Gap Hill to host fundraiser for Dominican mission


SIX MILE — Pickens-Twelve Mile Baptist Association’s Gap Hill Baptist Church is leading the upcoming trip to Dominican Republic in April 2013.

A dedicated team of veteran mission workers equipped with a medical doctor, a dentist, and a hygienist will provide medical help in the communities. Others will continue construction at New Jerusalem Church, with plans to complete the second floor of the building. This group will also have the privilege and opportunity to give testimony and evangelize in the schools, as well as speak in church services at several locations throughout their work week there. Graduation of the local seminary students will also be observed.

This is a well-established and ongoing mission effort led largely by Dr. Boyce Whitman, Pastor of Gap Hill Baptist Church. Thirteen house churches have been started since 1997. Completed construction projects include remodeling one church and building three new churches. Also, a seminary school was revived. Several years and graduation classes later, responsibility is being steadily transferred to the leadership as they are able to assume it.

A fundraising event to continue the work in the Dominican Republic will be held on Saturday, March 16, at the Roper Building in Six Mile. An all-day yard sale will begin at 10 a.m.  A silent auction inside will begin at 10 a.m. with winners announced at 4 p.m. Barbecue will be prepared onsite and available for lunch and supper, carry out or eat in. A live auction will commence at 5 p.m. with Auctioneer Billy Burton. The public is invited to support this mission effort.