with our documents and the
port authority charging unbelievable wharf
fees and taxes, God intervened through the
President of the DR who exonerated all fees and
taxes. Now fundamental Baptist missionaries
have access to these booklets and tracts.
John and Rebecca Tinkle have finished
their language preparation and will soon be
joining the Polancos in Nagua. The Covid-19
quarantine has delayed their departure.
It is exciting to see new missionaries go to the
field. A couple of years ago, Paul and Amy
Valles arrived on the island of North Caicos
with their family. The Valles are the first BIMI
missionaries to serve in the area of North
Caicos. God is using this family.
On the island of St. Lucia, Wes and Faith Ann
Bartley began a ministry in Denne. The Bartleys
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