In 2005, Dr. Ibbitson & his wife Corinne were part of a ministry team from Warfare Plus Ministries that spent four days ministering in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The focus was on training pastors and leaders in deliverance ministry as well as ministering to the churches there.
Twenty four of us went. We met in a large church there and had the opportunity to train and minister to over two hundred people in the area of deliverance. There was a mixture of Haitian (Creole) and Dominican (Spanish) pastors so the bulk of the sessions involved dual translations. That was a bit cumbersome at times but the Lord’s grace was upon everyone, including the tireless translators!
We were able to do a combined teaching and ministry program for the people. During the last day, the participants prayed deliverance over each other and the results were awesome! You could sense their excitement and what they were learning and also in seeing what God was doing in them and others! We ended up leaving many teaching aids, materials and resources there for them to continue what the Lord had begun.
We had great favor there and had an opportunity to meet, and have lunch with, the Governor of the province! We also got an inside tour of the Presidential Palace and were allowed access to pray in what would be the equivalent of the Cabinet Room in the White House. In fact, Dr. Paul Hollis, founder of Warfare Plus Ministries, was able to lay hands on and pray over the seat where the President sits! You could sense the presence of the Holy Spirit there in a powerful way as we joined in agreement!
This is a part of the world that has so little in material possessions. In fact, because of the spiritualist/Santeria curses and torment, the whole island has been very unfruitful in the natural realm. This planted a seed in the spirit realm to break that bondage and that the Lord will continue to nourish and grow what was planted.