After considering all of the preferences expressed for the 2019 mission trip schedule, we have decided that the trip will be from Monday, June 17, to Monday, June 24. We know that this was not everyone's choice, and we appreciate all of the input that led to this decision. These dates were also those requested by Padre Canela at the Campamento. The next step is to confirm these dates with the mission team support office in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, and that process is underway now. When we receive final approval of those dates, then we can proceed to accept applications for the 2019 Go Team missioners and to decide whether Valdosta-based missioners will start their trip at the Valdosta airport (2017 pattern) or the Atlanta airport (2018 pattern).
Watch for a message about those next steps on Thursday, October 11.
In other news, we will be in the Dominican Republic from October 18-25 and in El Pedregal from October 22-24, visiting with our friends in the village and working with Padre Canela on plans for the 2019 trip. We have some great news to share about something else that is being planned for that time -- Leidy and Jesús are getting married in a civil ceremony in Jarabacoa, probably on October 23. They have asked us to be their witnesses for that ceremony as a way to honor all that our missioners have done with them over the years, and of course we have agreed to do that. If you would like for us to take a congratulatory card or letter from you to them to add to the wedding celebration, please send that card to us to arrive by Monday, October 15. Our USPS mailing address is below.
The planning webpage for the 2019 mission trip
is now 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,