The most important guiding principle of going on a mission trip is building relationships with God, each other, and our Dominican friends.Read more
Visit the Medical Center Website here. The center serves Cielo, Nazaret and the surrounding communities in Bayona.Read more
Since its opening, Provision del Cielo, (Heaven’s Provision) has the capacity to clean and refill 2,000 5-gallon bottles per day.Read more
It was five years ago that I went on my first mission trip with Mission Emanuel. I have not missed a year since. This is not out of some religious obligation but I go back on the men’s trip every April because I look forward to the lift that I experience in my soul and the mental cleansing that takes place as I leave behind the distractions of wealth and mingle amongst the joyful Christians in Ceilo and Nazarette that have so little wordly wealth. Read moreRichard Milam
Our two sons first began spending much time in the Dominican Republic with Jack and World Servants. I then had the privilege of going to the DR in 1987 and many times hence. Mission Emanuel holds a precious place in my heart, has shaped my faith in so many ways and had a powerful impact upon my life. Read moreMyrtie Davis
A trip to Cielo feels like coming home. I alongside my husband and four children, have had the privilege of serving in the Dominican Republic as a family. We cherish the opportunity for each of our children to sponsor a child from the Cielo school; our visits to their homes and the warmth they share with us proves Jesus’ promise of “give and it shall be given.” It has been a joy to pray for each of them and watch them grow. By far these trips have impacted our lives more than any other experience we have had together. Read moreJenné Hibbs Carpenter's Workshop Counselor
Thank you so much for the opportunity to go on the trip. I had an incredible time. It was so good to build Christ-centered relationships with my Dominican and American friends. As I mentioned in my application, I really prayed for the opportunity to be bold in sharing the gospel on the trip. On the first day down there, one of my Dominican friends, Orkedia, who is 17 now, poured her heart out to me. She is facing lots of temptation and pain and doesn’t know where to turn. She is reading the bible and trying to find answers but doesn’t understand how God can be present in her life amidst these struggles. I had the opportunity to sit down for over an hour with her, share my testimony and explain how much she is loved by the Lord. I went back to her house every day and read the bible with her in English and in Spanish. She came to Wednesday night church and was praising the Lord with her eyes closed and hands in the air. I can only pray and hope that Orkedia continues to walk with the Lord now and for the rest of her life. The trip was amazing and I truly felt like my purpose to spread God’s word was fulfilled. Thank you again for the opportunity to go in His service. It really was a special trip.
By the way, Lalo sent a special hello to you and your family. He says he misses you lots and hopes to see you soon.
Thank you and everyone on the Missions Committee again for supporting me.
Sincerely, KathrynKathryn Rowell