Photos: Student Trip to the Dominican Republic!
Our Student Ministry recently returned from the Dominican Republic following their 2016 short-term mission trip. Each summer, First Pres works under the leadership of strategic partner Mission Emanuel in the community of Cielo, Dominican Republic, and 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 lepersorium in the Western Hemisphere, where they visited with lepers — touching them, dancing, praying, singing, and talking.