2019 Dominican Republic
Mission Team
Christ Episcopal Church
Valdosta, Georgia
Dog Rescue Project, Another Flight Time Change
Dog Rescue Project: If you haven't seen the short video about our dog rescue project in June, please click the image above or this link to see it now: < https://youtu.be/GkjnujL6edw>. Our two veterinarians, Meg Hiers and Casey Wesselman, will be working with Jacqueline Bello IsaĆ­as, the delightful person you will meet in this video, for several days while we are at the Campamento. We are also planning to invite Jacqueline to share a meal with us one day so we can all get to know her better. If possible, we might ask her to take all of us on a tour of her rescue facility.

Another Flight Time Change: On March 2, Delta sent out a message with a new time for our flight from Santo Domingo to Atlanta on June 24. The departure time is now 2:20 p.m., and the arrival time is 5:56 p.m. The earlier times were 1:45 p.m. and 5:21 p.m. The flight number has not changed -- it's still Delta 759. This change has now been made on the trip planning page here.

Project Funds Have Been Sent: On March 6, we sent a check for US$1,600 to the Dominican Development Group in Tampa to be electronically transferred to the Treasurer of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic for use at the Campamento for two of our projects: the construction of a bedroom for Pirlulo and the installation of 16 wall fans in the second floor bedrooms in the main dormitory. These funds come from Christ Church's DR Mission account, which holds all of the donations by the Home Team and payments by the Go Team. Padre Canela will proceed to have the fans installed now, and will work with Euclides, our long-time friend and contractor, to have major parts of the bedroom construction completed by the time we arrive. Our construction crew will complete the project while we are there.

Next week : Details on another project. (No new project news today -- message was already long enough).

And Continue to Save the Date of May 3 -- our annual DR dinner and auction to raise funds for scholarships at the K-8 school we support and for a portion of our project costs is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Cotton Corner in downtown Valdosta. Tickets for this event are now on sale for $25 in the church office and in the parish hall after the 10 a.m. services. If you would like to donate one or more items to the auction, please let Julia know at < juliacariail@gmail.com >. For photographs from the 2018 dinner and auction, click here .


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The planning webpage for the 2019 mission trip is online here. All information about the trip will be added to this page just as soon as it is available.

For information about Christ Church's mission work in the Dominican Republic, including a summary report and photographs from the 2018 trip, click here .