Pimentel Dominican Republic

There are still thousands of Dominicans who do not have access to clean water or education, that need your help.

Trips starting at $899

Our international trips are available year-round and can be customized specifically to your group’s needs. We have a trip advisor ready to speak with you, please call 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us now online to book your next life-changing international mission trip.

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Overview

Age Group
Families/Adult Groups (All Ages)
Capacity
30
Bus Accessible?
No

The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and is home to about 9 million people. While the Dominican Republic boasts a stronger economy than their island neighbor, there are still thousands of Dominicans who do not have access to clean water or education. While Christianity has a strong presence on the island, there is a real struggle with actively living out the faith, and this can sometimes be compounded by the lack of resources and education. The most fruitful and effective ministries in the DR are holistic, those that combine evangelism with education and development.

The vision of our ministry partner in Pimentel is to transform a city through the Gospel message, by developing leaders starting when they are kids, knowing that they are the key of transforming a generation. They are also actively transforming the community by implementing solutions to community challenges, i.e. the lack of clean water, food shortages / sustainability, limited access to primary healthcare, and the absence of technical and vocational job training for the poor and marginalized in Pimentel, Dominican Republic.

When you serve with Group Mission Trips International in Pimentel, DR you will have the chance to minister alongside a group of people who are laboring to provide each Dominican national the opportunity to rise above the circumstances they have been born into on the island. This global experience will expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty but more importantly grow your faith as you equip Dominicans to impact their culture for the gospel.

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Lodging

Groups will stay at Hotel Las Caobas in San Francisco de Macoris. Rooms are equipped with:

  • Bedding and bath towels provided
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor pool
  • In-room safes

 

How You’ll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved in:

  • Help with the maintenance and operations of Christian school
  • Help with painting jobs at a Christian School or a church or around the community
  • Build a house for a single mother*
  • Install drywall at a local church*
  • VBS – teaching, playing games, leading crafts, and demonstrating love to kids at school or a local church
  • Organize a baseball camp for local kids

*Additional funding needed to work on these projects. Talk to your Mission Trip Advisor about the additional project costs.

 

Our Partners

Our ministry partner(s) in Pimentel were born and raised in the Dominican Republic. They have been established in Pimentel since 1997 and are creating ways to provide a better future for the families of Pimentel. The community of Pimentel is surrounded by high levels of poverty and low levels of education – these are the reasons residents don’t have access to basic things that we take for granted, like clean water and quality medical care. Our partners are meeting these physical needs as well as spiritual needs in the community in creative and cutting-edge ways. They are developing long-term projects that provide quality tuition-free education, jobs and sustainable infrastructure.

Schedule

Sample Itinerary

Monday – Arrive at Cibao International Airport (STI); travel to hotel; orientation
Tuesday – Travel to Pimentel; tour the city and school; return to hotel for dinner and devotions
Wednesday and Thursday – serve in Pimentel
Friday – Beach day
Saturday – Serve in Pimentel
Sunday – Attend children’s worship service in morning; lunch; attend adult worship service in late afternoon; return to hotel
Monday – Return to the airport for flight home

 

 

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to the Dominican Republic.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended. Be sure to bring bug spray (at least 25% DEET) as there are mosquito-borne illnesses present in the Dominican Republic, including Dengue Fever and Chikungunya.
  • Fly into the Santiago de Los Caballeros Airport (STI). Average flight cost is $600-$700.
  • Lodging is in a simple hotel in gender-specific rooms that sleep 3-4 people.
  • Currency is the Dominican Peso. As Pimentel is not a big tourist destination, there will not be many places to spend cash and it may not be necessary to exchange money at all during your trip.
  • Electricity is the same as the USA -a converter or adapter is not needed to plug electronics into the wall.
  • Spanish is the primary language.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs.

Program

2021 Program Theme

This summer at Group Mission Trips your group will experience a fresh look at the idea of worth through the parable of the prodigal son.

Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, your group will see how Jesus wants each of us to know we are valuable, loved, accepted, and worth it to him.

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What's Included

Lodging
Most meals
On-site staff
Organized service projects
All project materials for each worksite*
Participant t-shirt
Devotional Journal
Personalized 'Group Page' - provides easy online access to your group's forms, promo materials, etc
Unlimited customer support from your personal Mission Trip Advisor
*Additional fees required for project expenses in Belize

FAQs

What about COVID-19 safety precautions?

Our goal is do our best to ensure the safety of participants, local partners, and members of the communities we serve. We are in contact with our partners in each community and working to make sure we provide the safest environment and follow all local guidelines when it comes time for your trip. As we get more specific details and plans, we will be sure to share them with you and your group. In the meantime, you may refer to this list of precautions we are currently evaluating: COVID-19 Precautions

Who can participate?

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. We require 1 adult (18 years or older) for every 5 youth (17 years or younger). Contact us at 1-844-258-9616 for more location-specific age requirements. 

How do I book my international mission trip?

Contact one of our mission trip advisors at 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us online.

Is airfare from North America included in the international mission trip price?

Prices do not include airfare from North America.

What is your policy on deposits, payments, and cancellations?

To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. 

Payments can be made:

  • Online
  • By Phone: 1-844-258-9616
  • By Mail:
    Group Mission Trips
    1001-A E Harmony Rd
    #459
    Fort Collins, CO 80525

Cancellations: Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Are all meals included in the cost?

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

What types of meals are served?

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

How strenuous are the activities and service?

While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

Are tips included in the cost?

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

Are the trips safe?

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our mission trip advisors are glad to answer further safety questions.

Can you put together a custom trip for my group?

Our international trips are available year-round and can be customized specifically to your group’s needs. We have a trip advisor ready to speak with you,  please call 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us now online to book your next life-changing international mission trip.

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Payment Policy

Our payment policy is designed to give you the most flexibility when reserving your mission trip experience with Group Mission Trips.

  • When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.
  • Full payment balance is due 60 days prior to the trip departure.
  • Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
  • For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.

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