Our Mission

To build the Church By Building Its People While Sharing Hope Patience and Prayer

Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Who We Are

12:12 Response, based in Orlando, FL, has been sending short-term mission teams to La Romana, DR, since 2007. Since that first team we have sent over 380 teams from different churches to partner with local friends to serve the Lord and those in great need.

What We Do


— Leadership Training


— Team Training


— Travel Arrangements


— Provide Logistics To, From and During Trips


— Provide Partners Both International and Domestic


— Travel Budgets and Management

Impact Stories

Anna-Marie Walsh

The unity and experiences we share as a team bind us together in the word. We return to our families with renewed spirits and enlightened hearts. The transition back to our lives can at times be quite an adjustment, but I find that my faith is strengthened and I feel we have made a difference to many in the bateys. Many memories are made and hearts are transformed. And that’s all we ask for.


After many hours of brain storming and prayer we felt the Lord calling us to start a Non-Profit Organization to help people in the bateyes and partner with Richard and Melvin.  That’s how it all began, first we were called Laughing Hearts which has now become 12:12 Response.  We partner with churches across the US to send teams out to the bateyes to share the gospel and help meet the need of those less fortunate.