The following report was submitted by Timothy Wolfe, missionary with SCORE International to the Dominican Republic.
We had our first church service in the new Juan Dolio church. We had a full house! After service, we had baptism in the SCORE pool; there were six baptized this morning.
Today we were in La Colina, the church of pastor Jonnie. We got off to a slow start as we waited for Blanco to gas up the truck and the bus. Finally we left but there was a mix-up on lunch and we had no sandwiches for the interpreters or SCORE staff; this got straightened up a few hours later. The CWE groups always prepare their own meals as they are afraid of intestinal problems and take no chances. We had many people show up for clinic and the CWE team was efficient for their first day. There were two dental stations, an eyeglass station, three medical stations and three evangelism stations. We had close to 400 people in clinic and everyone had the opportunity to hear the gospel and respond. We saw all of the adults who showed up for clinic and finished at a reasonable time.
We went to a large village south of Consuelo named Angelina. SCORE hopes to start a church there; another Baptist church Consuelo has tried for two years without success. We saw 399 people today in the clinic and everyone was presented the gospel. Some said that they were not interested in receiving Christ and eternal life but 108 people professed Christ. The people were told that a church service would be held in their town in two weeks by the SCORE pastors. The weather was hot today.
Today Evelyn went with the medical team down the street to the new SCORE church. Again they treated and gave the gospel to around 350 people. I spent the morning on a small construction project for the clinic; it will be open tomorrow or general medical while today it was open with an Optometrist and had good business. In the afternoon I helped Jim Dixon with a maintenance project.
We went to San Pedro to a neighborhood church called Nueva Palestina. It is the second oldest of pastor Geraldo’s seven churches. It is a quiet neighborhood and started off a little slow, but as the word got out we had around 350 people in clinic by the end of the day. People on the team are getting a little tired and it was a warm afternoon, but we saw everyone who wanted medical attention. Again, everyone was given the gospel.
In the evening we had a SCORE meeting at the Embassy suites. The entire SCORE family was there as testimonies were given and Ron Bishop turned leadership of SCORE over to John Zeller. It was a long evening and we got home late. Several people were very tired as they had worked in ministry all day.