The Dominican Republic is a nation of many contrasts. The Caribbean island is renowned for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, and luxurious resorts.
But away from the tourist attractions, life is tough for the 11 million Dominicans–many of whom live in extreme poverty. The economic growth of recent years has unfortunately not significantly changed the lives of ordinary people.
Despite the challenges facing Dominicans, there is a hope that will not only change the attitude of their country, but also that of their Caribbean neighbours–the hope of the gospel. God is at work in this nation. Join us as we walk alongside local church partners to train, encourage, and mobilize a generation of believers.
Being a tropical nation, the Dominican Republic experiences warm, humid weather all year round. The rainy season lasts from May to November, and the dry season lasts from December to April.
Chivo guisado (Dominican goat stew). It is usually served with chenchén cracked corn similar to rice which accompanies many stews and meaty dishes.
Catholicism (48%), Protestantism (21%), Unaffiliated (28%).
The Dominican Republic is an upper-middle income developing country. Most of the population (70%) is of mixed African and European (Spanish) ancestry.
Spanish (English and French are also spoken in some communities).