This summer teens and adults from HNOJ travel to the Casa Santa Ana, in the Dominican Republic, a home in the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos system of orphanages.
While at the house, we put on a VBS experience for 6-8 year-olds during the day and spend our afternoons and evenings giving attention to children who desperately need it. Each night we take some time to reflect on our day's activities and how we experienced God in the most vulnerable and marginalized. There are a limited number of spots on the trip.
There will be an Information Meeting in the Old Church on Tuesday, March 7th from 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. for all who are interested in participating on the trip. Please join us if you are at all interested. For questions, please contact Elliut.
When: Sunday, July 30 - Saturday, August 5, 2023
Who: The following are encouraged to apply for the trip:
- Current 10-12th grade students.
- Current 8th and 9th-grade students with an adult.
- College Students & Young Adults.
- Adult Chaperones.
- All participants will be responsible for their entire portion of the airfare.
- Scholarships may be available.
- Knowledge of the Spanish language is a plus, but not required.
- Parishioner of HNOJ
- Meet the age/grade requirements listed above.
- All over the age of 18 during the trip must meet Essential 3 (Background check, Virtus Trained, Code of Conduct)
- Willing and able to participate in preparation activities & fundraising as well as trip.
Cost: About $1300 (Includes the cost of plane ticket)
Responsibilities: The HNOJ~NPH Mission Trip is a six-month experience. From application to the reunion we ask all participants and chaperones to commit to every aspect of the experience. Prep meetings beginning in February. We also hold significant fundraising for the children from the beginning to the end of the preparation process. These fundraisers are necessary and important.
How do I get involved?: Those interested in the NPH Trip The Interest Application at any time. We will be having an information meeting regarding this year's trip on Tuesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Church! For any questions, please contact Elliut Fonseca. We only have 25 spots for the trip so if we receive more applications than we have spots available, we will be contacting you indivudally to confirm your participation in the trip.
A note on Covid-19 restrictions. As of January 11, 2023, all requirements for Covid-19 vaccines to enter the NPH home have been lifted. We will be keeping an eye on any changes to restrictions in the US and Dominican Republic. If a participant does test postivie during the trip, they may have to stay in the country until they test negative. This means that any costs associated with th extended stay will be participant’s responsibility. If a minor tests positive, the minor and an adult guardian will both need to stay in the country until everyone receives negative test results and/or the current quarantine requirement days have passed without symptoms.
Apply online here!
Questions about the trip or application process? Email Elliut.
Interested in chaperoning? Email Elliut.