From across the US, the southern hemisphere, and across the world we partner to serve, bringing our Matthew 25 light wherever we go.
“Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
– Matthew 25:40
Dominican Republic Partnership
For more than 30 years, First Pres members have worked in partnership with our Dominican Republic brothers and sisters in two different locations. For the past 20+ years we have focused on the Gaspar Hernandez area. We have provided training, labor, and supplies for church construction and maintenance, water purification systems, medicine and health services, Christian education, English education, and women’s programs and crafts. We currently support a scholarship program that enables many young people and adults to attend high school, university, seminary, and medical and other professional schools.
Our Dominican partners now host their own medical clinics and education classes both for their own community as well as for immigrants from Haiti who have settled in remote villages. For more information on this mission, contact the church office.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
We have helped the Build Congo Schools efforts of the Congolese Presbyterian Church in partnership with churches in the Presbyterian Church (USA). We have helped to build, furnish, and supply many schools in Kasai and other areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Contact Rev. Judy Hockenberry with questions about First Pres outreach activities.