Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Price
August 17, 2023
August 27, 2023
50-100 people Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic $1,600 (Plus your airline ticket. Visa is included in airline tickets.

Trip Overview

Join Pastors John Bradshaw and Wes Peppers for a once in a lifetime mission trip. The Central Conference in Santo Domingo is celebrating their 25 year anniversary by hosting 25 evangelistic meetings across their Conference and planting/building several new churches. Pastors John and Wes will preach at two large sites in the city center while additional speakers preach at supporting sites in the surrounding areas.

We will also conduct large scale dental and medical clinics as well as children’s VBS. You can be a part of this historic initiative as an evangelist, medical professional, or support staff. God has an incredible opportunity for you to share Jesus in a variety of ways, and there is something for everyone to contribute. We will work with the local Conference, pastors, and members to bring hope and healing to this area.

The medical clinics will take place in the morning. The evangelism meetings and VBS will take place in the evening. All participants will be assigned to a church site in some capacity and serve each evening in their role.

This trip will be a life-changing experience as you witness God work miracles in you and the lives of those you reach! You will return home energized, excited about mission in your local church and community, and praying for your next trip! You will make new friends for eternity and never be the same again!

Arrival

August 17, 2023

Departure

August 27, 2023

Travel Information

Volunteers are responsible for purchasing their own airline tickets to and from TBD . All dates exclude air travel time and any additional excursions taken. You may need to purchase airline tickets a day or two before arrival date due to the time difference. If you choose to arrive earlier than the arrival date or depart after the departure date mentioned above, you will be responsible for payment of any additional nights at the hotel. It Is Written representatives will meet all volunteers upon arrival at the airport. Once your airline ticket has been purchased, email a copy of your itinerary to Cathy Quedzuweit at [email protected]

Accommodation Details

Accommodations will be at a local hotel. It Is Written seeks to provide the very best accommodations for reasonable pricing. The mission field will require flexibility and sacrifice. Still, we strive to maintain safety and a comfortable and restful experience.

Participants will have a roommate unless you elect to cover the extra cost of your own room.

Local transportation is provided to and from the airport and all trip destinations.

Three vegetarian meals are provided each day. Due to the local limitations, vegan meals are not always an option, although some selections within a meal may be.

We are unable to accommodate gluten-free or other similar needs. You are always welcome to bring any food items you need. Any food purchases outside of the three meals are the participant’s responsibility.

 

Excursions

To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)


Dominican Republic Facts & Figures

Country Overview
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Santo Domingo, the nation’s capital, was founded in 1496 and is one of the top ten oldest countries in the Americas. Currently about 40% of the country lives in poverty with more than 10% living in extreme poverty. Natural disasters have ravished the country historically leaving gaping holes of need.

The Dominican Republic SDA leadership has invited It Is Written to partner with them as they celebrate the 25 year anniversary of their youngest Missions through Conference wide evangelism in 2022 and 2023. We will conduct medical clinics, construction projects and children’s programming both years. This is a trip of a lifetime where you can bring hope and healing to the island as God works mightily through you. Prayerfully consider the Dominican Republic!

Capital
Santo Domingo

Population
11 million

Language
Primarily Spanish with some local dialects.

Religion
More than 50% of the country is Roman Catholic. About 20% are Evangelical or Protestant, and 22% claim no religion.

Climate
The Dominican Republic has a moderate, relatively mild tropical climate, although it lies well within the tropical zone. Conditions are improved in many areas by elevation and by the northwest trade winds, which blow steadily from the Atlantic all year long.

Currency
Dominican peso
The currency exchange is about 57.73 Pesos to 1 USD.

Power
Outlet types A & B. Most accommodate a three pronged 110 or 120 plug.

Time Difference
The Dominican Republic is inthe GMT-4/Atlantic time zone, which is one hour ahead of Eastern time zone.

Water
Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified.


Entry Requirements

  1. US Passport not expiring within 6 months of arrival
  2. Return flight info
  3. Printed Hotel Information
  4. Letter of invitation from the Conference (We will provide)
  5. COVID vaccination is not required. COVID testing is not required to enter or exit the Dominican Republic
  6. You must complete the DR E-Ticket to enter the country.

Medical Requirements

Check online for the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your doctor 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need. The CDC can provide helpful information and recommendations. Each recommendation is a personal choice at the discretion of the individual. Participants should consult with their personal physician and make responsible decisions. It Is Written is not responsible for the results of any personal medical decisions.

CDC Travel Recommendations


Registration Information

Register Online

Registration Forms and Deposit Due
June 15, 2023 ($800)

Final Payment Due
August 1, 2023 ($800)

Payment Options

Pay online
 

Over the phone
Call Cathy Quedzuweit to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5822

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Dominican Republic Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401