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Experience the 2017 DR Mission Team Music Video!

Watch this short music video and enjoy some of the experiences of the 152 volunteers that were part of the 2017 Dominican Republic Mission Team from June 30 to July 15. More info at, and be sure to follow the DR Mission Team on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter!

Take the Journey

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself” When I first heard the words “mission trip in the Dominican Republic”, I am not going to lie, I was a bit skeptical. I was unsure of what to expect in the Bateyes and not sure how the people there would respond. I had heard some stories but a part of me was definitely a little nervous when arriving to the work site on the first Saturday morning. But, I am here to tell you that my nerves and skepticism had completely subsided the second I stepped off the bus onto Batey La Papita. I was placed on the construction team at Batey La Papita. The day started with a quick 5-minute tour, yes, this was of the entire Batey. To my surprise, many of the chil

Less is More

As I sit in my bed writing this blog post on my MacBook Pro in a house cooled by air conditioning, I can’t help but feel a wave of guilt. From the second we landed back in New York, not a minute has passed that I haven’t thought about my new friends in the Batey’s, who are still struggling to find food to eat for lunch, or searching for a solid roof for their families to sleep under tonight. I often find myself questioning why such genuine, kind-hearted people had been given such a hard hand at life. Though my question may never be answered, it is so humbling to know that I, along with the rest of the mission team, share a common goal to better the lives of those who need it the most. It’s h

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