Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Dominican Republic shares an island with Haiti.
After the country became a refuge for thousands of displaced people.
Although known for its vast sugar plantations, the nation’s economy depends on tourism. Political corruption is a lasting issue, along with the expanding gap between wealthy and poor.
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.
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.
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.
This trip is for your student ministry if:
Your students love playing with kids
Your students love sports
Your students love the Latin American culture, speak Spanish, or would like to learn
You love for your students to serve alongside established, local ministries reaching their communities
You want your students to grow in their faith while sharing God's love 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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