Our core group of pastors has grown to more than 45 with another 20 working with us. Mentoring pastors
and assisting their church growth and family stability is our fundamental purpose. We have increased our mentoring capacity by using social media which allows daily contact with us and each other.
Our churches are located in impoverished areas with limited financial means to support church growth and evangelism. Our pastors tell us that on average, more than 60% of the residents in the community surrounding the church, have no more than one meal a day and most of those going hungry are children.
FPI evaluates the appropriate needs of the pastors and
churches when making personal in-country contact during our regular visits to the DR. Only after our evaluation is complete and the type and amount of assistance is decided, do we begin discussing these projects with potential partners and donors.
In 2013, we laid the ground-work to establish a Sister Church relationship between Asambleas de Dios en Central in Santiago and NH. Central and Pastor Pedro de la Rosa along with many of his church leaders have worked with us for several years. They have an amazing ministry planting twelve daughter churches, raising leaders and developing pastors in the Santiago area.