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If your church group, youth group, school group, medical group, or family wants to make a difference, group mission trips to the Dominican Republic provide the perfect opportunity. With several connections to churches, ministries, and communities throughout the DR, your team can make a significant impact with Bold Hope.


The beauty of the Dominican Republic is one of the many things you’ll experience during your week-long stay. When you partner with Bold Hope for a mission trip to the DR, your team will serve laborers and their families who live in bateyes (bah-TAYs), small settlements in the centers of sugarcane plantations. These little villages lack basic resources such as stable housing, medical care, education, and more.

Your team will work alongside our missionary partners who know where help is truly needed. From reinforcing structures to offering children/youth programs and events, you’ll not only have the opportunity to interact with locals, but you’ll provide encouragement to those who serve there year-round.

In addition to these projects, Bold Hope also books Dominican Republic medical mission trips for medical professionals looking to use their gifts and talents to serve internationally. There is great need for basic medical care and wellness visits as healthcare is often inaccessible for the communities we serve.

Bold Hope helps you and your team support impoverished communities in the DR. Spend time engaging and building relationships with our team members and the local community. Bring love and laughter to children by making crafts and give comfort to those who have lost their way spiritually. Whatever work your group does, your seven-day trip will add to the work our partners do all year to empower and transform lives.

To learn more about how you could contribute to bateyes in the DR, read about our Bold Hope missionaries and partnerships below.

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Ruben and Mary Celeti, Weston Rayborn: Bold Hope missionaries

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Our team of missionaries relocated to the DR in early 2020 after rising unrest on the other side of the island of Hispaniola. They are passionate about seeing leaders, churches, and entire communities thrive in the name of Jesus. They work directly with churches and other ministries to empower locals. Ruben is the Director of Hispaniola and oversees all Bold Hope operations in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic, working with our staff and locals.

Fundación Neuva Alegria & Pastor Liony

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Pastor Liony was born in the DR, lived in the US for a time, and has returned to serve his home country. He has developed various ministries and connections throughout the DR and specifically in bateyes. He works with children and youth through a wide range of initiatives to promote growth and development.

Iglesia Evangelica Luz Divina & Pastor Mede

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Our partner Pastor Mede has deep knowledge of many bateyes and of the Haitian community in the city of La Romana. We are connected with his church and are working to develop new initiatives in the most vulnerable areas.

Bold Hope Missionaries: Summer 2021

La Romana, Dominican Republic

We are thrilled to have several missionaries joining our team in the DR this summer! Would you join us in praying for them as they prepare to go?

Salvatori Family: Franco and Stacy have served in ministry together for over 20 years. Franco has a passion for discipleship and equipping pastors across the globe. Stacy lives to build relationships and connect with people in authentic and life giving ways. Together with their 3 kids, they are excited to help elevate and empower the people of the Dominican Republic. 

Louback Family: Gabriel and Carolina have been working as missionaries since 2014. They have a heart of working for the Kingdom through community development, discipleship and with their gifts (Comms and Administration, respectively).

the Dominican Republic Hope Initiatives

Our missionary and local pastoral partners have undertaken projects and programs with the aim of inspiring HOPE in the people they serve, many of whom are overlooked by the country they call home. Bold Hope seeks to come alongside the good work these faithful men and women are doing long-term, supporting their vision by providing financial assistance and short-term mission teams.

Educational Programs
Bold Hope Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Children are released from school around noon, however many have to stay an additional three or more hours until their parents return from work. Our partners are passionate about using that time to provide art, problem solving and development-focused activities in order for the children to continue learning and growing.

Learn more about our Educational Programs Hope Initiative

Medical Care
Bold Hope Medical Care

Medical Care

Haitians without documentation (most living in bateyes) do not have access to public or private health. Our partners look forward to working closely with medical teams and local hospitals to provide medical care to these communities.

Learn more about our Medical Care Hope Initiative

Community Outreach
Bold Hope Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Our missionaries work alongside local ministries, churches, and leaders to share the love of Jesus which impacts and transforms all aspects of life. Through sports, events, and programs, community needs are and the gospel goes forth. 

Learn more about our Community Outreach Hope Initiative

Community Development
Bold Hope Community Development

Community Development

The long-term goal of our missionaries is to see these communities thriving. This process begins with child sponsorship as a means for impacting the whole family, and works towards transformation in individuals as well as the bateyes as a whole. Empowering the next generation of leaders through skills training, feeding programs, English language learning, etc. is the next step in developing a flourishing community.

Learn more about our Community Development Hope Initiative

Children's Ministry
Bold Hope Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Children are a large part of ministry in the DR. Children- and youth-focused programs and events are especially important during the summer when children do not go to school and are left with nothing to do. Sports, Vacation Bible Schools, art classes and other events keep kids learning and growing outside of the educational setting.

Learn more about our Children's Ministry Hope Initiative

Church Partnerships
Bold Hope Church Partnerships

Church Partnerships

Many church leaders in the area our partners serve have not had formal theological training. There is an opportunity to come alongside the pastors and leaders of local churches through leadership training, theological teaching, and pastoral support.

Learn more about our Church Partnerships Hope Initiative

Dominican Republic Mission Trips

Why should you plan a mission trip with Bold Hope?

Bold Hope works a little differently from other organizations. When you partner with Bold Hope to schedule a mission trip to the Dominican Republic or another country, we provide you with accommodations in a hotel, hostel or guest house to make sure you have the rest you need to serve those around you.

In addition to your lodging, we ensure you're comfortable in this new country by providing a Bold Hope team member for guidance and a translator when needed. You'll also receive three meals a day and in-country transportation. We offer this foundation to make sure you can focus your energy on service opportunities for the community.

Contact Bold Hope for more information about mission trips

Whether it's your family, a church group or a youth group who wants to do a mission trip, trust Bold Hope to provide secure accommodations and group work that makes a genuine difference in communities around the Dominican Republic. If you want more information about our mission trips or are ready to book a trip for your group, contact us today to get started.

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