Friday, June 19, 2015

Preparing to Depart

Hello All,
Students and adults are beginning to arrive. At midnight we depart First Baptist Huntsville to officially begin the Dominican Republic 2015 mission trip.

Actually, the trip began months ago with registration and the commitment to prepare for this mission endeavor. Our trip participants have done much to get ready to serve God in the DR. Each person has serve 20+ ministry hours in FBC, attended four training sessions, read a book on missions, did a cultural study of the DR, and met an attendance requirement. I am super proud of our team. They have prepared themselves both spiritually and intellectually for the trip.

Now, our 74 member team is ready to board buses. We'll carry our personal belongings plus 74 additional suitcases filled with materials for ministry.

Here is our trip schedule to help you pray while we are gone:

Saturday, June 20
12:00 AM - depart First Baptist Huntsville to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
9:10 AM EDT - depart Atlanta to the DR
12:50 PM (2 hours earlier than Central Time) - Arrive in Dominican Republic
Travel and settle in at Mission House in La Ramana, DR

Sunday, June 21
Morning - Worship in Church in Bateys (sugar cane village)
Afternoon - Enjoy the Beach
Evening - Worship at Maranatha Baptist Church

Monday - Friday, June 22-26
Ministry Time
- Construction Team building school
- Construction Team building house
- 2 Day Camp Teams
- Medical / Dental Team

Saturday, June 27
Boat Trip to Isla Saona

Sunday, June 28
Worship at Ebenezer Baptist Church (next to school and the church our team helped build three years ago)
Travel Home
3:30 PM DR Time - Depart Punta Cana for Atlanta
7:05 PM EDT - Arrive Atlanta
10:30-11:00 PM - Arrive at FBCHSV

Thank you all for your prayers and support. Our mission trip could not be possible without such a supporting church.

Jamie Mackey