Monday, February 27, 2017

Mission in the Dominican Republic

Medical clinic in Pedregal, Dominican Republic
Two years ago, our congregation sent a team of four to do mission work in the Dominican Republic.  It was the first event of this sort sponsored by SPPC and we were all very excited about it.  The four people who went, described the trip as life-changing.  They were under the auspices of the House Upon the Rock, run by Paul and Sharyn Branson.  There are plans for a second team from SPPC to make the trip this summer.
As well as establishing a worship centre and helping to build housing in Pedregal, the House Upon the Rock, operates a medical clinic. This month, the clinic will celebrate its 14th anniversary.    Here are some stats from the clinic:

* Patient Load 14,500
* 40% Haitian patients
* 60% Dominican patients
* Give out about $750,000US in medication annually
* Unknown number of people who come for prayer and counselling.
* Unknown number of people who have accepted Jesus and/or grown closer to God through the clinic's ministry.

As the clinic is situated on rented property, its continuing existence is always in doubt.  Therefore, The House Upon the Rock is attempting to purchase the property.  To date they have paid 48% of the purchase price, with the balance due by April, 2017.  You can support Paul and Sharyn in this venture with a donation.  For tax purposes, make your cheque payable to MSC Canada.  If you do not want a tax receipt, then a cheque can be made payable to Paul and Sharyn or MSC.  The ministry does not have a bank account in Canada so we cannot cash any cheque if it is made payable to House Upon the Rock.

More news from the Bransons.

God's Stories

We are excited to share that Sharyn has published a book!  It has been a project that she has been working on for a couple of years and fulfilling what God told her to do.  The purpose of writing this book is to share what we have witnessed that God has done.  He is an amazing God and is always doing miracles.  This book is a collection of, well, God's stories.  Stories from our 20+ years in full time missions and what we have been honoured to witness God do day after day.  We pray that this book will inspire and bring people closer to God.  Whether you are a believer or not, we hope that you will read this book and it will encourage you.

It is available at and .ca, Barnes and Noble and soon, it will be available at Chapters/Indigo.  Available Softcover, Hardcover and Ebook formats.

Canada:  God's Stories Twenty Years on the Mission Field

USA:  God's Stories Twenty Years on the Mission Field   Barnes & Noble
            God's Stories Twenty Years on the Mission Field

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