American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

2022 Regional Project




During the 2022 Project Year, the American Baptist Women of Pennsylvania and Delaware 
raised $13,478.50 to help build a new space to house the food pantry
within the area of the
Integral Vision Community Center.

Brian & Lynette Smith

Brian and Lynette serve among Haitians in partnership with Mission Maranatha Inc. working in the Batays on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic. Brian works with local and visiting mission teams in construction and ongoing maintenance projects at existing ministries. Lynette is showing God’s love to women and children through instruction in self-care skills and leading creative art workshops to empower them through creativity. Both Brian and Lynette work closely with colleagues in La Romana at the “Integral Vision Community Center” which aims to serve Haitian immigrants and cooperate with the Good Samaritan Hospital and local Haitian churches of the East of the Dominican Republic.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Integrated Vision Community Center and ABC-USA responded to a request from the Alliance of Baptist Churches to provide emergency food relief. This has exposed a larger need for ongoing food support.

Seeing this need, the goal of the new program is to assist individuals and families in the community as well as to support the churches of our alliance to reach into their specific sugar cane village communities (Batays) and provide wholistic support to feed their bodies and souls.

Currently, they are using a bedroom and physical therapy room at the center to house the food ministry. Our ABWMOPAD funds will help the Smiths to build an additional space onto the Community Center that can be made in a way to eliminate pests from invading the food as it is stored and prepared for distribution.

 QUESTIONS? Contact Sally Perry, Missions & Service Coordinator

954-494-8446 / email

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