Welcome to the Hill’s DR Mission Site!
Imagine working with a group of ministers of who have had very little Biblical training. That is what Toby does every day and why he is passionate about teaching, preaching, mentoring, and discipling. The people he works with are hungry to learn from the Word of God, but what they know is clouded by what others have said, TV/radio evangelists, and churches that do not teach from the Bible.
Toby guides people first through Acts and then 1 Corinthians teaching them what the Bible says. As he teaches, he guides them through God’s Word verse by verse. He also walks them through church history, showing them what various denominations believe. He welcomes discussions as his students learn the difference between things they have heard and believed, and what the Bible really does say.
Toby currently works with 9 churches but there are as many as 30 other churches inviting him to come share the Bible. Other denominations have asked him to come teach at their Bible institutes. Please pray for Toby that hearts, minds, and ears would open to what they are hearing and reading in the Bible!
Toby and the family work with the youth in the area as well. When visiting and teaching in the churches, the majority of those showing up at church are children. Toby, Amy and the kids work with the youth on a regular basis, teaching them God’s Word and enjoying their company while participating in various activities.
While Toby teaches and preaches on a regular basis, the ministry in the Dominican Republic is certainly a family ministry. Toby, Amy and the kids are quite active, working together as both a family and a team with the same goal of reaching the people of the Dominican Republic for Christ.
The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic (DR) is located on the island Hispaniola in the Caribbean and shares the island with neighbor Haiti. It is located between Cuba and Puerto Rico. The second largest Caribbean nation, the DR is just under 19,000 square miles with just over 10 million residents (2018 estimate).
Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit the island on December 5, 1492. The colony of Santo Domingo became the site of the first settlement in the Americas and is the oldest continuously inhabited city. France occupied the western third of Hispaniola, naming their colony Saint-Domingue, which later became Haiti in 1804 and is now an independent state.
The capital, Santo Domingo, is the largest city, with 2.2 million residents. It is located on the ocean on the south side of the island. The Hills currently reside in the second largest city, Santiago de los Caballeros (“Santiago,” for short), with a population of 1.2 million.
Located 96 miles north of the capital, Santiago is known as the “Heartland City” of the DR, in the fertile Cibao Valley, an important agriculture sector and exporter of products such as textiles, rum and cigars.
Santiago provides a great strategic location for ministry as it is in a “heartland” of several ministry opportunities, such as several small (and struggling) churches and is near a church camp, where many churches in the area send their youth.
The Hills minister in nearby Moca, Salcedo, and Imbert as well as in Santiago.