BLUE Missions Programs
Journey to the mountain towns of the Dominican Republic and live in the rural community you will be serving. With little cellphone service, electricity, or running water,...
BLUE Missions Reviews
Submitted by Gabriella Rodriguez - University of Florida | September 21, 2017
BLUE Missions never fails to bring a smile on my face. I look at pictures everyday from my previous trips and I can't wait to go back. The people are amazing; both the BLUE leaders and the townspeople. 12/10 kind of a trip!
Always giving my heart to BLUE Missions
Submitted by Cristina - Miami | September 21, 2017
This year I decided to go out of my comfort zone and attend a Blue Missions trip completely alone. I chose Blue Missions because they had a Young Professionals trip so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to not only give back, but meet new people. The leaders and staff of Blue are so kind and extremely organized. They are responsive and provide so many different tools and resources to get you the post prepared without expecting any surprises. The locals are what made the experience for me, and you truly will never take any advantage of what you have back at home after leaving, and the memories will live on forever. I highly recommend this trip, especially if it's your first time doing a mission trip, this is by far the best organization to prepare you for it.
Submitted by Anonymous - Our Lady of Lourdes Academy | September 21, 2017
This was an amazing and rewarding experience to give back to the community and to meet the people of the campo! I enjoyed every minute and I can't wait to go on another mission trip! I loved being able to help the community and seeing life through their eyes. Although we came to serve them, they taught us valuable lessons that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. I will always remember to appreciate the little things in life and to always live in the moment. I recommend this mission trip to everyone because it is truly such a great experience. I wouldn't trade the time I spent in the campo to be anywhere else.
Submitted by Daniella Consuegra - University of South Florida | September 21, 2017
Waking up before the sun rise, hiking through unbelievable mountains, sweating until we were drenched, laughing until we cried, smiling until it hurt, and everything else in between, BLUE taught us that you can work hard and play just as hard meanwhile falling in love with volunteers and communities. From campo to campo we were able to meet countless men and women who just completely blew us away with their endless compassion and their beautiful perspective on simplicity each time impacting us more and more profoundly... and these were all just the cherries on top.
Growing up I was always told the things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. I never truly understood the meaning of that until I interned for BLUE Missions. It was through these experiences that I was able to meet countless men and women who completely blow you away with their endless compassion and their beautiful perspective on simplicity where you're able to learn so much. The way they spread their love and joy to complete strangers left, and continues to leave, such an impression in my heart. My appreciation for life, my family, and the little things in this world —such as clean drinking water—has made my heart grow and absolutely love the work we are able to do for them and these communities. BLUE is an acronym that stands for building love, uniting everyone, and that itself is one of the many reasons why I find myself saying yes. every. single. time.
What's your Why?
Submitted by Alejandra Diaz - Florida International University | September 21, 2017
This past summer I participated in my 4th mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Although each trip involved the same type of physical work, they were all unique in their own way. I think it has to do with what stage you are at in your life when you choose to register. This year I was not expecting to attend a trip with BLUE Missions, until the day before when the opportunity arose to do so. It is probably one of the most memorable trips to date. There is definitely something to be said about the little things you experience on each trip which allow you to "live in the moment" and completely disconnect from life back home.