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Our next Medical Mission Trip leaves February 2024.  This countdown reminds us when we get to go next to help our friends in the DR.


Every spring, a group (20 to 30 people) travels from central Massachusetts to La Romana, Dominican Republic to serve the faithful Haitian sugarcane workers and their families. There are over 160 remote villages in the sugarcane fields, called bateyes, in this region. The workers and their families are cut off from the rest of the world, living in desperate and impoverished conditions. They lack basic amenities such as permanent housing, clean water, electricity, education, and access to medical care. For both us and the sugarcane workers, the trip is a life-changing experience.

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Congratulations to all of our La Romana 2023 Raffle Winners!

 *** Davis Farmland Season's Pass - Jenn C. *** Samsung 65" Smart TV - Kevin M. *** Bose Soundbar - Amy D.

                        *** iPad Mini - Gwen K. *** Celtics Framed Jersey - Fritz B.

The First Church in Sterling has led this secular mission team every year since 1994, in conjunction with the Good Samaritan Mission Council and local churches, as well as individuals from many different towns and states. Each year, a dedicated, hard-working mission team raises funds and collects supplies for the one-week medical mission.

2020 Our team was in the Dominican Republic when the pandemic hit and was the last medical team to serve the region before the pandemic shut down.

2021 was the first year that we were unable to carry out our in-person Medical Mission.  Thank you to all the generous donors that allowed us to continue support for our friends in the Dominican Republic.  Without medical teams, food distributions and financial support from our team and teams like ours, La Romana was struck with widespread hunger, lack of jobs, lack of medical care and a very challenging pandemic outlook.  With your help, we were able to sponsor Food Distributions, Hospital Renovations needed for the pandemic and Days for Girls programs despite not being able to provide in-person care.

2022 - We were the first major medical team to return to the region since the pandemic.  Our efforts were sorely needed and our impact on the region was vast.  The medical team treated over 700 patients and distributed food and clothing to populations that had not seen medical attention in 2 or more years.

Now, more than ever, our support is essential.


If you're not familiar with our mission trip, and our many varied activities, learn more about the people we help and what we do.


It takes a large network of supporters to continue our efforts and make huge differences in the lives of these sugarcane workers and their families. By donating today, you can help save lives and change the outcome of an entire region around La Romana. Learn more about how to support our vital mission trip!


Everyone that has been on this trip has been affected, usually profoundly. If you'd like to consider joining us on our 2024 trip, we have quite a bit of information for you.

2023 Mission Video