Monday, April 11, 2011

Dominican Republic Mission Trip - February 2011

I had the privilege of serving the Dominican Republic on a Mission Trip this past February. This was my 3rd trip, but the first time I led a team. Months and months of preparation go into planning a medical trip. Medicines are ordered stateside, sorted and shipped prior to our arrival. It was a lot of work... but so worth it!

Our team ran a medical, dental and eye clinic in the city of Puerto Plata. Dominican doctors volunteered their time for the week and treated the patients. We were responsible for running the pharmacy, taking blood pressures and assisting the doctors when needed.

Shelves of medicines

Taking blood pressures

Throughout the week we served over 3500 people! Many were in line 3 hours before we even opened the clinic.

There is so much more to the week than what my pictures will show. Beautiful people, precious children, joyful hearts, heartbreaking stories, lives given to Christ and faces etched with a lifetime of hardship. We were moved daily by the stories and people we met.

I shared this experience with one amazing team.

Servant hearts ~ hard workers ~ my friends.

Three girls were from my Life Group. I knew there would be alot of laughs going on with this gang. They did not disappoint. Good stories. Good times.

The country of Dominican Republic will always hold a very special place in my heart.

After all, it is where my son was born.


  1. I've never been there (yet) but it will always have a special place in my heart also.

    Go where God leads!

    I am so proud of all my missionary friends.

    Love ya!

  2. Amazing photos. Incredible work you all did. The last line of your post made me cry. xo