Who We Are & How We Began
Grace and Peace began in 1985 when Bill Rumple took his first missions trip to Haiti. After that initial trip, he travelled back and forth to Haiti for more than 10 years. In 1998, Bill crossed the border of Haiti into the Dominican Republic to see the needs there. In 1999, he sold his business in the U.S., and began building the mission house in the Dominican Republic. In January of 2000, Bill moved his family there to work full time.
Over the last 15 years, G&P developed a Children's Education Program where 275 children are enrolled, a Widow Program where 105 widows and widowers are fed both spiritually and physically, a Farming Project which takes place on a 45-acre, planted one church, built a medical clinic and organized a clean water distribution program. Grace and Peace has been spreading the Word of God through each organized program.
James 2:14-17 says faith without works Is dead:
"What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
CHILDREN'S EDUCATION PROGRAM: We help 278 children in 5 different locations. We are building a schoolhouse that will one day function as a private school for children who live within walking distance. In 2014, we started a Child Sponsorship program where you can help to provide a child with essentials like food, school uniforms and school supplies.
MEDICAL MISSIONS: Grace and Peace has a medical clinic located behind the mission house and hosts short-term medical mission teams. We also go out into the community and set up small medical clinics to treat the poor Dominicans for free as well as provide them with free medicines.
WIDOW PROGRAM: Grace and Peace supports 105 widows and widowers by providing them with medical care and enough food for each day. We follow the Word of God in 1 Timothy Chapter 5.
WATER: Grace and Peace, over the last 15 years, transported and gave out more than 10,000,000 gallons of water from the well located on our property. We would like to drill another well and help send water to the homes located near the mission house.
CHURCH/EVANGELISM/PRISON MINISTRY: Grace and Peace planted a church in a very poor and spiritually dark Haitian village, called a Batey, in the Dominican Republic. We take groups door-to-door to evangelize and spread the Gospel. Grace and Peace has been going into the local prison for three years.
FARM: Grace and Peace purchased a 45-acre. This farm will provide food for the Children's Education Program, the Widow Program and for those staying at the mission house. It is now providing share-cropping opportunities for the nationals living there.
Grace and Peace Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
2055 Pleasant Valley Road
Niles, Ohio 44446