Dominican December 2013 | Days 7 & 8

I have been so grateful for the opportunity that has been allowed to me to come to the Dominican Republic. The Lord has provided for us each step of the way, making His will clear and giving us the ability to communicate His Gospel as abundantly sufficient. If you are...

Dominican December 2013 | Day 6

Indescribable joy… …that is the only way that I can describe some of my experiences today. Today, I had the opportunity to check some things off of my ministerial “bucket list” and take part in a very special event for some young, new Dominican...

Phillip’s DR Trip Update Day 6

Hello everyone, We had another fantastic day of ministry today. I was able to enjoy two unique experiences on this first day of 2014. The first new life experience of the day was a visit to an orphanage. There were 40 children, from toddlers to young adults, under the...

Phillip’s DR Trip Update Day 5

     Today was our last day in Santa Rosa. We will move on to El Baden tomorrow and repeat the schedule that we have used in our three days in Santa Rosa. I have had the pleasure, this week, of seeing the effects of a long-term commitment to reach a people. On the bus...

Dominican December 2013 | Day 5

To God be the glory for the things He has done! Today we finished our time of ministry in the Santa Rosa community. Over the past several days we have talked to families in their homes and shared the Gospel with many people. Like America, most people here tell you...

Phillip’s DR Trip Update Day 4

Today was another good day in the Domincan Republic. The entire day revolved around Bible study. We spent the morning revisiting the friends that we have made in Santa Rosa and inviting them to join us for Bible studies in the afternoon. I had the pleasure of leading...

Dominican December 2013 | Day 4

Ryan: Do you know Jesus? Shop Owner: Yes Ryan: What do you know about him? Shop Owner: He’s standing right there… Ryan: No, not that Jesus…I’m talking about Jesus Christ This humorous conversation that I seriously had today pictures some of the...

Phillip’s DR Trip Update Day 3

Today may have been my favorite day of ministry in the Dominican Republic so far, including my last visit here.  It was such a good day because I was able to see all facets of the church at work. Our team partnered with the Baptist Church in the Bayona community in...

Dominican December 2013 | Day 3

I am so blessed to be able to share my heart tonight in this update. We had an incredible day of ministry that Phillip will describe more in his update (to know when it is updated, keep watching this blog). However, I want to talk about something The Lord confirmed in...

Phillip’s DR Trip Update Day 2

Today we began sharing our faith in the community of Santa Rosa. This was a familiar neighborhood for many of our team members, but this was my first experience there. Santa Rosa is a more rural community than I have worked in previously. It is also further inland...

Dominican December 2013 | Day 2

My pastor in Auburn, Bro. Al Jackson, would often say, “There are only two things that are eternal: the Word of God and the souls of men.” We experienced this reality in a fresh way today as we encountered the people of the Santa Rosa community in the...

Dominican December 2013 | Day 1

Despite several setbacks and in light of several lessons that Phillip and I learned, today was a good first day of our mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Our flights went well and The Lord provided many mercies while we were travelling. One of the initial...

A Christmas Challenge

Church family, I am prayerful that this message finds you drawing nearer to Christmas with immense JOY.  Being joyful explicitly in Christ this time of year will bring you many opportunities to point others to Him.  Throughout this Advent season, I have challenged you...

“Kings and Queens” | FBC Kids Choir

November is a month where we are focusing on how God’s desire is to impact the nations with the Gospel.  Our FBC Kids Choir performed a musical drama by Audio Adrenaline called “Kings and Queens.” FBC Kids Choir Performing Kings and Queens from Ryan...

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