Vallejo Central Adventist Church Team

July 16 - 27, 2015
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
What's Included


**This mission trip is led and organized by the Vallejo Central Adventist Church through Maranatha. Registration is handled directly through the Vallejo church. If you are interested in joining, download the information packet and please contact Lenson Wong, project coordinator, at (510) 367-9107 or email him at

Volunteers on this project will build a church for a congregation in San Isidro, Dominican Republic. Located just east of Santo Domingo, the congregation first formed three years ago as a church plant and has been meeting in a small rented facility. Their new church will be such a blessing and will relieve them of paying high rent they cannot afford.

In addition to the construction of a new church, this group will offer a dental clinic, health education, and a VBS program.


Masonry Construction

Dental Clinic

Health Education

Children’s Ministry Programs

Lenson Wong,
Project Coordinator
Dale Hamlin,
Construction Superintendent
Johan Paredes,
Maranatha Volunteer Support
Thursday, July 16
Arrival in Santo Domingo (SDQ). Orientation.
Friday, July 17
Work Day
Saturday, July 18
Worship with the local congregation. Local excursion to Los Tres Ojos.
Sunday, July 19
Work Days
Saturday, July 25
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, July 26
Excursion to Isla Catalina
Monday, July 27
Departure from Santo Domingo (SDQ)
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Santo Domingo (airport code SDQ) in the morning of Thursday, July 16.Please wait for confirmation from the Vallejo SDA Church before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Santo Domingo (SDQ) in the afternoon of Monday, July 27.
Tropicana Hotel
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the capital city of Santo Domingo. Please wait for confirmation from the project coordinator before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is still space on the project. Once in the Dominican Republic, volunteers will travel together by bus to the accommodations and project location.

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 discounted booking fees.

Isla Catalina

The Dominican Republic is known for white sand beaches and beautiful Caribbean weather. During the project, the group will take a trip to Isla Catalina. The beaches on the island are quintessential Caribbean beaches complete with white sand, warm water, and palm trees. The group will take a two-hour bus trip to La Romana, and from there, take a chartered catamaran to Isla Catalina. The tour includes snorkeling equipment and lunch. There will also be opportunities to purchase souvenirs in the colonial district of Santo Domingo.

Sabbath Excursions

On the first Saturday of the project, the group will also visit a local landmark known as Los Tres Ojos, or The Three Eyes. This open-air limestone cave is a series of three lakes fed by underground rivers. On the second Saturday, the group will visit the Adventist University in Bonao and visit nearby waterfalls.

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.