DDG Executive Director Bill Kunkle and David and Laura Morrow visiting an Episcopal daycare center in Baní.
Sermon Collection Started
The DDG is collecting sermons about the work of mission teams in the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic. The first in this collection was delivered in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Midland, TX, on May 1, 2016, by David Morrow, past president and current treasurer of the Dominican Development Group. David represents the Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas on the DDG Board.
The first two paragraphs of his sermon are here:
In February of this year, I was privileged to once again visit the Dominican Republic for their diocesan convention and especially privileged to hear and meet Michael Curry, the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry's message proclaimed that first and foremost, we are "Jesus People". We all love to envision Jesus cradling us in his arms like a lost sheep and we know our needs for consolation, nurturing, and worship. What is a bit harder for us is that we are called as Jesus People to find and carry out our own mission in this world.
We all like the concept of being a babe wrapped in the arms of Jesus. What we have a harder time with is going out into the world as the feet and hands of Christ to share the love of Christ and bring about his kingdom. Are we called to be successful in this work? No. We are, however, called to be faithful.
For the archived collection of sermons on the DDG's Publications webpage, click here.
Compañeros Dominicanos for May 2016 Online
Compañeros Dominicanos, May 2016
The May 2016 issue of the DDG's bilingual magazine,
Compañeros Dominicanos, is now online. Articles include the ordination and consecration of Bishop Coadjutor Moisés Quezada, an interview with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on his impressions during his first visit to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, the 50th ordination anniversary celebrations of the Rt. Rev. William J. Skilton in Charleston, SC; Santo Domingo; and La Romana.
28 Mission Teams On The Way!
Missionary Karen Carroll welcoming a mission team in the Santo Domingo airport
Twenty-eight mission teams are scheduled to arrive in June and July -- it's the busy season for sure. Missionary Karen Carroll leads the Office of Mission Team Support in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, assisted by Missionary Charlie Nakash and Office Administrator Patricia Martin. All three are bilingual, and are dedicated to doing whatever is necessary to assure a smooth mission trip experience for all of the missioners coming from the United States. Karen's office maintains the list of incoming teams, and that list is posted online on the "Missions Team" webpage that is a part of the DDG's website. The link that brings up the the most current version is always the same: