Dominican Republic Medical Team Trip

Dominican Republic

Trip Description: June 8-15, 2024

During this trip to the DR, we will be in 5 churches over 5 days doing simple clinics (no shots or procedures), treating all patients for free, and working with national pastors. A key component of each clinic is taking patient histories, which is done in partnership with bilingual nationals. After taking the histories, which are given to the doctors, the history takers then present the gospel to those who have given them permission. At the end of each day, we take time to debrief and pray for the next day’s activities.

Team Members Needed
Ministry Support Funds: $1,200/per participant
Airfare: Estimated cost: $1,300-$2,600
Miscellaneous Expenses: $100+

The Need

Marred by centuries of harsh colonialism, oppressive regimes, economic and political instability, and devastating natural disasters, the Dominican Republic has experienced great hardship. The physical needs in this Caribbean island nation are matched by a dark spiritual climate. Colonized by the Spanish in the late 1400s, the Dominican Republic has strong religious, ethnic, and cultural ties to Roman Catholicism, clearly reflected in the historic cathedrals, monasteries, and hospitals still serving the local population. Catholicism is the official religion and holds special privileges not granted to other religious groups.

While the number of evangelical believers has been growing in recent years, the strong political and cultural ties to Catholicism—as well as voodoo practices common among lower class communities and Haitian immigrants—presents challenges to spreading the gospel.

The Impact

Use your medical skills on the mission field to heal people physically and spiritually. In our nearly 90 years of ministry, we have seen compassionate medical care soften hearts to hear the message of the gospel, changing lives for today and eternity. But we can’t do this without you.

See if you meet our qualifications for short-term team service and are in agreement with ABWE’s Doctrinal Statement. If so, click “Apply Now” above. If you have previously applied and are interested in this trip, please contact and place the name of the trip in the subject line.

Meet the Team Leader

Dr. Stacie has been a practicing pediatrician since 1995. Beginning in 2002, the Lord has used her passion for serving people and sharing the Gospel overseas to participate in and lead numerous medical missions trips. She also continues to serve the ABWE missionary family by providing medical support to our littlest missionaries on the field.

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