Listen to music from Maranatha as you visit this site! Just right click on the word "Maranatha" and choose "open in new window."
Welcome to your "all-inclusive" webpage for information on the mission work of the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Maranatha Baptist Church in La Romana, Dominican Republic. It contains both pictures and links to other sites that many have found helpful in their search of mission information. This webpage was designed to help new and returning work teams as well as provide assistance for others seeking to begin a mission work overseas.
I have also included other information in this webpage such as:
Engel, RN, BSN, BA
American Baptists have been a part of the world-wide body of believers since coming into existence some three centuries ago in colonial America. In 1814 we responded to God's call to engage in mission beyond our own land, forming an organization that is now called "American Baptist International Ministries." - Go Global! American Baptist International Ministries Strategic Plan for 2001-2010
All American Baptist missionaries, including Kristy Engel, now participate in personal church relationships through Missionary Partnership Teams (MPT's) and Missionary Partnership Networks (MPN's). This new directive in missions is aimed at connecting churches and missionaries more strongly so that better relationships are maintained.
MPT's consist of a small group of people (5-8 individuals) that are selected by the missionary to help with this missionaries ministry obligations here in the U.S.. For Kristy, these areas include prayer and communication, finances, medical ministry, construction ministry, pastoral care and webpage management.
MPN's are networks of people who are interested in getting involved in a specific part of a ministry or those who simply want more information on a particular ministry. If you are interested in one of the areas of Kristy's ministry, please contact her by email at email@example.com. She will put you in touch with the person responsible for the area you are interested in. All are welcomed and encouraged to become involved in an area of ministry support.
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From time to time there may be specific prayer requests that we, at the mission, have, in regards to our work here in La Romana and/or personal lives. We will try to keep them as up-to-date as possible but please bear with us if they are not current. For personal prayer requests, I will include the date of posting so that you will have an idea as to their continued relevancy. I have included a list of prayer needs that are ALWAYS needed and can always be counted on to be important to the success of our mission.
Kristy Engel's newsletters can be accessed by clicking on the newsletters link in this sentence as they are published on the International Ministries webpage. No guarantee that they are current as my "cup runneth over"...
First Baptist Church of Wallingford, CT website at www.firstbaptist-wlfd.org.
Other newsletters from short term missionaries or groups that have come to the Dominican Republic can be accessed on the webpage, laromana.org.
Maranatha Band's schedule for 2007 summer tour and other info on the band can be accessed at www.revelacionmaranatha.com