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Dominican Republic

Mission Emanuel is a partnership of ministry with First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church through which we minister to the spiritual and physical needs of disadvantaged people on the outskirts of Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic. We have helped, among other projects, to build a church, medical clinics, and schools.

Egypt Trip
November 1-12, 2018

Tim Norton and Matthew Hornaday recently traveled to Egypt, along with the Outreach Foundation to learn more about  a possible sister-church relationship with an Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Zagazig, Egypt.

Egypt Update!
Thank you to everyone who has voiced their eagerness to hear about our recent trip to Egypt and the possibility of a sister-church relationship with Zagazig Presbyterian Church in the delta region of Egypt.

Matthew, Katherine, Kendra, Rick, Michael, and I (The Egypt Discernment Team) have recently met to continue debriefing the trip. Our main focus right now is synthesizing all that we learned and experienced on the trip into a succinct presentation that will frame the potential partnership and guide our discernment. Our plan is to offer this initial presentation to the staff, session, and congregation in the coming months. Stay tuned for the details. In the meantime, The Outreach Foundation has created a helpful summary of the trip for all of the churches considering a partnership in Egypt. Please read the Outreach Foundation summary crafted by Marilyn Borst, our trip leader (click on link below).

(Note: there is a financial ask attached to this Outreach Foundation summary that represents a financial need for the country as a whole. This is not an amount that First Presbyterian has been asked to give. Our goal is first and foremost a relational connection which may include a smaller financial component.)

We look forward to sharing all that God is doing in Egypt!

Tim Norton
Associate Pastor for Mission

Read more about the trip from Tim Norton, Associate Pastor for Missions
Read more about the trip from Matthew Hornaday, Covenant Partner
Read more about the trip from the Outreach Foundation

Follow the journey by following our Egypt Trip Blog and pray daily for the trip using our Prayer Guide. Prayer guides are available, click on the button below or pick one up at Welcome Desks.

Women’s Co-op Trip
Upcoming in 2019 | Dates TBD

In 2019, women are invited to spend the week helping local women in Cielo working in the Mission Emanuel women’s co-op to bring income to families in need and create sustainable ways of work and life.

Family Trip
Upcoming in 2019 | Dates TBD

Our summer trip in 2019 will be a family trip and we invite you to join us to work on multiple projects with Mission Emanuel.

Fall Trip

October 13-20, 2018

We invite church members to come and serve in the Dominican every fall! Whether it’s teaching, building, medical, dental, or other, come and use your passions, presence, and skills to invest in God’s kingdom work in the DR. Contact Tim Norton

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