Welcome to the 2011 Onalaska Church of Christ Dominican Republic Missions Ministry web log. This site is to keep you informed about our mission, preparations for our trips and communications with the missionaries in the Dominican Republic.

Our vision is captured in the messages on our flag:

viajar - Servir - madurar
to go - To Serve - to grow

Levante las Velas y Adelante al Horizonte (LLV y AAH)
Hoist the Sails and Onward to the Horizon

Blog updated March 5, 2011
The OCC - DR blog is being updated to provide information about the 2011 trip and the planned visit to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2012

Accounts from our activities on Thursday, February 17 are now posted.

This Site
This Welcome section and the Current News section that follow have their permanent homes here at the top of the blog. Starting with this update, posts will follow in order written immediately below the Current News. This means that all posts will be available in this window or through the archive list that can be accessed in the Blog Archive menu at the bottom of the right hand side bar.

What time is it in the DR?


Current News

2011 Visit to the DR
The team for the 2011 visit occurred between February 16 and February 22. Reports are being provided in new posts, one post for each day of the trip. We will soon be making plans for our next visit to the Dominican Republic, tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2012.

Anticipate :: Devo #6

Driven to Serve
THE question. You hear it all of the time. “Why do you go to the Dominican Republic? Last year, Jerry shared that he went because he had too. The writer of this week’s devotion, asked himself the question, “Why do I serve?” He wondered was because it made him look good? Because he would feel guilty if he didn’t? He then shared that one person told him God’s Spirit was compelling him to serve. Like Jerry. Compelled.

And then there is the example of service we have in Jesus. Read John 13:1-17. How does this example of service speak to you about your service on the mission trip? Are we compelled to follow this example? The writer asks us to consider the kind of tasks we might be asked to perform during the trip. Picking up trash around the camp. Cleaning up the bathrooms in the mission house. Little things. Not really what the trip is about. Or is it?

Pray for a spirit of servanthood. Pray that God prepare you to first see then act on whatever opportunities there are. Also, be in prayer this week for all of those people in the Dominican Republic whose lives have been so disrupted by the devastating storms in November ad December. Pray for David, William, Alberto and Jean Paulite as they minister to the churches and families there.

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