Barahona Missions Base
We are on A Jesus Mission full-time in the community of Barahona, on the south side of the Dominican Republic.
Full-time missionaries live and serve out of the Barahona Missions Base, where we play basketball with the neighborhood, teach English lessons, and provide clean water to our community.
All of these things are simply a means to share the hope of the Gospel with our neighbors.
We work with local churches, and invite others to join in the work through short-term internships, as full-time missionaries, or by bringing a team to serve.
About Barahona Missions Base
In 2017, we partnered with Ears To Hear missions to begin serving full time in the community of Barahona, in the Dominican Republic. For more than ten years Ears To Hear has been working in this coastal city of around 150,000 people, located halfway between the capital of Santo Domingo, and the Haitian city of Port Au Prince.
Most of the people who live in our neighborhood survive on less than $200 USD per month, feeding their entire family with money they make working in rock mines, in sugar cane fields, or by selling products they make at home. While they may have little in terms of wealth, we have focused our efforts on this community because there is an even greater lack of the knowledge of the Gospel.
We focus on building long-term relationships so that we may teach the Word of God. By coming alongside those local churches that are preaching the Gospel, we aim to equip the found so that we may find the lost.
Barahona Missions Base FAQ
How long is the travel to get to Barahona?
From Florida, Santo Domingo is about a two-hour flight. Once you’ve arrived in the capital, it can take between three to four hours to arrive at the missions base by van.
What is the weather like?
The Caribbean is hot. Most of the year a typical day ranges between 75-95 Fahrenheit.
Do I need a Passport or a Visa?
Yes, you need a passport and at border control you need to buy a “Visitor Card” Visa for $10 USD.
Which airport is best to fly into?
Las Américas International Airport (Airport code SDQ) American Air, JetBlue, Delta, Condor, and many other airlines fly into SDQ from America or Europe.
Do I need any vaccinations?
There are no vaccine requirements to enter, but we advise that you see what your doctor recommends.