Dominican Republic Short Term Mission Opportunities
MOST Ministries (Mission Opportunities Short Term) and our Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission (DRLM) are partnering together to offer quality mission trip opportunities that benefit both those going on the trip and those in the Dominican Republic. For many folks who have never been on a successful, quality mission trip, this can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It can also open doors of opportunity for service and vocational consideration.
Many Dominican young people and adults have already been baptized and confirmed in this emerging Lutheran church body, and one major task of the missionaries is to train local Dominicans to serve as lay leaders and pastors. A new seminary was established outside Santo Domingo in 2010, which will serve all of the Caribbean, Latin America and Northern South America.
Another emphasis of Lutheran mission work in the Dominican Republic is ministry to people with developmental disabilities and to their families. One LCMS missionary has worked with the Dominican government to open doors for Dominican Lutherans to care for these families and children with developmental disabilities. A dedicated care facility for these children, Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, opened in December 2010.
LCMS World Missions supports the day-to-day operations and costs at various worship sites throughout the country. LCMS World Relief and Human Care has given specific grants to support music ministry in the Dominican Republic, to purchase property and to build a church.
Upcoming team opportunities. If interested in any of these teams, please contact Debby Suchyta or Yvette Patrick at MOST Ministries: 734 994-7909.