Photos/Video: 2017 Student Trip to the Dominican Republic
Our Student Ministry recently returned from the Dominican Republic following their 2017 short-term mission trip. Students from First Pres work under the leadership of strategic partner Mission Emanuel in the community of Cielo, Dominican Republic. They spend a week building houses and relationships.
This year, the students:
- Worked on the interior of the community center (much of the center was paid for by First Pres through our ARISE AND BUILD campaign).
- Helped with making, passing, and pouring cement for a house Mission Emanuel is building for a family.
- Picked sponsor children and got to meet them!
- Went to the only leprosarium in the Western Hemisphere, where they visited with lepers — touching them, dancing, praying, singing, and talking.