|The First Sunday Meeting in the Barranca Church|
Two years ago church workers were withdrawn from a church plant in the town of Barranca. Circumstances were such that the work could not be continued. Much energy and resources were expended in an effort to reach this community. However it resulted in an almost new church building being left empty. The mission began to make an effort to sell the property so the funds could go elsewhere to support other projects. They were asking $850,000.00 DR ( $18,750.00 US), for a property possibly worth twice as much. This sanctuary could hold 100-130 people.
Unknown to them 6 months ago Pastor Francisco Romero had begun to look around for a place where his people could meet in Barranca. Most of his congregation commuted from Barranca to his church in Las Yayas. The church building in Las Yayas had been lent to him and his Haitian congregation for 8 years.
Someone alerted him about the abandoned church building three months ago. He told me about it and insisted I look at the facility. The building looked solid and certainly worth more than what was
|Debbie and Pastor Francisco inside the new building|
That very same week the representative from the other church building in Las Yayas met with me. He felt that their news would be presented better to Pastor Francisco if I should tell him. He felt Pastor Francisco had a high respect for me. He asked me to speak to Pastor Francisco to let him know that they were requiring him to turn in the keys to the Las Yayas church by this June. They had