Helping the community.
Yearly trips at the end of January
Missions trips (formerly known as Vacation With a Purpose) are an opportunity for individuals or families to experience ministry in a fun, safe environment. It is a 7-10 day trip usually at the end of January/beginning of February to serve the communities that DVI regularly supports.
We run medical clinics along with healing prayer and kids ministry. We provide beneficial programs for men and women, assistance in the Arroyo Seco school and community, food distribution, and practical work such as minor renovations. Every person’s gifts and talents are used to facilitate expressions of compassion and God’s love.
Typically, the group, together with Dominican leaders, would organize medical clinics, paint a newly built house / work at the school, distribute food packs to the poorest homes, participate in a pig roast with the school and community, and in Spanish church services. Another option for the group is to organize women’s and men’s meetings.
In addition to working alongside the local church, we want to provide an opportunity for Canadians to experience the culture and be exposed to the needs of the community. The time is spent working alongside Dominican churches as they try to meet the needs in their neighborhoods in the Sosúa / Puerto Plata area.