Dominican Republic: Short-term Mission Trip
While the Dominican Republic can be seen as a tropical paradise for people all over the world, it could be called a land of paradox where your short-term mission trip team could experience both the beauty and the need in minutes after arriving there. Your Dominican Republic missions team will find the culture and atmosphere of the country to be warm and welcoming. The new and established partnerships we have developed are ready and waiting to receive your missions group.
Your Dominican Republic mission trip can be as unique as the individuals on your missions team. We will work closely with you and with our partners to determine what community and ministries are the best for everyone involved. As you plan your mission trip to the Dominican Republic, you can rest assured that all the logistics will be taken care of and each ministry will be ready for you and your group.
Whether your missions group is gifted in construction or medicine, or passionate about youth ministry and children; your missions trip to the Dominican Republic will be life changing as you partner with one of our Praying Pelican Missions partners and focus on genuine partnerships, building long-term relationships, and investing in sustainable ministry this year.
We are now accepting applications for those interested in becoming a member of the mission team. If you would like to start the application process, download the linked short-term mission trip brochure. Afterwards complete and email your application, or otherwise fax or mail us the forms. One of our team leaders will be in touch with you within 48 hours.
Trip Cost – $1,995 per person
Skills/Qualification Needed – There are no specific skills or qualifications required to become a part of this missions team, but volunteers must be open-minded, flexible, patient, caring and motivated.
Accommodations – The team will stay at the mission house complex. Team members will be split into one several bedrooms. Sheets, pillows and towels are provided. There are also traditional style bathrooms with toilets, sinks, and showers. Team members will enjoy a mixture of typical Dominican meals and American fare. Cooks take all necessary precautions when washing, preparing, and storing food. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions, allergies or special considerations. Bottled water will be available at the complex and at all points during the trip.
Airfare and In-Country Transportation – Our staff is committed to taking care of as many logistical details as possible, so you can focus on your MISSION. We coordinate all the airline travel booking and arrange all in-country transportation. The cost of your flight and in-country transportation is included in the total trip cost.
Passports and Visas – All Americans traveling abroad need a passport that is valid for at least six (6) months after the travel dates. The US Passport cards are not valid for air travel, nor are they valid for travel to and from your destination. If you need to get, update, or renew your passport, visit the government’s website. Once you have a passport, we will assist you in acquiring a visa. Visa and processing are not included in the total trip cost.
Immunizations – Generally, travelers receive shots/medicine to prevent; malaria, typhoid, tetanus, Hepatitis. Obtain more information prior to your appointment by consulting the http://www.cdc.gov website. Vaccination and immunization costs are not included in your total trip cost as you will have to obtain these at a medical facility where you live. If you have any questions or concerns about your immunizations, please contact your family physician before they are administered.
Insurance – Included in the mission trip cost is travel insurance which will assist you in your return to the U.S. should you become ill while traveling.
Payment Schedule – A nonrefundable deposit ($250 per person) is required at the time of registration to reserve space on your trip. Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Payment can be made online, by phone or by mail.
Payments: 50% of trip cost is due July 15, 2019. The remaining balance is due September 15th, 2019. All payments are due, finalized and non-refundable by the September 15th, 2019 payment date.
Registration fees, less deposits, are refundable when cancelled by September 15th, 2019. The entire mission trip fee will be forfeited for cancellations after September 15th, 2019. If payment is not received by the payment deadline dates, reserved space(s) will be cancelled to make room for other groups.
Other – All other information, including what to pack, weather conditions, country history, fundraising techniques, and cross-cultural travel tips are all included in the manual you will receive once you complete and submit your application and $250 deposit. Answer the call today and fulfill Jesus’ mandate to be in mission.
LOCATION: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
START DATE: October 27th, 2018
END DATE: November 02nd, 2018