Mission Trip to Dominican Republic

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere tropical for an affordable price, and at the same time make a huge difference for Christ? Now is your chance!

YAOW is leading a young adult work mission trip to the Dominican Republic August 3-10, 2024. The trip’s purpose is to work at the Evangelical School of Jacaqua to rebuild the snack shack and kitchen. See pictures below. The whole project needs to be done in August, and we are part of three separate teams traveling to do the work. While there, we will stay at the school, and sleep on air mattresses; so secure and not really ruffing it.

Most similar mission trips cost over $5,000 and are 2+ weeks long, but this one is less than $2,000 and is only 1 week. The cost for lodging, project costs, and transportation while in country is only $960, and you will also need to pay for air fare and travel insurance. Air fare from the DFW airport to the Santiago airport is currently around $800 round trip. Obviously, the flight costs will vary based on when you purchase the tickets and which airport you leave from.

Daniel Woodring is our local D.R. contact. He has been a missionary in the D.R. for many years and grew up there when his parents were missionaries. Daniel is associated with Way of Truth Ministries and sister ministry Koinonos. We have previously led two other mission trips to the D.R., so we are very comfortable working with Daniel and traveling to the D.R. Also, Daniel is our YAOW President’s cousin.

There are only 30 spots available, so email info@yaow.org for more information.

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Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman has a passion for students, and for over 30 years has been volunteering within churches and other ministries, leading and mentoring students. These churches are:

Ken works for Amazon Web Services as a Support Operations Manager. Ken has also served on the boards of other non-profits like the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast, and the DFW Help Desk Institute.

Ken, and his wife Karen, have been married for 31 years, and have a 30 year old son. They live in Allen, TX, just North of Dallas.

As Ken and Karen repeatedly witnessed many Christian students who were active within the Church walk away from their faith shortly after graduating high school, they grew frustrated.  Studies show that about 70% of young adults leave their faith after graduation, which is a huge issue since they are the future of the Church.  After much prayer and searching God's direction for many years, the Leaman's felt His calling to start a ministry to address this problem.  In 2014, they gathered like minded Christian professionals to help begin Young Adults of Worth Ministries.  We believe that this ministry is from God, and it will be blessed by Him for His glory alone.