Join us on the next Mission Trip!
Mission Possible XIX
If you are interested in joining us on our next trip please contact Sarah Krieger at SKrieger@MissionPossible.us
DATES: June 8-15 or June 15-22, 2018
LOCATION: Higuey, Dominican Republic
AIRPORT: Punta Cana
LODGING: Hotel Don Carlos in Higuey
WHO CAN GO: Anyone age 15 or older
- Wednesday, Feb 21st 6:30-7:30pm (Saint Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick)
- Wednesday, April 18th 6pm-8pm
- Sunday, June 3rd 4:30-6:30pm (Saint Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick)
Selection for participation on the mission trip is based on timely submission of your deposit and application and a review of your application responses. Application selection is conducted by members of the Mission Board. If the number of applications received by the deadline exceeds the number of spots available there will be a random drawing for all available spots. A full refund will be given to any application not selected in the random drawing. Please make sure your application is returned on time. We want and need you to join us in caring for those most in need.
• Passports take several months to be processed. In order to expedite the process (receive a passport in 6 – 8 weeks), there is an additional $60 fee.
• Visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/fri/pubs/pubs_854.html or www.usps.com/passport for all necessary details.
• Fees are $110 if you are over 16 and $80 if you are under 16. You will also have a $25.00 execution fee to be paid to the facility where you are applying for your passport.
3 Copies of your health insurance card and passport (must be legible)
Immunizations: (available from the County Health Department)
Please make arrangements to visit one of the following Health Departments minimally 10 weeks prior to the trip.
• Medina County Health Dept. (330-723-9688 ), Cuyahoga County Travel Clinic (216-201-2041)
• Necessary immunizations and medications include: Hepatitis A & B, Tetanus, Typhoid, and Malaria pills
If you are over 18, you must be Virtus trained (www.virtus.org) NO EXCEPTIONS
The registration packet includes the necessary registration forms, contact information, medical information, background info, consent forms and information about personal fundraising.
Visit our FAQ page for more information.
Need to know what to pack? Check the Packing List.
Here’s what other had to say about their Mission Possible experience:
“I went into the trip knowing only that I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I quickly learned that Mission Possible was going to make a difference in my life, the people whom we are serving’s lives and all the people whom I was serving with.” – Claire June ’14, St. Joseph Academy student
“There is no place that I have visited that I have felt or saw God’s presence more than on the Mission Possible trips to the Dominican Republic. One of the most amazing experience was seeing the progress that the new community has made in just one year. When I left at the end of the 2013 trip, five families had moved in, the community center was done, there were five foundations, and the foundation for the Church was completed with rebar pointing to the sky. A year later when I returned, there were now ten houses completed, and five houses ready to be painted. The image that will be ingrained in my memory for a long time was entering the Church for the first time. The clean simple tile and dark wood pews and altar that fill the church show the importance of faith in the Dominican culture. This Church is what brings the missionaries and locals together. The celebration of mass with the Bishop combined English and Spanish for all present to celebrate in the new village. Toward the end of this year’s trip, I watched a grader create a new street in the village and could not help but liken it to the parable of the vine and the branches. As we continue to work through god, the vine, there will always be new branches. With this in mind, I cannot wait to return in the future to see the continued progress of the Lord.” – Chris June ’13 ’14
“Our theme was “Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo” (We are the Body of Christ) and it was truly inspiring to see everyone on the trip come together as one body to be the hands and feet of Christ to the people we were able to serve in the Dominican Republic. Regardless of age, experience, background, or talent, everyone was able to come together as one and use their gifts in service. We found that while we were there to serve others, we also wound up serving each other, and being served by those we met in the community.”– Caitlin June ‘14