For several years, the kids at Calvary have collected school items to send with Calvary members Ale Encarnacion and Eilyn Hidalgo when they travel to their home church of Templo Biblico Villa Faro in the DR to help with their summer VBS. Our church is partnering with this church in prayer and teams travel there in every summer to work along side their VBS program, helping and learning from them.
We also partner with the International Justice Mission field office in Santo Domingo in prayer and financial support.
NEXT TRIP: JULY 15 - 22, 2023
Destination: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Date: July 15th – 22nd, 2023
Size of Team: 10-12 people
Cost: $1000 Cost includes airfare, travel, and food. Does not include fun money or meals during travel days. NOTE: $100 due with application (checks won’t be cashed until we confirm that you are on the team) + $500 due by May 1st + $400 due by June 15th
Age Requirements: Children under 12 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Children/youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or temporary guardian (ask Amy Anthony for more information about how to do this) Note: Limited number of children/youth are allowed on the team.
Will I need training? No, but the team will meet ahead of time to prepare for the trip.
What will we do? The team will serve in a church in Santo Domingo helping with their VBS program which has 200 kids. The team will plan various projects while we are there. This is also a learning trip where we observe a church in another culture and encourage them in the work that they are doing. We will also bring school supplies and hygiene items for the kids. VBS for kids ages from 4-13 from 3 PM to 5 PM. VBS for youth ages 13 to +20 from 7 PM to 9 PM
We will be visiting the home church of Calvary members Ale Encarnacion and Eilyn Hidalgo. The kids at Calvary have collected school supplies for this church for the past few years and it will be exciting to visit them in person to share God’s love!
While the team is in Santo Domingo, we may also visit the Kids Alive Children’s Home.
In our free time, Ale will take the team to the beautiful DR country, including the beach and la Zona Colonial.
"I have been on many different types of mission trips and the Dominican Missions and Learning Mission Trip is one of my favorite trips because it immerses you in the culture by living with local families and worshiping/serving with a local church. You not only get to meet the physical and spiritual needs of many around you but you grow in your understanding of your brothers and sisters in Christ in another culture, broadening your world view." - Nettie