Mission Trips & Information
Note: Trips from Mid-January to Mid-March can include an optional 3 day extension for those that want to go whale watching after their week of service (contact us for details). Trip duration is usually 7 days, however, schedules are flexible and can be tailored to a groups needs. Ideal mission teams are 6 to 8 volunteers, based on our vehicle capacity (25-30 for conferences); please contact us for teams larger than 8 or smaller than 6. Contact us for your scheduling preference.
Thank you for your interest in a short-term mission trip with us; please complete a "Volunteer Missionary Registration Form" for each traveler (located after the FAQ's).
|PR 226 Mission's Trip Training Manual.doc (DOC — 11 MB)|
Here are some FAQ’s for potential “Missionary Volunteers”:
1. What is the cost of the trip?
Individual Trip Donation for a 7 day trip is $575 plus
airfare ($435 for additional family members); airfare range is
from around $300 to $600 depending on departing location,
season and use of "discount" or "full service" airline (Spirit Air or
Jet Blue are suggested discount airlines flying from Ft.
Lauderdale or Orlando, FL to Santiago, Dom Rep). Contact us for
trips longer than 1 week.
2. What is included in the cost of the trip?
Meals, lodging at the “Resource Center/Mission
House”, ground transportation overseas, support
for materials for the “Resource Center” and
benevolent needs we may encounter. Not included:
travel insurance (see "Mission’s Trip Training Manual" for
suggestions) airfare, church offerings, spending money and
3. How do I raise money for the trip?
Funding your participation in a short-term mission
trip is best when each “Volunteer Missionary”
includes others in raising their support. Even
though some are able to fund the trip out of their
own resources, raising support allows others that
can’t go to participate with their financial support,
encouragement and prayers on your behalf; it also
serves as a testimony of your willingness to get
out of your comfort zone and serve. The “Missions
Trip Training Manual” has ideas for raising funds
and the forms that should be included in your
solicitations. Some churches will "co-op" the trip
expenses to encourage their members to
participate in short-term mission trips. All donor
gifts must be sent to Pr 22:6 Resource Ministry, Inc.
in order to be properly receipted. Donations
become the property of Pr 22:6 Resource Ministry,
Inc. and will be used to assist each “Missionary
Volunteer” seeking to travel to the Dominican
4. When does the cost of the trip need to be paid?
30 days prior to trip date.
5. How will I know the amount of donations received on my behalf?
We will provide weekly updates of donations received as
well as your cumulative donations including donor names. We
will not divulge the amount of the donation to avoid the human
tendency to focus on the amount of the gift rather than
the generosity of the giver. Donors will receive a year-end
6. What if I do not raise enough funds?
If a person is short of funds, the gifts are held for a year in order
to solicit enough funds to cover expenses. When a person raises
more than sufficient funds, the excess is used in the overall
ministry of that particular trip. No refunds are made. Funds
cannot be carried over from one year to another with
the following exception: If a person cannot go due to lack of
funds, injury, illness, or providential circumstances, their funds
are kept in an account for one year to allow travel the following
7. Can excess funds be used for spending money?
No. Due to IRS guidelines, we are not permitted to issue tax
deductible donations for personal use (The IRS has recognized us
as an exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions as
provided in section 170 of the Code). You can be reimbursed for
your airfare and receipted travel expense to and from the
departure point (airport) from funds that exceed the trip cost.
8. Do I need a Passport?
Yes, a current, valid passport is needed. As of January 1, 2006,
the U. S. government requires all citizens from the USA to have
a passport to travel overseas.
9. Do I need any specific immunizations?
Generally no specific immunizations are needed, however,
check with your local Health Department and follow their
guidelines. Make sure you are up to date on your normal
10. Where will I stay?
Lodging is in the "Mission House/Resource Center" located in a
comfortable, spacious 5 bedroom house in Santiago (if attending
a conference lodging is at a Camp for the duration of the
11. Where will I go?
We serve churches in Santiago and within 1 1/2 hours of driving
time from the "Resource Center/Mission House".
12. What will I do?
Help maintain the "Resource Center/Mission House"
by participating in chores, preparing lesson
materials, packing supplies, constructing and
sorting props, media, etc.), participating in a "Children's Lunch
Program", lead and/or participate in Bible Studies, and daily
devotions; other activities might include assisting a Dominican
Medical Team in a "Medical Outreach Program" in a remote or
needy community, a building project, or a "hands-on" help
project the local church needs. We can tailor trip tasks to the
ability/talents of the visiting team (i.e. medical outreach,
building projects, etc.)
13. Do I need to know Spanish?
No. Some our most effective "Volunteer Missionaries" that keep
coming back to the DR don't speak Spanish. A smiling face and a
loving heart overcome a language deficiency.
14. Are there age limits?
Missionary volunteers should be at least 18 years old.
Parent/Teen Missionary Teams are a popular bonding and
memory building experience that help instill the value of service
in teenagers; we recommend that teenagers traveling with their
parents or a sponsoring adult be 14 to 15 years old.
15. Luggage limitations?
Full service airlines generally allow 2 pieces of checked luggage
(40 to 50 pounds each) and one carry-on bag. Discount airlines
may charge for checked luggage and a carry-on. Missionary
Volunteers close to Jacksonville, usually help transport supplies
we will use in ministry in their luggage (usually the equivalent of
1 suitcase). The "Mission Trip Training Manual" provides further
information and packing tips.