Grace Baptist Church of Papillion began supporting DR missions in 2006 when Pastor Lou Sloger established a relationship with Pastor Oscar Arocha of Grace Baptist Church of Santiago (La Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia) and his wife Olga Arocha.
In 2007, we funded the addition of a High School to the church’s private school.
In 2010, we helped establish a theological seminary at the Santiago church. We support 12 young men each year from all over Latin America, and have over 150 graduates to date!
In 2012, we began supporting the “Fundacion Red de Misericordia (FRM),” the Mercy Network Foundation, through our ongoing partnership with GBC Santiago, to support their efforts to care for the children of the (Mercy Network) children's home.
Olga Arocha started the Mercy Network, working with partner churches and the Dominican government, in order to provide shelter, nourishment, safety, love, education, and most importantly, the hope of the Gospel to children who have none.
GBC Papillion provides tuition for children who belong to the Mercy Network to attend the private school, and provided funds to help with the construction of the Mercy Network Foundation facility, as well as a van to transport the children.
If you have a few minutes, please watch this video to get a better sense of Olga's vision and the work which is already going on.