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DR Mission Team Covenant


DR Mission Team Covenant - summer 2014

Taking a large group of people to a foreign country for mission work is a huge challenge. In order to make this a positive, safe, and productive trip for all, the Haitian Missionary Baptist Church and the Good Samaritan Hospital have established the following Mission Team Covenant for all U.S. work groups to La Romana:

 

All DR Mission Team Members promise to:

  • respect others and spread good cheer to all.
     
  • respect the authority of staff at the Haitian Missionary Baptist Church and Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as the trip coordinators. (Ephesians 5:21)
     
  • participate in all designated group activities such as meals, mission work, worship, clean-up, etc., making a consistent effort to be on time to such activities.
     
  • maintain personal safety, avoiding the following:  swimming alone, traveling alone, visiting bars or discos, riding mopeds or motorcycles, staying out after the group’s established curfew, etc.
     
  • abstain from smoking, alcohol, profanity, and illegal drugs during this mission trip, as well as the purchasing of alcohol and tobacco.
     
  • exhibit modesty in relations with the opposite sex.
     
  • wear clothing in keeping with local customs (conservative in general, i.e., for church: long pants with collared shirts for men, modest dresses or skirts for women).
     
  • avoid gossiping and whining - build people up and encourage one another.
     
  • voluntarily give up the right to privacy and individualism in order to live and work together as a unified team.
     
  • be slow to anger and quick to forgive. (James 1:19 and Hebrews 12:14-15).