Dominican Republic Mission


Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 19

  • five medical clinics, helping over 2000 persons

      Holly Gadd, R.N. (SWAU Nursing Faculty)
      Tony Torres, M.D.
    Southwestern Nursing Faculty:
      Meriam Fabriga, R.N.
      Penny Moore, R.N., Ph.D.
      Catherine Turner, R.N., Ph.D.
    Southwestern Students:
      Angela Aguilar
      Rosanny Cols, R.N.
      Sandi Dexter
      Andre Henderson
      Brandi Pierce
      Amity Pipkin
      Mandy Smith
      Mary Steen
    Other Participants:
      Joanne Harris, R.N.
      Mike Polski, M.D.
    Bus Master:
      Julio Ramirez

I felt privileged to go, I felt God was leading.
Mike Polski


The group stayed once again at the Adventist Youth camp. This year there was no electricity and therefore no running water. However, the group got into the spirit of "roughing it." Members of the team expressed how "being without power and running water made it better."

In addition to the intense time conducting each of the clinics, there was some "off-time" for the group for shopping, historical site seeing, and simply relaxing in the tropical sun at the beach.