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

International trips are available year-round through our trusted partner organizations that we've worked closely with over the years. Trips can be customized specifically to your needs. Please fill out the interest form for more information, and our partners will contact you to book your next life-changing international mission trip.

Dates
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Price $899 per person
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Overview

Group Mission Trips does not operate this trip. You will be connected with a trusted partner organization that can safely and effectively run this trip.

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

Mazatlan Missions, founded in 2016, serves to impact lives and communities through global partners, holistic projects, and short-term volunteers transformed by each unique service-leadership cultural experience. Specifically, they coordinate the efforts of short-term service with long-term local leaders to accomplish projects that impact communities. Please fill out an interest form, or contact James with Mazatlan Missions at (719) 640-4844.

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

Forged
2023 Program Theme

We all know the destruction and pain that fire can bring, but God also presents fire as purifying and refining throughout Scripture. So why would God choose fire to refine us? It separates the impurities and leaves what is valuable. Friend, when God brings or allows the fiery furnace of discomfort in our lives, it does not burn indiscriminately. It burns intentionally to make us more like Him. We can trust that it is always for our refinement and never for our destruction.

Each day we'll explore how God forges our faith. Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, your group will see how God wants us to know we're justified through faith and given access to his perfect peace and grace (Romans 5:1-4). Join us this summer as we explore how we're all FORGED by faith!

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What's Included

Lodging
Most meals
On-site staff
Organized service projects
All project materials for each worksite*

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