At the time this message goes out on November 8, we will once again be getting ready to fly to the Dominican Republic to photograph the consecration of another new Episcopal church. This new church, the third to be completed and consecrated in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic this year, has been the project of missioners from South Carolina and Florida for the past four years. While in the DR on this trip, we'll have internet access for at least a few hours each day.
We're scheduled to be back home late on November 13.
In other news, the annual convention of the Diocese of Georgia begins today in Albany. During 2018, our diocese supported four mission teams and 63 missioners who worked in four different areas of the Dominican Republic. To read a summary report on these trips that has been submitted to the convention delegates,
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 9 a.m. on November 6, the cost of these flights from and back to Valdosta was $1,155.73. The cost of the flights from and back to Atlanta was $863.63.
-- 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,