From June 29 to July 8, 2018 fifty-one students and a group of chaperones traveled to San Felipe Abajo in the Dominican Republic to take part in the Belen Youth Missions.
The missionaries built a bridge to help five communities comprised of over 180 families. The bridge is 100 feet long x 12 feet wide and has 6 columns. BYM last visited this town in 2012 to build a bridge, but after several storms and a shift in the river, it is necessary to rebuild. The new bridge was built in a more strategic location, which will be more useful during the rainy season.
In addition to the bridge, the missionaries also established a makeshift clinic. Doctors and medical students accompanied the group on the trip and served the community.
The group was led by Jesuit Father Guillermo García-Tuñón '87.
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