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Health Care Team Dom Rep 2019 Feb 16-24
Work/Medical trip in: Dominican Republic
Dates: 02/16/2019 - 02/24/2019
Our Dominican Republic Health Care Trip is an opportunity for you to join us in the missionaries in DR in ministry. We will be using medicine as a means for ministry to communities in the DR. We are looking for medical professionals and others interested in joining us as support roles to help with the various functions of the clinics. We will typically have one clinic per day in different villages. The people of the DR are very open to the Gospel. We will follow the model that Jesus gave us of meeting people’s physical needs and sharing with them their Spiritual need. Watch this video from a past trips to get an idea of what will happen on these health care trips.
Health Care Teams have a great impact on the communities they serve. Medicine is used as a means to ministry. People come from all around the clinic site to get medical and dental attention they need. Each of them is also given the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You fly into Santo Domingo Las Americas, about a 2 hour flight from Atlanta or Miami. Then just a 1 hour ride by bus to the camp. A $10 tourist card fee is paid at the airport for every person arriving… good for one month. You will pay this yourself upon entry to the DR.
Camp dormitories with twin size mattresses (bunk beds). You'll need your own sheets.
Ministry bus (A/C)
Meals are included in the price of the trip. The food may be different from what you are used to. However, they will be filling and nutritious. It is all part of the cross cultural experience…..
A $10 tourist card fee is paid at the airport for every person arriving… good for one month. You will pay this yourself upon entry to the DR.
What to Bring
LUGGAGE - Check with airline for number of pieces allowed. Tag and clearly mark each piece.
One carry-on piece & one personal item. Don’t take more than you can carry.
Keep in mind the items now restricted for carry-on. http://www.tsa.gov/
Outfits as necessary. Scrubs are completely acceptable on clinic day. Modest shorts and t-shirts are also acceptable on clinic days and for sightseeing day. Collared shirts for church services are expected.
PACK LIGHT: Do not carry too much
Small notebook/pen, Bible
Names and addresses
Washcloth, hand towel and bath towels
Set of twin flat bed sheets
Plastic bags for dirty clothes, etc.
Small pocketknife (not carry-on)
Personal drink container with lid
Snacks: Granola bars, breakfast bars, trail mix, etc.
Money belt or pouch
Anti-bacterial towelettes or liquid in plastic bottle
Comfortable shoes & Flip-flops for shower
Light weight jacket
Sunscreen (highest SPF)
Hat (for sun protection) & Rain wear
Long sleeve shirt – evenings can be cool
Undergarments and socks
Shirt (nice shorts and polo shirt for services)
Dress or skirt/blouse (for services)
Cosmetics: (Put in plastic bags. No aerosol cans.)
No short-shorts, tank tops or tight clothing
One piece bathing suit/Cover up
Here are some things also to take with you that weigh nothing and are very useful. You will be glad you brought them:
- A sense of humor when you get uptight over situations and people
- A teachable attitude toward those you are working with
- A desire to learn from God, missionaries and nationals
- A flexible spirit when things don't go as planned
- A willing heart to do whatever you are asked to do
Scrubs are completely acceptable on clinic day. Modest shorts and t-shirts are also acceptable on clinic days and for sightseeing day. Collared shirts for church services are expected.
We need people with medical experience to join this team, nurses, doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, pharmacists, etc. However, we also need people with no medical background to assist the team. Anyone with a willing heart can be a part of this team.
Trip cost covers: food, lodging, in-country transportation, background check and travel insurance plus $100.00 for medical supplies for the trip. $50 host cost
Rick Brooks RickB@wol.org 518-796-6146