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DR Trip Updates

Updates from the Team


Dear DR Parents,

Thank you for all your prayers for our travels today. We had a smooth travel day and are settling into our very warm bunks. I was proud of our students on how they managed the long day of travel. We received several comments/compliments from the flight crews throughout the day. We are excited for the days ahead and looking forward to see how God works in and through us.

Thanks for your continued prayers, 
LT Newland and the DR Leadership Team




Dear DR Parents,

Thank you for your continued prayers for our DR team. The last few days have been packed with serving opportunities for our group – whether that was at the ministry center (digging footers for a house, laying block, and painting), as well as in the local villages providing medical care and VBS for the children and families. Our group also enjoyed visiting local churches and exalting our Savior in a vibrant Dominican style. 

Your prayers are a great encouragement to our team. Your students have responded well these last several days and we would ask for your prayers for our group in the days to come. There will be opportunity for the students to spend time in solitude and self reflection on Sunday evening. We’d welcome your prayers for that time with our group.

Thanks for your support, 

LT Newland and the DR Leadership Team




Dear DR Parents,

I am extremely pleased to let you know that the last few days have gone really well here in the DR. We are looking forward to heading home on Wednesday and we would appreciate your prayers for our long day of travel. Our team is excited to share the trip with you and the many who have faithfully supported these students on this missions experience.

As a reminder, we will be flying out on Wednesday afternoon from the Dominican Republic. Our plan is to arrive back at CVCA very early Thursday morning. Please plan to meet us at the school at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 to pick up your student.

Thanks again for your prayers and support.

LT Newland and the DR Leadership Team




Dear DR Parents,

Just wanted to make you aware that our Travel Groups 1 and 3 flying home via Baltimore have been delayedOur expected time of arrival in Cleveland is currently 2:00 a.m. That means that Groups 1 and 3 will arrive at CVCA around 3:00 a.m. If you would like to check on Southwest’s website our flight number is 114. If timing is much different, we will have the students contact you using the adults’ cell phones.

The flight into Cleveland for Group 2 is on schedule and will arrive as planned. Group 2 students are to be picked up at CVCA at 1:00 a.m.

The Travel Group list can be found HERE>>.

Thanks for your patience as we are at the mercy of the airlines on this one. We will keep you posted if anything changes.

LT Newland


Please pray for the team this week as they serve others and seek God during their trip.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20