Dominican Republic Mission Trip


The students jump for joy with the kids in Dominican.

Jolie Clow, staff writer

McKinney Christian Academy sets aside time in March for students to have the opportunity to share God’s word in the mission field. A group of juniors and seniors made their decision to serve in the Dominican Republic. Throughout the week, they experienced God’s presence in Dominican. Junior Jasmine Holmes loved the experience she had and said, “Over missions week I went to the Dominican Republic. It was one of the most life changing experiences of my life. We got the chance to serve some of the most incredible and giving people and they truly left an impact on my life. While in the Dominican Republic, we served by going to a local church as well as a school and put on a ‘VBS’ for the people there and taught them English. Throughout the week, I was changed by seeing the giving and selfless attitudes of everyone I encountered despite their circumstances. I went into the Dominican expecting to help others but left realizing that they had really helped me more. I will definitely be returning to the Dominican next year. It was a great experience and one I will never forget.” The students had a great experience and enjoyed getting to know the people in the Dominican Republic and growing closer to God.

Mark 16:15 says, “And the Lord said unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Senior Ethan Mahadi and junior Matthew Smith have a sword fight with kids on their shoulders.
Junior Campbell Martin sits and talks to the girls.
Senior Remi Wilson poses with one of her favorite kids.
Dr. Jane DeBord smiles for a picture with a local woman.
Junior Caitlin Cooper smiles for a picture with one of the kids.
Juniors Meredith Pogue, Campbell Martin, and Caitlin Cooper hold the kids after getting out of the pool.