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Our passion is to see believers from across cultures work side-by-side to help those in need. We know from experience that a mission trip is an opportunity to connect with God on a practical level and enrich the lives of others through our service. Mission 2535 is committed to facilitating this opportunity for you to be involved in a short-term mission trip and see what a difference you can make in our beloved, impoverished communities of the Dominican Republic.


As a family and an organization, we feel a specific mandate from the Lord to serve in the Dominican Republic.  We have established a close working relationship with the local church leadership, and our Dominican Mission 2535 team, to determine the most impactful ministry and project opportunities in the area.

Our short-term teams have the opportunity to work with 40+ churches and serve with 11 different ministry partners.  We also partner with the local church in bringing resources to help plant 20 more churches in this region.  We have discovered that connecting short-term missions’ groups with local churches and ministry partners has the most dynamic impact in furthering the gospel.

Serving Opportunities

Shelter The Needy


Children's Ministry that will take place in one church for 5 consecutive days. Our hope is that your church will be able to build a lasting relationship with the pastor and children.


We will be providing you with quality VBS curriculum, props, hands-on craft supplies, worship, a translator, and of course, much needed snacks.  Once you have registered your group, you will receive a link to the VBS curriculum. 

Baseball Game

Baseball is the national sport here in the Dominican Republic, so there is no faster way to establish relationships with the locals than to get involved and play the game. You will be playing with local teams in Santiago and have the opportunity to share your testimony with them. Children's Ministry that will take place in one church for 5 consecutive days. Our hope is that your church will be able to build a lasting relationship with the pastor and children.   


We will be providing you with quality VBS curriculum, props, hands-on craft supplies, worship, a translator, and of course, much needed snacks.  Once you have registered your group, you will receive a link to the VBS curriculum. 

Garbage Dump Ministry

One of the greatest values that we practice within community is that of honor. We want to acknowledge and honor the men and women who spend countless hours at the garbage dump picking through the waste that the city throws out. Be prepared to minister with a testimony, skit or share an encouraging word. We will also have the privilege of eating lunch with these amazing human beings.

Orphanage/At Risk Children

Get to know children who come from broken homes whose parents might not be able to look after them and they are dealing with emotional and dysfunctional. The children maybe at the orphanage a couple months to a couple years or maybe for many years.


Come prepared to encourage the children by playing games, singing, and sharing the love of Jesus with each and everyone of them.

Youth Detention Center

We have the unique privilege of being the only group allowed access to the youth detention center of La Vega. Join us on this amazing opportunity to share Christ with over 70 boys that are serving time for various sentences. Mission Twenty-five 35 is honored with the task of shining the light of Christ into this dark place and inspiring these boys with a message of hope through testimonies and devotionals.


As some of these boys have been disowned by their families, they long for groups to come in and spend some time with them. The boys are excited to meet and sing with you!

Home For Special Needs

In the heart of Santiago is a home for 90 special-needs children who were unfortunately abandoned by their parents due to them being unwanted or for the financial fact that they could not afford to support them.


Trust us when we say that you will never receive a smile as wide as when you see smiles of these precious children as you walk through the door. They love nothing more than to spend time with you, so games, cuddles and songs are going to be non-stop.

Senior's Home

Throughout Scripture we are exhorted to “Honor your father and mother”. We believe that through Christ, this is to extend beyond our own flesh and blood so we will visit a senior home of 30 men and women who have no family willing to take care of them. We’ll have fun playing dominos and painting nails, but we will also help practically with washing dishes, folding clothes and serving lunch.

Medical/Dental Clinic

If you are a skilled professional in the fields of Medicine or Dentistry then please let us know as we have a specific need for your talents. Specifically, we are looking for: Doctors, Nurses, Dentists or Optometrists. We are partnering with National Alliance Churches and their communities to further help in this area.


You will have the opportunity to work on an extensive list of projects that the ministry is currently involved in. Working primarily with cement & block, we will be working on the construction of a water filter factory, an aquaponics greenhouse, a vocational training school, a wood shop, a community market and a medical clinic.

Prayer Ministry

We will have the opportunity to connect with a local family and spend time praying for their needs. There will be times throughout the week for us to do some prayer walks within the local communities that we are serving.  And bless each family with a couple bags of groceries.

Outreach Events

Visiting teams definitely bring an excitement within our communities. With bouncy houses, popcorn, cotton candy and hotdogs, we will attract the community to come and listen to a Bible lesson and some testimonies in areas where the national church is planning to launch a future congregation.

Women's Rehbilitation Center

Visit with about 20 women who have entered the center for drugs, alcohol, and may have been abused by their husband. Be prepared to sing, share testimonies, and encourage these women through the love of Jesus.

Youth Rehbilitation Center

Visit with youth age boys who are between the ages of 9-18 at a drug, alcohol and behavior rehabilitation center. Be prepared to share testimonies, a devotional that encourages young men with their struggles of sex, alcohol & drug abuse, & family, interact with the boys through basketball & games.

Before You Arrive

Visa/Custom Information

You will need to know our address and phone number when going through customs.


Hotel Monumental

Autopista Duarte KM 1.5

Sector: Ricon Largo

Santiago, Dominican Republic


US Phone Number: 360-501-2348
Rick’s DR Cell Number: 829-668-3722
Tammie’s Cell Number: 829-637-3722

Housing & Transportation

Groups under 15 will be housed at the group center:

  • Bunk beds
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bedding is supplied other than towels


Groups over 15 will be housed at a hotel


Transportation will be provided by Mission 2535, We use a private company of either a 15 passenger van or 30 passenger bus.  

What To Bring

  • Beach Towel
  • Towel if staying at house
  • Bug Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending Money (ministry t-shirts, bottle, souvenirs) water bottle
  • Clothing Rules & Suggestions NO spaghetti strap tops are allowed NO short shorter than three finders above the knee.
  • Work gloves for the work site
  • Girls – dress/skirt or dress pants for church with shoulders completely covered
  • Guys – no shorts for church, but jeans or dress pants.

Tenative Schedule

  • Saturday – Arrival – Dinner – Orientation
  • Sunday (Beach Day) – Corporate Worship – Individual Reflection & Prayer – Free Time at the Beach – Lunch at Beach & dinner back in Santiago - 
  • Monday to Friday – 
  • Prayer (7:30 am) – 
  • Breakfast – 
  • Leave for Job Site (8:30 am) – 
  • Leave for morning ministry (8:30 am)-
  • VBS Ministry (1:30-4pm) – 
  • Continued afternoon work at Job Site-
  • Clean Up & Return to House or Hotel (4:00 pm) –
  • Dinner (6:00 pm) 
  • ** Sunday/Tuesday/Friday Only – Group Devotional & Worship led by MISSION TwentyFive 35 Team (8:00 pm) 
  • **Wednesday Evening Service at a National Alliance Church – 
  • **Thursday Evening free


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General Correspondence:

Mission 2535
25957 Marina Dr.
Veneta, OR. 97487


Office Phone: 360.501.2348
Cell Phone: 929.371.2637
Rick’s Dominican Phone: 829.668.3722
Tammie’s Dominican Phone: 829.637.3722

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