Dominican Republic Mission Trip - Megan Voigt

In March and April of 2015, I went on a life changing journey with 29 of the greatest people. There were 21 students and 8 chaperones. Together we traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to give our services to the Dominican people. We built a house, brought food to give, helped with the parish, played with children, and made an unforgettable Easter for kids at a school. The biggest outreach was with the house that we built and the community around it. We built it for a lady named Juana. She lost her house in an electrical fire and spent 6 months living in a chicken coop. We built this house from the ground up. She was eternally grateful. I think the biggest impact we had was on the community. The first day that we were at the worksite, we met a bunch of kids. There were immediate connections. They even skipped school to come see us. To summarize, we built a new house and built new relationships.

There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this trip. I liked helping people and making an impact. My favorite part was playing with the kids at the worksite. From going to the Dominican Republic, I learned not to take anything for granted. Personally, I saw the struggles that people have to go through who aren’t as fortunate as most people that I know. It made me grateful for everything that I have. I truly believe I have developed as a person and don’t complain about the little things in life anymore.

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