Dominicans & Americans working together

Our Mission

Mission Emanuel is a cross-cultural, relational, Christian ministry that strives to promote discipleship through short-term mission trips focused on community transformation. More >>

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What participants say

Watch a journey of HPPC’s youth and family trips from June 2016.

Highland Park Presbyterian Church
Highland Park Presbyterian ChurchDallas, TXHPPC

A year ago we gathered up our littles, a passel of work clothes, and the faith that we were embarking on a journey to do work that matters in the name of Christ in the unpaved recesses of a big city in the Dominican Republic. We could not possibly have known how that week would influence and define our family for the next year. …

Madeline Robison
Madeline RobisonDallas, TXItty Bitty Bucket

“I’ve seen Jesus many times on this excursion, this quest, this journey. I’ve seen Jesus in the faces of the Dominican people of all ages. I heard Jesus in the passion of their voices in church this evening.” Read more >>

Chris Dreeson
Chris DreesonMiami, FLChris on fb

“God’s presence was so vivid and clear in Cielo that it’s easy to go back to our daily routine here…but it’s important that we don’t… It’s important that we carry on all the relationships we created over the past week and continue to serve here in our own town until we can make it back to Cielo.”

Jensen Proffitt
Jensen ProffittGreensboro, NC

“The DR shows you the handiwork of the King, up close and personal. Mission Emanuel puts you in position go thrive in the work of the Kingdom and experience Christ through physical labor, close relationships, and astounding leadership.”

Carter Rief
Carter RiefMy Summer Blog

“I was struck not by the poverty that surrounded me and the people of the Dominican Republic but by the joy I saw everywhere I looked.”

John GloverMontgomery Bell Academy student (Nashville, TN)