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Celebrating 25 Years of the DR Mission Team

DR Mission Team 25th Anniversary

All are invited to the very special celebration of 25 years of the Dominican Republic Mission Team:

Sunday, April 12
First Baptist Church
Wallingford, CT

This will be a very special worship service featuring Pastor Elza Phanord and Moises Sifren, CEO of the Good Samaritan Hospital. All who have taken part in a DR Mission Team trip over the last 25 years, their families, and all who have supported, sponsored, and prayed over this effort to help the poor are warmly invited. Following the special worship, there will be a Dominican lunch for all served. 


Matching Gifts Offered for Kitchen Project at Joe Hartman School

Joe Hartman School student, kitchen project, la romana, DR

Any donations toward a kitchen project at the Joe Hartman School in La Romana, Dominican Republic, will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 in total. This $5,000 match is provided through the outreach efforts of the First Baptist Church of Walingford, CT. 

The plan is to build a working kitchen at the Joe Hartman School in order to provide food for the students to eat each day, as well as be used for lessons utilizing math, science, and cooking skills. Numerous studies show that poor nutrition has a direct effect on a young student's ability to learn.

Purchase DR Coffee and Feed the Hungry!

DR coffee

Give the perfect Christmas gift, help feed the hungry in the bateyes and barrios of the DR, and enjoy some of the best-tasting coffee found anywhere!

The Dominican Republic Mission Team will be selling "Santo Domingo" coffee, the exact blend served during mission trips to La Romana and brought back for many family and friends here in the United States. All proceeds will support Fulfilling Smiles, the ministry of the DR Mission Team that feeds hundreds of hungry families each year and also is developing sustainable nutrition solutions.

The coffee is priced at $10 per pound (same as on

DR Mission Team 2014 Music Video

From June 27 to July 12, 2014, a total of 118 volunteers served the poor in the bateyes and barrios surrounding La Romana, Dominican Republic. Come watch the work of these short-term missionaries during those amazing two weeks:

Sponsor a Child from Batey 50 to go to School - Just $50!

Batey 50 School

A new primary school in Batey 50 is ready to open at the end of August - the first school of any kind to be located within this impoverished Haitian sugarcane village in the Dominican Republic! This means that all of the precious children in Batey 50 will now have a chance to go to school right in their own village, giving them the opportunity an education provides. And also great news is that the Dominican government is recognizing the school so that teachers and books will be provided!

The one great and urgent is to provide the children with the required school uniforms - pants, shirt, and

DRMT 14 Retreat

DR Mission Team Teaching Team
Our mission trip to the DR is one month away!
Retreat on Saturday
This Saturday, May 31, is our big DR Mission Team retreat for ALL planning to be part of the trips next month. It is crucial that everyone make every effort to be there. We will go over specific details for our trip, meet most of the other people going on the trips, plan and discuss our time in La Romana, distribute team shirts, etc. Here are the details:
DR Mission Team '14 Retreat
Saturday, May 31
8 am - 2 pm
60 Hicksville Road, Cromwell, CT
Please email with any questions.

Scholarships Available for This Summer's Mission Trips

College and Career Scholarships

Five $500 scholarships are available for college and career young people planning to be part of this summer's DR Mission Team trips to La Romana. Sponsored by First Baptist Church's College and Career Group, these scholarships are open to anyone who has graduated from high school, is 29 years old or under by July 1, 2014, and is planning to take part in the week 1, week 2, or two week mission trips this summer. One does not have to be a member of First Baptist Church in order to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 13, 2014. A committee of DRMT members and FBC members

Watch the 2014 DR Mission Show Live Online

Did you miss the annual DR Mission Team dinner, show and auction? Or want to see it again? Check out the show recorded live online from Lyman Hall High School at -

DRMT dinner, show, and auction set for February 22

DMRT Fundraiser

The 2014 DR Mission Team presents:  

"One Thing Remains"

Based on I Corinthians 13:3: "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 

The annual DR Mission Team fundraising concert, dinner, and silent auction is set for Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford. Over the last several years this event has attracted 900 – 1,000 people and we again expect a full house! Come out and enjoy a tasty dinner, an exciting show, and a wonderful silent auction.

You will not want to miss this very special night, featuring:

• a great

First Fundraising Meeting for 2014 DR Mission Team: December 15

DRMT Fundraiser 2014

All interested in taking part in fundraising for the 2014 Dominincan Republic Mission Team trip are encouraged and invited to the first planning meeting - Sunday, December 15, 2 pm, at First Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT. 

The  major event to raise support and awareness for the 2014 DR Mission Team is the annual dinner, show, and auction, to be held this year on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford. See video and highlights from last year's event here.

At the meeting on December 15, we will go over all details on this major event that raises tens of