Dominican Republic Mission Trip
February 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019
We are excited to offer an opportunity for the Trinity community to engage the people of the Dominican Republic – a nation with a rich history but one also filled with violence, tyranny, and oppressive poverty for many. The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean and shares the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.
We will be working with Makarios, a ministry located in Montellano, a small town located near Puerta Plata in the northwest coast. Makarios serves the poorest Dominicans – hoping to love, educate and empower particularly the children & families affected by immigration laws that inhibit easy access to educational opportunities. Makarios is primarily a school – but it also serves as a resource aiming to strengthen families and build up leaders in the neighborhoods where the kids attending the school live.
Our team will be hosting a retreat for the Makarios staff at a Young Life camp in the Dominican mountain town of Jarabacoa. The team will be serving as the cooking and cleaning staff for the retreat – while also engaging with the Makarios staff and children. The team will also have the opportunity to visit the communities that are served by the ministry as well as engage with the students in the school. One of the most important ways that Trinity can support any overseas ministry is to provide support to the ministry staff who work each day to come alongside and love, educate and empower the children, men and women in their community. We are thrilled that we have the opportunity to love on and serve these men & women who give so much of themselves to such a good endeavor.
The trip is estimated to cost $1300, financial aid is available. The application deadline is Sunday, October 7th.
Please direct any questions to Addie Jones.