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Here are all the details as currently planned (but know that once in the DR, things can change) for our next trip to the Dominican Republic:
Depart Friday, November 8 - Travel to Santo Domingo (SDQ). Most flights are through Miami and, if flying from the west coast, a departure around 8:00 a.m. will get you into Santo Domingo by around 9:30 p.m. Vision Trust team members will meet us at the airport and take us to the Vision Trust Mission House where we'll be staying.
Saturday, November 9 - Breakfast at the Mission House, then the full team will go to the Remar Orphanage where we’ll be playing with the kids doing crafts, games, and sports. We'll return to the Mission House for dinner and team discussion/debrief.
Sunday, November 10 - Attend non-denominational church service in the Herrera community in open-air community room on the top floor of Tia Tatiana School overlooking Herrera. Return to Mission House for lunch. Possible visit for email team members to Ketty's House, a residence for girls and young women rescued from abusive conditions. Guys will return to Remar Orphanage for more recreation with the kids and a picnic. Teams will reunite for dinner at Provocon restaurant for the best chicken ever!
Monday, November 11 - Breakfast at Mission House. Help Jay at Tia Tatiana School making and serving Nick’s favorite lunch (chicken and broccoli pasta) for 200 kids . Team will regroup at the Mission House for dinner and discussion/ debrief.
Tuesday, November 12 - Breakfast at the Mission House. Visit one of Vision Trust’s other programs—perhaps the deaf school. Lunch will be a picnic packed that morning for the trip. Group will hear a testimony from DR team member, and we'll have fun playing with the kids. Possible restaurant dinner prior to returning to Mission House.
Wednesday, November 13- Breakfast at Mission House. Tourist activity of shopping/ visiting Colonial Zone prior to departing for airport. Suggested flight departure time approximately 2:30-3:00 pm.
Other information about this trip: Some team members have made this trip multiple times and have lots of experience. Translators are always with us to help with communication.
Cost: The land package cost for new team members on this trip which includes lodging, food, in-country transportation, translators, VisionTrust team coordination, team member handbooks & T-shirts, and emergency medical insurance is $805 USD tax deductible check or credit card payment to Vision Trust International. Airfare from Los Angeles is approximately $800 RT which is booked directly with your preferred airlines (American Airlines seems to have best time options).
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