Journeying together in Christ

Mackenzie Maskery’s Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

Mackenzie Maskery, one of St. James’ Student Interns for the 2018-2019 academic year, is involved in her fourth mission trip to the Dominican Republic. See below for more information from her about this ministry project. If you would like to contribute financially the deadline for receipt of donations is June 1st. She is not asking for donations towards her personal trip expenses, but rather for the materials that her team will be bringing to the school and community. 

Hey everyone!As some of you may know, for the past three years I have been travelling to an impoverished community in Barahona, Dominican Republic for two weeks in the summer to do missions work alongside an amazing team of youth and young adults. I am super excited to announce to all of you that not only will I be returning for the fourth time this year, but I am also now part of the leadership team that plans and executes all aspects of this missions trip!

There have been some very exciting changes to my trip this year, as I have been blessed with the opportunity to extend my time in the Dominican to be the full month of July! A longer trip is something I have felt lead to do for several years, and I am beyond excited to be able to serve in Barahona alongside 4 other team members for the two weeks leading up to the missions trip as well as the two weeks with the rest of the Bridge to DR team. I will be flying out on July 1 and returning on July 28th, and will spend the first two weeks preparing the house we will be staying in, building beds, running english classes for the community, and working with the local Dominican team to prepare for the arrival of the rest of our team on July 13th.

This will be an amazing opportunity to build stronger relationships with the community, strengthen my faith, and run more ministry programs at the school. However, this is also increasing the project costs of the trip. Therefore, I ask that you prayerfully consider making a financial contribution towards this extended trip if your situation allows. This money will go towards buying construction materials and other supplies for the ministry programs we will be running, buying more material donations that will be distributed to the community, as well as the cost of transportation and food.   The final date for online/cheque donations to be received is June 1 , so if you would like to support me in this way, please follow the instructions below.

I have also received an updated material donation list highlighting the very important donations that we hope to collect first, although all are needed. This list is attached below and the important items are bolded. If you are able to contribute in this way please let me know.Thank you so much for your time and continued support. Please contact me if you have any questions!God bless! :)-Mackenzie

How YOU can be part of this mission:

  • First, please keep myself and the team in your prayers. I ask that you pray for team unity, safety, health, provision and faith, as well as our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical preparation in the time leading to our departure. Please pray that God may work through us to bring His light into this community, and that we would be able to impact lives and speak His truth to the locals there. I also ask that you be praying for the leadership team, that we may have wisdom, discernment, and trust in God’s plan throughout the entire process.
  • Check out the “Partner With Me” document below.  Please take a look at the list and let me know if you or anyone that you know would be interested in donating anything. I am also accepting financial donations that I will use to buy more of the items found on this list. If you are able to contribute in either way, please follow the steps detailed in the document below, or contact me for more information.
    • Visit
    • Under “Donation”, designate your donation to The Bridge Mission
    • WriteMackenzie Maskery” in the comment section
    • Contact me so that I can follow up!
    • Must be payable to The Great Commission Foundation 
    • Write “The Bridge Missions Trip -Mackenzie Maskery” in the memo line
    CASH or E-TRANSFER*Please note that charitable receipts are available for online/cheque donations of $50 or more