Welcome to the 2011 Onalaska Church of Christ Dominican Republic Missions Ministry web log. This site is to keep you informed about our mission, preparations for our trips and communications with the missionaries in the Dominican Republic.

Our vision is captured in the messages on our flag:

viajar - Servir - madurar
to go - To Serve - to grow

Levante las Velas y Adelante al Horizonte (LLV y AAH)
Hoist the Sails and Onward to the Horizon

Blog updated March 5, 2011
The OCC - DR blog is being updated to provide information about the 2011 trip and the planned visit to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2012

Accounts from our activities on Thursday, February 17 are now posted.

This Site
This Welcome section and the Current News section that follow have their permanent homes here at the top of the blog. Starting with this update, posts will follow in order written immediately below the Current News. This means that all posts will be available in this window or through the archive list that can be accessed in the Blog Archive menu at the bottom of the right hand side bar.

What time is it in the DR?


Current News

2011 Visit to the DR
The team for the 2011 visit occurred between February 16 and February 22. Reports are being provided in new posts, one post for each day of the trip. We will soon be making plans for our next visit to the Dominican Republic, tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2012.

Anticipate :: Devo #3

Be Strong in the Lord
Does our trip coming up in March seem like a daunting task? Is getting ready for it a challenge? Read the first chapter of Joshua. How many times is Joshua told to be strong? Joshua was being prepared to fight some pretty big battles. Can you imagine him saying to God, “You want me to do WHAT?”

Now, look back at Joshua 1:6-9. What does this say about being strong in the Lord? The answer: be grounded in the truth of his word. It doesn’t matter that we anticipate what specific obstacles we might encounter in our preparation or our trip. What matters is that we prepared, rigidly flexible if needs be.

The lesson writer for this devotion reminds us that being strong requires that we be well-dressed as described in Ephesians 6:10-18. Read these verses; what is the only offensive weapon in the outfit? What does it represent? How will this help us be strong during our trip.

Ask God to clothe us in his strength for the work ahead.

Pray for William and Jackeline and their work in Puerto Plata. Churches are being planted in communities where there had been none. William has stepped out in faith to use the experience he has gained through working with David. Pray that he continues to find strength in the Lord for building churches while he also fills the roll as preacher and mentor to the young congregations and pastors. This all while taking care of his family in their new home as well.

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