For the sixth consecutive year, the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church sent a 31-member mission team to the town of La Romana in the Dominican Republic to do the work of the Lord. The team of 21 teenagers and 10 adults recently set out to continue the construction of a church and to provide medical aide.
Their destination was a slum called Kilometer Six. The name describes its geographic distance from the center of La Romana. The La Crescenta Presbyterian Church was working in conjunction with the Haitian Baptist Church, which ministers to the poor Haitian immigrants that live in Kilometer Six.
Previously, the people there had been worshipping in a shack-like building. Being deeply religious people, an actual church to worship in would be "a beacon of hope in a very poor neighborhood," said Mary Wilson who participated in the mission.