Puerto Rico Recovery Mission Trip

August 12 – 18, 2018

July 10th update:

Missionary Team Base Camp:
The team will be based at Misión San Pablo Apostol, Arecibo, 00612, Puerto Rico—about an hour’s drive, 55 miles west of San Juan. They will be staying in the parish hall working with the good people of St. Pauls who will provide meals for them as they work. Visit the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico website to learn more.

Recovery Projects
Work projects will be designated by the Diocese of Puerto Rico and St. Paul’s, the hosting parish. They will be based on the skill set of the missionary team and will include helping to rebuild homes in Arecibo that were devastated from Hurricane Maria.

How Funds will be Used
The funds that were raised at our Fiesta del día de Pentecostés in May will help offset the cost of transportation (while in Puerto Rico), meals, some building materials, tools and other expenses as they arise during the course of the week. In addition, Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City has given donations to the Diocese of Puerto Rico for the purchase of building supplies and tools for the work being done. This should be a real boost in the team’s efforts.


Br. Donald Dubay, OSF and Br. Sam Kincade, OSF will go a few days early to help get things ready for the team’s arrival including the teams’ accommodations and the supplies needed at the work-sites. He will also be with the team throughout the duration of the trip to trouble shoot any issues and concerns.

The Missionary Team

This year’s team is comprised of twelve people from churches and organizations throughout Lancaster County.

  • Saint James
  • St. John’s, Lancaster
  • Zion Lutheran, Manheim
  • Lancaster County Council of Churches
  • Order of St. Francis
  • Society of St. Francis

Thank you for
your donation!

The funds we have collected will be used to pay for our transportation while in Puerto Rico, meals, some building materials, tools and other expenses during the course
of the week.

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Did you know?

In 2017, Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection and was then hit with the largest natural disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Maria
(est. $100 billion in damages).
Islands of Puerto Rico

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