About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic shares the island Hispañiola with the country of Haiti. Hispañiola is the second largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba. Nearly 80% of the country’s 49,000 sq. km. is covered with mountains, but some 20 different topographical areas exist in the country. About 2.5 million of the country’s 10 million residents live in the capital, Santo Domingo. Over 10% of the population is of Haitian descent. Roman Catholicism is the country’s official religion and about 85% of the people profess this. About half of the population is believed to be involved in occult practices.
- Population: ~10.6 Million
- Language: Spanish
- Government Type: Representative Democracy
- Average Annual Income: $5,600 per household
- Industries: Tourism, agriculture, cement, food processing, metal refining, mining, petroleum products, textiles, tobacco products.
- Main Exports: Cocoa, coffee, ferronickel, gold, meats, nickel, silver, sugar, tobacco.
- Unemployment Rate: 15%
- Average Life Expectancy: 73 Years
- Currency: Peso (fluctuates daily, currently 36 pesos to 1 dollar)
- State Religion: Catholicism
About The Trip
We will be serving the community of Hato Del Yaque about 45 minutes outside of Santiago, Dominican Republic. Our focus will be on partnering with the local pastor there as we seek to join the mission of GO Ministries as we redeem, renew and restore the island of Hispañiola. We have partnered with the church in Hato De Yaque for the past 16 years and through this partnership, we have seen God at work as he is transforming this community through sharing the love of God with the community there.
Our primary focus will be in Hato del Yaque where we will partner with the local pastor there doing construction projects in the community to build intentional relationships that further the mission of helping people find and follow Jesus. We will also be participating in the children’s feeding center feeding children that otherwise would go without a nutritional meal. This is truly a transformative trip that we hope you can be a part of.
July 30 - August 6, 2019
This trip will require a few team training meetings prior to departure. The meeting schedule will be provided.
March 3, 2019
An online fundraising and payment page will be provided for each participant to share and grow a group of financial and prayer support.
GO Ministries partners with local leaders in the Dominican Republic. There are three major hubs of ministry, one in Santiago, one in Hato del Yaque, and one in Batey Nueve. Those hubs facilitate churches, medical clinics, dormitories for teams, sports outreach, ongoing training, nutrition centers, and Christian schools.