Curious About Mission Trips? Here’s What You Need to Know

Whether or not you’re religious, you’ve likely heard of mission trips, but do you know what they mean? Mission trips are excursions to various countries where volunteers work diligently to uplift the native population. Workers may perform all types of acts, such as tutoring young people, teaching English, and building reliable housing for local communities.

Planning a mission trip can be complicated, especially if you’re traveling for the first time. Twelve to six months before your departure, you could be busy applying for passports and visas, creating a budget, fundraising, and more. With Advocates of Love, however, mission trips can be more accessible and life-changing.

Mission Trips With Advocates of Love

Short-term mission trips are common with Advocates of Love, the only children’s home and ministry serving underprivileged children in Samaná in the Dominican Republic. Our goal is to improve the lives of neglected and orphaned children, not to make a profit.

Our compound is full of love for our children and the missionaries who volunteer. Our staff will take care of everything you need during your stay in Samaná, including assistance with planning and hosting your mission-driven events.

Are You Ready To Make a Positive Impact?

High school students and adults are welcome to plan an international mission trip to the Dominican Republic with Advocates of Love. As the only CONANI-licensed operation serving neglected and orphaned children in Samaná, we take care of your mission trip organization, including room-and-board, when you arrive in the country.
Click here to learn more about our mission trips and how you can make a difference.

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Melissa Schol

Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.

Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church. 

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