Eugene pastors a church in the Sabana Perdida area of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Eugene is married with four children. His wife works as a merchant on the streets and their livelihood depends on the oranges, chips, and snacks she sells every day.
For a long time, Eugene dreamed for his church to grow larger. But he didn't have the strategies or resources to drive that growth. His 14-member congregation met under a tent that belonged to a kind-hearted woman who attended the church
"Our growth is because God is using Project Philip Bible studies to touch hearts in the area. It is a perfect strategy for the development of the local church. Thank you!"
Recently, however, Eugene's hopes and prayers were answered. He met a fellow believer who told him about Bible League's Project Philip Bible studies. Soon Eugene and several others received training to become Philips (Project Philip Bible study leaders).
"It was fantastic!" he raves. "I learned how to make contacts for the church and approach people on the streets." He is especially grateful for the Bibles and Bible study materials that are crucial to growing churches in strength and in numbers.
Though once tiny, the church is now growing! Since the Project Philip Bible studies began, membership has increased to 60. The group quickly outgrew the tent. Members recently pooled their money to rent a bigger space in a building nearby, where they now meet.
Eugene beams, "Our growth is because God is using Project Philip Bible studies to touch hearts in the area. It is a perfect strategy for the development of the local church. Thank you!"