Dominican Republic – 2014
Thousands of Americans from age seven to seventy, have experienced the power of serving the Haitian and Dominican people in a week filled with growth, mercy, worship, unity, community, and love.
White Fields has led many trips in the past utilizing the expansive mission compound and support staff of Meeting God in Missions in Hato Mayor. MGM is now under the direction of Pastor Rick Wiater from Good Shepherd Church in Pittsburgh. This will again be our base of operations for all of our mission weeks. The bateys (Haitian sugar cane villages) are being reached through the pastoral leadership of a team of men who are being trained through the White Fields Dominican division.
Mr. Kim Costanza is leading this effort along with Justin Crocker. Throughout the week Pastor Ney, Pastor Jokobo, Kim, and many others on the pastoral team will be directing us in different villages serving the Haitian children and families who labor there in extreme poverty.
Information is included below on upcoming trips and opportunities for you to participate. If you are are undecided about which week to attend, you are encouraged to join us on the week of March 1-8, due to availability.
January 18-25, 2014
WF week with Meeting God in Missions (MGM) in Hato Mayor. This trip will combine approximately 100 people from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. There will be many families attending with children from 10-18 years of age. Jim McDonald and Rick Wiater will be sharing morning devotions throughout the week.
The daily trips to the Sugar Cane fields will involve serving through: construction projects, painting, vacation Bible school activities, sports outreach, dental care, and evangelism.
March 1-8, 2014 (most availability)
White Fields will lead this week, which is comprised of WF men, family members, and students from Concordia College in Bronxville (40 students). The daily trips to the Sugar Cane fields will involve serving through: construction projects, painting, vacation Bible school activities, sports outreach, dental care, and evangelism. Our WF men have adopted the village of Vasca and an additional focus we will be building a home for Anna, a widow and pastor serving in that village.
March 8-15, 2014
Student Spring break week: PSU Med School, Pitt, and Waynesburg students. WF is sponsoring our 4th Annual Student Break Week to the Dominican Republic March 8-15. Joining us will be a large group of medical students from Penn State Hershey led by Amanda Troy, about 40 students and doctors in total. Activities during this week include a large medical team conducting clinics and additional activities like those listed above. Total count for this week so far is approximately 80+ people.
The cost for each of these weeks is $1,200 and includes round-trip airfare, all food, lodging and transfers to/from the airport. You can pay online here, or mail a check to White Fields Foundation, 8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. The $500 deposit is due by November 1st, 2013. Please contact Laurence Gaertner to reserve your spot.