DR Trip Updates

MAY 31, 2023:

Dear DR Parents,

Thank you so much for all your prayers for our travels today.

We are very grateful to the Lord as we had the smoothest travel day in all of my years leading this trip. Your students were great. I was proud of how they managed a long travel day and were flexible with some new challenges like the eTicket. We are excited for the days ahead and look forward to seeing how God will work in and through us. We’re also excited to get some rest in our very warm bunks.

Thanks for your continued prayers!

LT Newland and the DR Leadership Team

JUNE 3, 2023:

Dear DR Parents,

Thanks for your continued prayers and support. We have had the wonderful opportunity to serve and spend the last three days working in the villages. God has used this time as we have served in a variety of ways (medical, construction, painting, sharing Bible stories, prayer walks, crafts, and simply playing and laughing with the children in each location). It has been so encouraging to see our group serving in these ways. 

Our evening times have been filled with attending local church services. Students have been able to share testimonies and lead in singing with our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

The group spent time this weekend gathering together for worship and prayer. This will lead to a time of solitude on Sunday evening. We covet your prayers for that time as they spend time silently with the Lord. 

Parents, we are so thankful for your prayers. God is at work and the team is responding well to His leading, Thanks for praying with us and for us over the coming days.

LT Newland and DR Leadership Team

JUNE 6, 2023:

Dear DR Trip Parents, 

Thank you for your continued prayers for our team. We have been blessed to see God at work over the last few days. 

Sunday evening our students spent personal time with the Lord in silent solitude. Our leaders were able to connect with each student and pray with them as they were processing that time with the Lord. Please be praying for God to continue to move in the lives of our students. 

We visited several villages on Monday to continue to serve and share the Gospel with the Dominican people. On Tuesday we will visit a village and pass along some gifts to them to encourage them and share the Gospel as we finish off the last day in the village. 

There is much to celebrate as we give thanks for all God has done on our trip. We would continue to ask for your prayers as we prepare to transition back to the States on Wednesday. 

On behalf of our entire team, thanks for all the support you have given to us. 

LT Newland and the DR Leadership Team

JUNE 7, 2023:

Dear DR trip parents,

What a wonderful trip we’ve had! 

I have been so proud of your sons and daughters this week. They have served selflessly and have been quick to encourage their peers to chase after Christ. It was a joy to hear them share Tuesday night all that God has done in their life this week. Our team is excited to share with you all that God has done as a result of this trip. Please pray that the fruit of this trip would be long-lasting.

Just as a reminder, we will embark from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, June 7. Our plan is to arrive back at CVCA very early on Thursday morning. Please plan to meet us at the school at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday June 8. 

Thanks again for all your prayers and support! 

LT Newland and the DR leadership team