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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.
Groups will stay at Hotel Las Caobas in San Francisco de Macoris. Rooms are equipped with:
Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved in:
*Additional funding needed to work on these projects. Talk to your Mission Trip Advisor about the additional project costs.
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.
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
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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