Christmas Family Project 2014

Project Full
December 18 - 29, 2014
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
$745 - $895
What's Included


Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. Families on the Christmas Family Project in the Dominican Republic will serve together as they construct two One-Day Churches and paint an existing church in a nearby community. There will be plenty of time to connect with locals as well as grow through the different facets of ministry. We will conduct children’s ministry programs, and hold a medical clinic for the local community. Even young volunteers can get involved on the construction site, with the supervision of an adult, or with the outreach activities and children’s ministry programs. [Leadership: Vickie Wiedmann] Scope

Two One-Day Churches

Painting existing church

Children’s Ministry

Medical Clinic

Vickie and Bernie Wiedmann,
Project Coordinator and Construction Superintendent
David and Cinda Lea Sitler,
Spiritual Coordinator and Children's Ministry Coordinator
Mark Jones,
Construction Superintendent
Thursday, December 18
Arrival in Santo Domingo (SDQ), travel to retreat center, set up and orientation
Friday, December 19
First work day
Saturday, December 20
Worship with the local congregations and afternoon activities
Sunday, December 21
Work and Clinic days
Thursday, December 25
Christmas activities and local outreach and excursion options
Saturday, December 27
Worship with the local congregations and afternoon activities
Sunday, December 28
Local Excursion
Monday, December 29
Departure from Santo Domingo
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Santo Domingo (airport code
SDQ) on the afternoon or evening of Thursday,
December 18.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Santo Domingo (SDQ) on
the morning of Monday, December 29.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the capital city of Santo Domingo.
After meeting a Maranatha representative at the airport, the group will travel to the project location together.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel :
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at
Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for the best fares.

Santo Domingo

The Dominican Republic is known for its gorgeous coastline, and you shouldn’t leave the island without visiting some of its beaches. During the project volunteers will have some time to see downtown, historic Santo Domingo and do some local souvenir shopping. There will also be the opportunity to visit a local beach and enjoy the tropical white sand, warm water, and palm trees. These excursion costs are included in your participation fee.

Dominican Republic Facts & Figures


Santo Domingo


10.85 Million




Tropical maritime. Little seasonal variation


Roman Catholic 95%


Dominican Peso

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • eTicket online form (includes, customs and immigration forms)
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.