GO | Together Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Trip

CBF Tennessee churches have been asked to assist with the disaster recovery effort in Puerto Rico through CBF partner congregation First Baptist Church of Metropolis, PR.  

Here are the details:

  • November 1-7, 2019

  • Churches are limited to seven participants; no more than 7 persons from each church until September 1.

  • Types of work include: repairing homes, roof work, restoring water lines, nursing home visitation, clearing of damaged and littered farmland. Most of the work is to be done in the poorest sections of San Juan; other work will occur outside of the city.

  • You DO NOT need a passport. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. However, you DO need two valid forms of identification to travel

  • We will be staying in homes owned by First Baptist Church Metropolis, PR.

  • Cost includes round trip airfare from Nashville to San Juan, ground transportation in Puerto Rico, three meals most days, lodging while in Puerto Rico, and a T-shirt!

  • Registration requires a $100.00 deposit payable via credit card online. This trip is underwritten by a grant to CBF Tennessee from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global.

  • Participants must be 18 or older. There will be work for every age and ability, so don’t think you’re too mature, inexperienced, or young!

  • Questions? Contact Tennessee Field Coordinator Rick Bennett at 865.297.3267 or rbennett@tncbf.org.

  • For more information on the general situation in Puerto Rico, consider viewing: Blackout in Puerto Rico, a PBS Frontline documentary. For more information on the specific situation, consider listening to the following podcast from Baptist Without an Adjective. For reflections (produced by participant Bill Evans) on our most recent trip to the Island, click here.

Please begin praying now for the success of our effort and let’s GO | Together to Puerto Rico in November 2019!