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Hola, everybody!

Below you will find instructions on how to sign up for the 2019 Dominican Republic Short-Term Mission Trips. All flights are Delta. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own ticket. If connecting out of Huntsville International, please take the earliest flight available. Flight times may vary slightly.  If you have any questions, please call Carol at 256.227.5614.



Trip Dates

Trip #1  June 2-9, 2020

Departure: Delta DL 686  

June 2 – ATL 9:53 AM 

               SDQ 1:15 PM 


Return: Delta DL 759

June 11- SDQ 2:12 PM

              ATL 5:49 PM



Trip #2  June 9-16, 2020

Departure: Delta DL 686

June 9 – ATL 9:53 AM

               SDQ 1:19 PM


Return: Delta DL 759

June 16 – SDQ 2:12 PM

                ATL 5:49 PM


Registration Deadline

Info to come

Please be aware that although there is a deadline, participants will be included on a first-come-first-serve basis. (Limit ~25 each trip). Contact me if the deadline is a problem – I would love to work with you.  Click on links below for more information.




1. You now have 2 ways to register. Either complete this online form or download this form,  fill it out and mail to: Decatur Presbyterian Church (DPC), 2306 Modaus Road, SW, Decatur, AL  35603.


2. If under 18, also fill out this consent form and mail to DPC.


3. Send check payable to “Decatur Presbyterian Church”, and in memo line indicate “your name” and “DR trip”.  Total cost for One Week is $750. Total cost for Two Weeks is $1150. (BE AWARE these prices do not include airfare). 


Mail to DPC  by April 24. (If you cannot get the money to the church by that date, let’s talk.  I’m very happy to work with you.)  You may be interested in reviewing the sample fundraising letter. People have been incredibly successful raising funds in this way.


4. Get your passport ASAP.  If you already have one, please make sure it has not expired, nor will it expire during your trip – very important!


5. You must book your own air travel.  I will be happy to assist you through the purchase, however, it is your responsibility to purchase your own Delta plane ticket.  Ensure your spot on the trip with me before purchasing.  Purchase ticket from Delta.com or other travel site but must be the Delta flight specified above.   Please email me your flight itinerary once purchased. Travel to and from Atlanta is at your discretion.


6. Read the packing list so you’ll know what to pack.  Especially note the shots required, the dress code, and the need for water bottles and bug spray.


7. Many insurance policies cover overseas medical needs, including med-flight.  Check to see if yours does.  If not, individual short-term insurance must be purchased for the week for a very modest price (~$20). You must send me a copy of your insurance card if you go this route.



If you have any questions, please call (256.227.5614) or email me ( carolg@pclnet.net ).  I am very willing to work with you in whatever capacity I can.

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