Chelsey García

Dominican Republic Missions Trip :)

Chelsey García's fundraiser for GORDON COLLEGE

fundraiser
Size_550x415_haiti

Island of Hispaniola- Dominican Republic and Haiti

Size_550x415_250px-san_pedro_de_macor%c3%ads

The square of San Pedro de Macorís

Size_550x415_san-pedro-de-macoris-hotels-map

Where San Pedro de Macorís is in Dominican Republic

Size_550x415_shapeimage_3

Children at La Colegio Moriah

Size_550x415_web_frontwithpeople

Church entrance

Size_550x415_web_dr_2006_casapastoral

Pastor's house

Size_550x415_web_newlypainted_school_-_peg_08

La Colegio Moriah schoolhouse

Going to serve a Christian Haitian community in the Dominican Republic and learn beside them at the same time!

Over the past 8 years or so, mission teams from my college have developed a relationship with La Iglesia Bautista Cristo para Las Naciones- a Haitian church in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic and its school La Colegio Moriah. This year, we plan to continue our relationships and the work that was previously started during our Spring break of 2013! We will serve with our brothers and sisters in Christ by doing whatever is needed- teaching English, construction, playing with the children, etc. while also learning about Haitian immigrants' unique situation in the DR and how our decisions in the US affect them. We will be going from March 8th-16th. While most college students are flying south, west and to other countries to spend their Spring breaks partaking in self-satisfying activities, we are only looking to serve God to the best of our abilities and also learn about these people and their country. We will visit CONACADO (Confederación Nacional de Cacaocultores Dominicanos), a fair trade cocoa cooperative, to learn about fair trade and its effects on communities. We will also have the opportunity to gain perspective on US-Caribbean relations through meeting with US government officials in the DR. The cost of the trip is $1,700 per person. This covers travel, food and housing. I am asking you for your help in raising this money- EVERY AMOUNT HELPS! This cannot be done without you! We hope to have all funds raised by February 15th! Remember that the objective of this trip is to serve God and the community of la Iglesia Bautista Cristo, it is not for any self-esteem boosts on my behalf. If you are completely unable to donate, please at least keep myself, my team and the people we are going to serve in prayer as we embark on this journey! May God bless you and yours during this beautiful new year of 2013!


Join the Conversation

Youtube Vimeo
 Post to Facebook

Organization Information

GORDON COLLEGE
255 GRAPEVINE RD
WENHAM, MA 01984

Web
http://www.gordon.edu/

Mission
Gordon College combines an exceptional education in the liberal arts and sciences with an informed Christian faith.

EIN 042104258

Reports Guidestar

$695 raised of $1,698 goal
$0 $1,698
10 DONORS

Donation Levels

Fundraise
for this Cause

Anyone can set up a fundraiser for this charity. It's quick. It's easy.
And it's free!

Get Started

Also Fundraising for this Cause

See all 65 fundraisers >

1 share = $18+ in donations
(on average)