Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have prayed and made the decision to go on a mission trip click here to register electronically
Each trip costs $990.

  • Limited air travel
  • Safe, clean housing and nourishing meals
  • Ground travel while in the DR
  • Work projects, mission opportunities and materials
  • Team leaders and translators
  • Worship opportunities for the team to attend or participate in each evening
If your friends and family would like to be involved in your mission trip experience click here to view and print a sample contribution letter.

Anyone wishing to raise financial support using Facebook please email gomgmhelp@gmail.com

Contact Pastor Rick Wiater at:
(412) 523-2964
rwep210@gmail.com
While nothing is required, we recommend that you have a shot for Hepatitis A and for Tetanus. You can also check the Center for Disease Control for other recommendations. http://www.cdc.gov/
All food and transportation is included in the cost of your mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

There is a $10 per person entrance fee into the Dominican Republic that can be paid in U.S. currency.

U.S. currency is accepted everywhere.

You may want money ($5.00 – $10.00) for:
• personal gifts
• souvenirs
• offerings at local church services
• Soda, or snacks
Note: Small bills are recommended ($1, $5).

A freewill offering is taken at the end of the week for the staff.

The purpose of short-term mission trips are to unplug from daily routines and focus on spiritual growth. WIFI access is limited.

* We recommend you leave your electronic devices at home.

The weight limit is typically 50 lbs. It is best to check the airlines website. Check the weight of your bag before you get to the airport.

The weather is warm year round and light clothing is recommended.

Hard soled shoes or at least tennis shoes are required in the villages.

T-shirts are recommended while working in the villages however women should avoid sleeveless T-shirts.

Collared shirts and khakis are recommended men’s wear for evening church services. Modest length skirts and covered shoulders are recommended for women attending evening church services.

Check the list on Experience a Mission Trip for more information.

The sleeping facilities are modest, but clean and safe. Each person has a single bunk.

There are a sufficient number of sinks, toilets and showers for all.

Meeting rooms and bedrooms are on different levels so be prepared to climb steps throughout the day.

Travel to and from ministry sites may require climbing in and out of the back of an open-bed truck.

Safety concerns require that no one leave the compound for any reason without permission from one of the senior staff members; Arturo, Clinton, Erin, or Pastor Rick.

The food is typical of Latin America; very mild and nutritious. Most people are pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy the food. Some snacks are available at the ‘Wacky Shack’ most evenings.
MGM provides plenty of fresh water for your needs. Bring your own reusable water bottle.
No. Interpreters are provided for all ministries.
Cancellation policies are based on airline policy.

MGM cannot return money due to IRS rules. However, they will do all that is possible to allow you to reschedule the trip within one year if the cancellation is due to legitimate circumstances.

The trip is tax deductible and must be made payable to MGM 110 Hays Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.
Safety concerns require that no one leave the compound for any reason without permission from one of the senior staff members; Arturo, Clinton, Erin, or Pastor Rick.
A deposit for $500.00 is due 60 days prior to departure along with a completed and signed registration and release form.
A deposit for all January trips is due on or before November 1st.

A final payment of $490.00 is due 30 days prior to departure.
Final payment for all January trips is due on or before December 1st.