Can God transform an entire city? Our whole family decided to travel to the city of Barahona in the Dominican Republic to find out.
The plan was simple. A series of outreaches would target different segments of society and then a crusade of healing and salvation would be held in the middle of the city. A team of over forty people came including evangelists Daniel King, Jack Myers, and Pastor Tod Delay.
The team spread out across the city looking for people who needed Jesus and to invite them to the crusade. When the team spotted a basketball game, the court quickly became a platform for talking about Jesus. A game of dominos became a chance to give an altar call. At an outreach to baseball players, 121 young men gave their lives to Jesus.
The team ministered in churches across the city to encourage local believers to be soul winners. All the pastors in the city were invited to a formal banquet and the team served them food and ministered to them. A TV channel invited us to talk about miracles. At the women’s conference, Jessica and our seven-year-old daughter Katie Grace ministered to the women. Our nine-year-old son Caleb was in charge of taking all the pictures and video.
On the first night of the crusade, a crowd gathered together. As Jessica led the people in a worship song, rain began to pour. But Jessica kept singing and the people stayed. Then I preached and souls were saved! Each night the crowd grew in size as people heard about the miracles God was doing. By the time the crusade was finished, great joy filled the city. A total of 492 people were saved. Thank you for supporting the King Family on our mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Because of your prayers and your support a city was transformed for eternity.