Memo: June 12, 2019
Medical Ministry International has been active in the Dominican Republic since the organization’s first project team was mobilized in 1969. For the past 50 years, the safety of our volunteer teams has been the utmost priority. Our Leadership Team is aware of the recent unfortunate events in the Dominican Republic, which are currently receiving media attention in the USA, and we are monitoring the situation. One of the greatest strengths of our organization is the dedication of our long-term local directors who host and lead our project teams. Drs. Teo Beato and Frida Luna have provided leadership in the Dominican Republic for over 30 years. Their local team ensures the safety of our teams by organization accommodations with long-time community partners, and personally preparing food for volunteer teams. Local Dominican team members accompany international team members for the duration of the project. The Leadership Team of Medical Ministry International remains confident in the security of our teams travelling to the Dominican Republic, and the project schedule will continue as planned and published on our website. Our thanks go to our volunteers who are currently serving in the Dominican Republic, to our volunteers scheduled for July and beyond, and especially to all of our volunteers who have served the Lord in the Dominican Republic over the last 50 years, to provide health care for lasting change.
Leanne Ferris, Executive Director