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About our trip

Join us in the Dominican Republic
June 22-28, 2024

WPC is returning to visit our partner, Mission Emanuel, in the Dominican Republic for a week of service, worship, and fellowship. We hope to travel with adults and kids of all ages. Anyone who might want an amazing experience to cherish for a lifetime is welcome!

Want to be part of our Dominican Republic Mission trip, but can't join us this year? Help by buying supplies for our DR kids program!

Check out our wishlists below or feel free to donate financially* to help cover the cost of supplies we need to purchase on-site. 

❑ Amazon

❑ Oriental Trading**

❑ Walmart**

*Checks can be made out to WPC with DR Trip Supplies in the memo or online here (choose the "Children's Ministry" fund). 

**Items can be shipped to Westminster Presbyterian Church 112 Pineville Road, Spartanburg SC 29307 Attention Becky Odum


Dominican Republic

Serving the community of Cielo, in western Santo Domingo alongside our partner, Mission Emanuel.


Arrive Saturday, June 22

Depart Friday, June 28

*dates subject to change depending on the cost of flights


(This does NOT include airfare. Estimates for flights from CLT to SDQ are $700-1000.)

Approx. $1300 per adult ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are potentially eligible for a discount. Contact Justin for more info.  Scholarships are available (online form). Application deadline is March 1, 2024. (Contact Justin if after March 1.)

INCLUDES 6-night double occupancy hotel room, meals in the DR, transportation including airport transfer, construction project, Mission Emanuel t-shirt, taxes, tips, and admin fees

DOES NOT include airfare, travel insurance or any additional travel costs (meals in US airports or extra spending money)

Flights will be booked by WPC.

To secure your spot/flight, please submit a deposit ($250/person) by Feb 20. 
(Submit ONLINE, choose "Dominican Republic" fund)

Please consider applying for a US Passport as soon as possible as turnaround times can take up to 3 months!  
If you have a passport, PLEASE check your expiration date -- for the same reason above.  Must be valid thru 7/22/2024.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Mission Goals:

  • What will we be doing for work projects? Typically, we work on a house-building project or various projects around the campus of Mission Emanuel. This work not only serves the community, but enhances the local leaders' ministries and supports their vision. 
  • What will the kids be doing? Children will be invited to work alongside us on work projects - and we make sure to include them in every possible way. We'll also plan a outreach for area children in the afternoons, which is a terrific way to involve young ones. For our younger kids, we'll work with each family, to provide areas and moments of rest.

Payment + Travel:

  • What is the deposit?  A deposit of $250 per traveler can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Online option: just select the "Dominican Republic" fund and enter the amount; select "give once"; then "Continue".
  • When do I have to pay the balance? By June 15, 2024.  Payments can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Participants can submit a check or pay online here.  Just select the "Dominican Republic" fund and enter the amount to proceed. 
  • What's the weather like? Expect the weather to be just like ours in the 80s and 90s with spontaneous rain showers. 
  • What is the dress code?  We'll go over this in our team meetings, but we'll wear appropriate clothes for church services and worksites.  
  • How will I get from the airport to where I need to go?  Mission Emanuel will handle all your transport upon your arrival until your trip departure.
  • Do I need any immunizations before traveling?  We recommend following all US State Department guidelines. Here's a link to the latest recommendations.

Safety + Accommodations:

  • What are the sleeping arrangements? We stay in a lovely hotel, the Dominican Fiesta in Santo Domingo. Mission Emanuel staff will work with us to provide the room that works for each person/family 
  • Can I drink the water? We will have purified water for all participants. 
  • Can you accommodate my dietary needs? Most likely! Please let us know ahead of time.
  • What are the safety concerns? Mainly, sun exposure and dehydration. But we'll take plenty of breaks to apply sunscreen and drink water.
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