2019 Mission Trip
to the Dominican Republic
Christ Episcopal Church
Valdosta, Georgia
Team is Filling Up
We're pleased to report that the eighteen available slots in the 2019 mission team are quickly filling up. As of November 21, these thirteen missioners have committed to join the team:

Julia Ariail, Valdosta GA
Julius Ariail, Valdosta GA
Tal Brown, Dothan AL
Tammy Brown, Dothan AL
Bonnie Hanson, Valdosta GA
Caroline Hiers, Thomasville GA
Meg Hiers, Marietta GA
Phyllis Hiers, Valdosta GA
Steph Johnson, Valdosta GA
Bella Pozo, Thomasville GA
Mary Jeannette Pringle, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fred Richter, Statesboro GA
Paul Stevenson, Valdosta GA

The deadline to join the team will be January 31, 2019, or whenever the 18 slots fill up -- whichever comes first. In mid-February 2019 Julia and I will return to the Dominican Republic to represent the Diocese of Georgia at their diocesan convention and a Dominican Development Group board meeting. During that trip we will also spend several days in El Pedregal making more plans for our projects and other special activities. Knowing the size of our team and our talents and interests will help in that planning process.

If you are interested in joining Christ Church Valdosta's 2019 team, please contact us just as soon as you can 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 juliacariail@gmail.com .

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 6:30 a.m. on November 21, the cost of these flights from and back to Valdosta was $1,467.73. 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, click here .