Santiago, Dominican Republic
DECEMBER 2-3, 2022

Fourteen years ago, Mike Silva International (MSI) began our multi-city outreach campaign to reach the nation of the Dominican Republic for Jesus Christ. From the north to the south, east to the west, it all leads here now, to the heart of the country—Santiago.

As the second-largest city in the nation, and the fourth-largest city in the Caribbean, Santiago is the capital of Santiago Province and major metropolis in the north-central region of the country. Located approximately 96 miles northwest of the capital Santo Domingo, the city’s metropolitan area has a total population of over 1.1 million people and is an intellectual, educational, and cultural center as well as significant industrial center of the Dominican Republic.

Four festival cities later and over a decade-long pursuit and passion for the Dominican people, December 2022 will mark the final festival for our “Reaching the Dominican Republic with the Gospel” Strategic Plan.

This truly is history in the making! It is a celebration for all God has done in years past and the impact made in Azua, Puerto Plata, San Pedro de Macorís and Barahona. But it is also a call to ACTION because our mission ahead is our largest festival city yet and there is great opportunity!

  • Thousands more men, women and children in the Dominican Republic added to the Kingdom when they respond to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
  • Local believers are trained and equipped to impact their families and communities.
  • Much needed food, clothing and supplies are placed into the hands of families in dire economic need.
  • Hundreds of pastors, church leaders and youth leaders are equipped and trained to use their gifts to impact the world for generations to come.

The TIME for the Gospel is NOW…In many parts of the Dominican Republic, people have never heard the clear, compelling Jesus Message. The Dominican Republic currently counts with a great variety of creeds being a country which allows religious freedom. The most practiced one is still Catholicism, since more than the 50% of the Dominican population practice this faith, followed by the Lutherans and the Atheists. Furthermore, you can also find religions such as Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam, among many others. Only 9% describe themselves as “evangelical” Bible believers who follow orthodox evangelical teachings.

Entangled in cultural and spiritual superstitions, many have grown up with a combination of superstitious beliefs and practices mixed with a sprinkling of Christianity, clinging to false and unbiblical ideologies and therefore floundering in a sea of religious confusion. Dominicans are desperately in need of true and accurate Gospel witness and presentation.

Extreme poverty, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and child sex trafficking permeate this visually beautiful country like a dark destructive plague.

The only hope is JESUS.


The only difference is JESUS.


The only possible individual and cultural transformation is JESUS!


“To belong  

to Jesus is

to embrace 

the nations 

with him.”

–  J o h n  P i p e r


This two-day festival in the heart of Santiago will mobilize thousands throughout the community. Believers will put their training to work as they invite friends, family and neighbors, and counsel them as many will make commitments to Christ. Thousands of people who might not normally be drawn to a Christian event will attend because of popular music artists, paving the way for us to proclaim the life-changing message of the Lord Jesus Christ and seeing many of them give their lives to Him. The festival will include:

  • Special affinity events for business and government leaders, women, youth, pastors and leaders
  • Children’s Outreach – “FestiKids”
  • Effective discipleship and counselor training
  • Serve Teams blanketing the city with various service projects
Our goal is to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ—to reach out to the less fortunate and provide them with the resources they need to grow and thrive. The Dominican Republic suffers from high unemployment, human trafficking, and illicit drugs. As part of our outreach, we make it a point to coordinate extensive compassion aid projects to help meet economic needs such as food and clothing distribution, freshwater wells in communities without safe drinking water, and medical aid.
After a festival, if we have not equipped and encouraged the Church—giving them the tools they need to add new believers to their congregations and properly shepherd them—we have failed our assignment. Our goal is to build up local believers and train a new generation of pastors, leaders and evangelists!


Your commitment to pray with us and for us is essential. If you haven’t done so already, sign up here to receive our monthly e-prayer updates and for Dialed-In (our quarterly prayer calls). We will keep you up to date on all the important details regarding the festival and how you can follow our stories and photos via the blog. Click here to join our prayer team.


To gift all of this to the city of Santiago, we need partners like YOU to make it all possible. Your financial gift really does make a difference.  100% of this outreach and all its components are completely dependent on the generosity of churches and individuals. Should you be in any position to give toward this incredible opportunity in Santiago, your tax-deductible gift can be made quickly via our website or mailed to Mike Silva International, 1500 NW 167th Place, Beaverton, OR 97006.  Click here to give a gift to Santiago.


You can be part of our Serve Team and travel with us to Santiago, Dominican Republic to share the love of Jesus. If you simply have a heart to be used by the Lord and you have the willingness to go, we can use you! No special requirements are necessary. You don’t even need to know the language. We have translators who will go everywhere you go, Come and see for yourself what we do and the magnitude in which God works when we share Christ. Click here to complete our interest form.
Thank you for making a difference in the Dominican Republic and for helping us reach Santiago for Christ.
For more information contact:
Mike Silva International
1500 NW 167th Place
Beaverton, OR 97006