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Imagine seeing the children with bare feet and tattered clothing but a smile from ear to ear as you and the team drive up in the morning for a day of fun, joy and laughter. These children desire to be loved and cared for, they desire your attention. You can be that person who shows them love; you can show them that they are worth it, that they matter, and bring them hope that they will remember for a lifetime.
In the small, poor community of Punal there is a Child Development Center that is awaiting your arrival. This center relies on inspiration from Judges 15:19, a place of strength and revival. The vision for your team is to complete construction on a third floor classroom which will provide skill and vocational training to the older children at the center. The lack of funds, time, and a labor force has hindered this project from developing to its fullest.
Prior to your arrival, the walls and roof will be built and your job will be to provide the final touches. These tasks may include plastering, sanding, painting and decorating the cinder block walls. Along with doing construction, you’ll engage the children in VBS for one or two days. The children will cling to your side as you play a game of soccer, sing songs next to them, and lead them in a Bible lesson. Your presence, energy, and love will leave a lasting impact on each one of the children. Toward the end of your time in the DR, you’ll take a day trip to one of the beautiful Dominican beaches to enjoy a day of sunshine and the gorgeous turquoise Caribbean ocean.
Have you felt a tug on your heart lately? Maybe this is your opportunity to respond. Don’t wait. Register today and join us!
Trip Capacity: 40
Trip Deposit: $300 (nonrefundable)
Cost of the trip: $2,545
What does this pay for?
Includes: meals in-country, accommodations, building materials, excursions, and gratuitiesExcludes: meals in transit, souvenirs, and elective entertainment
March 28: Registration closes and $300 deposit dueApril 28: First payment due- $750May 28: Second payment due- $750June 28: Final payment due- $745
We’ll be staying at La Casa Grande. It is a missionary compound run by two American missionaries. Watch their incredibly inspiring story here:
Need Help? If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact Katie Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparing for your trip: The tetanus shot is the only vaccination required by OCM. It is strongly recommended that you contact your physician to inquire about any pre-travel vaccinations he/she might suggest. It is the policy of One Child Matters to leave such decisions to the traveler and his/her chosen medical professional. You may also check the Center for Disease Control for information on country requirements (www.cdc.gov ).
Your seat is NOT reserved until we receive a deposit. A deposit can be made following registration by check or credit card. Checks made out to One Child Matters can be sent to
One Child MattersAttn: Trip Coordinator 15475 Gleneagle Dr.Colorado Springs, Co 80921
Be sure to follow these instructions for ALL checks both personal as well as from friends and family.
Credit card payments can be made by contacting Katie at 719.481.0400 ext. 202.
All mission trip money is tax-deductible and therefore non-refundable as specified by the IRS. One Child Matters sends gift receipts at the end of every month.