Dominican Republic Mission


Thursday, March 4 through Monday, March 15

  • medical clinics in the sugar-cane camps (Batey)
  • evening evangelistic series and "vacation bible school"
  • dedication of two churches built through the efforts of H.O.P.E. and previous trips

      Eudora Williams, R.N. (SWAU Nursing Faculty)
      Tony Torres, M.D.
    Southwestern Nursing Faculty:
      Miriam Fabriga, R.N.
    Southwestern Students:
      Georgina Borden
      Monica Briscoe
      Holly Bryant
      Luisa Maria Cocharan
      Jonathan Fitch
      Tara Lamour
      Mabel Mardones
      Heather Porterfield
      Heather Rogers
      Daniel Torres
      Daniel Voth
      Patricia Walton
    Other Participants:
      Vanessa Ball
      Paige Briscoe
      Daniel Dowell
      Sieglinda Dowell
      Jaime Espinol
      Margaret Eustace, R.N.
      Dedre Kerzee
      Floyd Miller
      Daniel Voth
      Donna Walton
    Bus Master:
      Julio Ramirez

Everyone who came was blessed.
As they were blessed, they blessed others.
Miriam Fabriga            


All of the group, except a few who had left early, gathered at the parking lot near the Nursing Building on the Southwestern Adventist University campus all too early for anyone to be alert for the trip to the airport. After many long hours on the plane the airport at Santa Domingo was a welcome and exciting sight.

Each day brought a new experience—some was hard work, some relaxing, but all interesting!

Medicines needed to be prepared and supplies set up. The clinicals were always exhausting. But in the evening, the dedication of the church that had been a project of these mission outreaches was rewarding that made everyone forget the tiredness.

There was time for a break away from the intense clinics—the time spent on a Caribbean beach will not be forgotten! The last Sunday was finally a time for spring break at the beach!

The last morning, Monday, brought the usual early trip to the airport, then a flight to Miami and finally back to Texas, arriving in the middle of afternoon. It was good to be home to see loved ones and friends.

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