2019 DR Mission Trip Planning Page

The location of the Dominican Episcopal camp and conference center in the village of El Pedregal (red marker), the site of our 2019 mission trip.

This page was last updated on October 11, 2018.

Now that our 2018 trip is completed, the following after-action documents are available: trip summary report | daily diary | comprehensive photo album | highlights photo album | Trip Planning Page

All information about our 2019 mission trip to the Dominican Republic will be placed on this planning page just as soon as it is avalilable. Contact information for the team leaders: Julia Ariail, (229) 563-0074, juliacariail@gmail.com; Julius Ariail, (229) 563-0209, julius.ariail@gmail.com.

If you would like to receive email messages with updates about the Dominican Republic mission program at Christ Church, please sign up here and check the “Dominican Republic Mission Trips” box. For an overview of this mission program, click here. For scanned copies of the thank-you notes received from the students in the K-8 Episcopal school in El Pedregal who received scholarship assistance from us for the 2017-2018 academic year, click here.

After considering all of the preferences expressed for the 2019 mission trip schedule, we have decided that the trip will be from Monday, June 17, to Monday, June 24. We know that this was not everyone’s choice, and we appreciate all of the input that led to this decision. These dates were also those requested by Padre Canela at the Campamento. The next step is to confirm these dates with the mission team support office in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, and that process is underway now. When we receive final approval of those dates, then we can proceed to accept applications for the 2019 Go Team missioners and to decide whether Valdosta-based missioners will start their trip at the Valdosta airport (2017 pattern) or the Atlanta airport (2018 pattern). As of October 11, permission for those dates from the DR diocesan office has been obtained, but no decision has been made about the start of the trip for the Valdosta-based missioners.

Email messages about the 2019 trip:

October 11, 2018: No flight decisions yet
October 4, 2018: June 17-24, 2018
September 27, 2918: Two date options
September 19, 2018: Planning meeting on September 23, 2018