Sabaneta Missions
Declare His Glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! ~Psalm 96:3
Sabaneta Information

Sabaneta is a small town in the province of Santiago Rodriguez. It was founded in 1844 by Santiago Rodríguez and the brothers, Alejandro and José Bueno. The city laid in the center of a small savanna, in Spanish, Sabaneta. In 1854, the town was elevated to the category of Military Post and in 1858 it was incorporated into a municipality of the Santiago province. Sabaneta was the center of the fight against the Spanish soldiers during the Restoration War (1863–1865). In 1879 Monte Cristi became a province, San Ignacio de Sabaneta was made a municipality of that new province. When the new province of Santiago Rodríguez was created in 1948, San Ignacio de Sabaneta was made the head municipality of the province. The main economic activities of the municipality are tobacco, hides and milk. The home you see in the picture above is a typical home that you would find on the outskirts of town in Sabaneta. Most of the buildings located in the city are built using cinder blocks instead of wood. The population of Sabaneta is listed at 98,453, but that number is most likely the population for the entire province. Estimates put the population of the city somewhere around 40,000. The people of Sabaneta are very warm and kind. They are poor compared to the standards of people in the United States, but most of them are happy and proud of what they have. They love to see Americans and are very receptive to the Gospel. What they need more anything is Jesus. Their major religion is Catholicism, but they practice a very different faith than that Catholics in the United States. Their Catholicism is best described as a mixture of the Catholic doctrine and African voodoo. Most Dominicans have a warped view of Christianity and an Evangelical Church is greatly needed. Our ministry is focused on helping the people of Sabaneta to come to know Jesus and establish a self-sustaining church in the community of Sabaneta.