We're back from the Dominican Republic (our fourth trip this year) where we worked for the Diocese of the Dominican Republic to photograph the consecration of a new Episcopal church on November 10 (
click for photographs
) and a worship service at another Episcopal church on November 11 (
click for photographs
). The online album for the new church consecration currently has a small preliminary set of images, but will be expanded soon to hold a complete set.
In both our October and November 2018 trips, we flew from and back to Atlanta and parked our vehicle at the parking deck adjacent to the International Terminal. Parking rates there are $14/day, and shuttle transportation to and from the International Terminal is quick and easy. If any of you are thinking of starting the 2019 trip in Atlanta and would like to have more information about this International Terminal parking arrangement, please contact us (contact information is below).
If you are interested in joining Christ Church Valdosta's 2019 team, please contact us to discuss your interest and your possible role on the team (contact information below). Once you receive an OK to join from us, then send a $100 deposit made payable to Christ Episcopal Church with "DR Mission" in the memo line to the church (see address below). Then proceed to choose your departure city and purchase your flight tickets. Send copy of the airline confirmation to
. The team will have a maximum of 18 members.
All missioners will have the choice of starting the trip either at the Valdosta airport or at the Atlanta airport on Monday, June 17. All will fly back to Atlanta on June 24, where missioners can decide on their own to leave the trip in Atlanta or to fly on to Valdosta that same night.
Here are the designated flight numbers and times:
Monday, June 17
Delta 5034 VLD 6:15 a.m. --> ATL 7:25 a.m.
Delta 686 ATL 9:50 a.m. --> SDQ 1:16 p.m.
Monday, June 24
Delta 759 SDQ 1:45 p.m. --> ATL 5:21 p.m.
Delta 3420 ATL 9:10 p.m. --> VLD 10:15 p.m.
As of 5 a.m. on November 15, the cost of these flights from and back to Valdosta was $1,161.73. The cost of the flights from and back to Atlanta was $899.63.
-- Julia and Julius
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,