The Dominican Republic is soaked in history. One of the first landing points for Christopher Columbus in 1492, it later became the site of the first European colony.
Europe’s influence can still be seen in Santo Domingo, the oldest colonial city in the Western Hemisphere.
Although known for its vast sugar plantations, the economy of the DR now depends on tourism and the service industry. Political corruption remains a lasting issue, as does the ever-expanding gap between the wealth of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
Your ministry partner is a pastor in North Santo Domingo, who gave up his job as a computer repairman to be a pastor in an impoverished community. Pastor Juan has a huge heart for his community—and big dreams. From outreach to teaching English, Pastor Juan helps local families find hope for the future.
A favorite pastime the Dominican Republic is baseball, and the kids will play it all day long! They fully embrace the “island life” and the people are extremely friendly and laid back—quick to welcome and enter into conversation.
The people of the DR love deeply—and are searching for love themselves.
You will serve alongside Pastor Juan in:
Kids Ministry: VBS for local children as well as sports ministry
Church Ministry: Participate in evening church services and church plants by sharing messages, testimonies, and songs.
Work projects: Cleaning, picking up trash, and construction around the church property and the community.
Come enjoy an adventure amidst the beauty of the Dominican Republic’s mountains, forests, and sandy beaches as your students deepen their faith and share it with others.
Will you partner with this Dominican church reaching out to their community with the hope and love of Jesus?
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