2019 Dominican Republic
Mission Team
Christ Episcopal Church
Valdosta, Georgia
Classroom painting project, Dog rescue video
Painting Project: Another project for our 2019 team will be to paint colorful designs on the walls of the second kindergarten classroom building. In 2018, Missioner Steph and her crew decorated the first kindergarten classroom with a "Noah's Ark" theme (see the large image above). The smaller image to the left shows the second classroom with its bare walls, and Steph and her crew will be painting in this room and also in the two children-sized bathrooms in this building.

Veterinary Project: In last week's message, I mentioned that I had visited the extensive dog rescue project of Jacqueline Bello IsaĆ­as while I was in El Pedregal on February 6. Our two veterinarians, Meg and Casey, will be working with Jacqueline while we are in El Pedregal. To see a short video in which Jacqueline talks about her project, click here .

Ministries Fair: After the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 3, the DR mission team will participate in a Ministries Fair in Christ Church's parish hall. Julia and I will be at that table to talk about the work of Christ Church's teams in the Dominican Republic and to answer any questions. If you're planning to attend that service, please come by that table and help us spread the word.

Next week : Details on another project.

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 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 .