2-What to Expect – Application
4-Airport Information for Mission Trips
5-Haiti180 Mission Trip Rules
7-Emergency Contact Medical Information
8-What to Bring
9-Mission Trip Waiver Forms
So, you want to go on a mission trip? First of all, well done! All are called but not all respond. Welcome to the great adventure of serving God’s poor.
If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about traveling with us, please contact our mission coordinator:
Below are some common questions about going on a mission trip:
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
For your safety and comfort, we’re providing a helicopter service to all of our missionaries. Instead of driving through Port au prince we now bypass the city entirely by traveling on a 35-minute flight to our village. The cost is $1050.00 per person to cover food, travel during the week to and from other villages and home visits, and supplies for the mission; $350.00 to cover the round trip cost of the helicopter; and whatever your airfare is from your place of travel.
WHEN DO YOU TAKE GROUPS OVER?
The groups typically arrive on a Tuesday and depart on the following Sunday all year long. You are welcome to join up with an existing group if there are available spaces or create your own group.
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
We are located in the villages of Duverger and Danndan approximately 80 miles west of Port au Prince. 18°16.8251′ N 73°2.8012’W
HOW BIG OF A GROUP CAN WE TAKE?
We take groups with a minimum of 10 missionaries and a maximum of 24 missionaries per trip.
DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?
We do not check to see who is or who is not vaccinated. In the downloadable paperwork there is a list of things you may want to get vaccinated for. Some missionaries get all of them and some missionaries do not get any.
WHAT WILL WE EAT?
You will have three meals a day and our cooks are wonderful and are so excited to cook for you! Chicken, rice and beans, fish, veggies, eggs, mangoes etc. are prepared beautifully for you!
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD SUCH AS SNACKS, POWER BARS?
Yes you can but just don’t leave it open in the dormitory. You don’t want little friends coming to dinner.
IS THERE CELL SERVICE OR INTERNET?
We have limited internet so once a day you can send messages as needed. If there is an emergency we do have a phone (weather effects operation of both phone and satellite internet). We do not allow phones and computers to be connected to the internet all day because it kills our signal bandwidth and shuts down the internet. This is a good time to lose dependency on electronics and enjoy the freedom. Some missionaries choose to contact their cell provider regarding their travel to Haiti as some providers may set you up with a plan to connect to the local servers.
IS THERE ELECTRICTY?
We have solar power and a generator providing electricity at night for fans and to charge equipment, etc. Regular U.S. power/voltage.
ARE THERE SHOWERS?
We do have showers and running water but the shower water and sink water are not for drinking but for bathing! You will enjoy a nice bucket shower. 🙂 Drinking water is in the kitchen and will be shown to you when you arrive.
You Bet! Indoor stalls!
While we have never had a situation that has required an evacuation, here is a company some have purchased insurance through just in case. We do not know how effective they are because we have never had to use them. Please do your own research and decide for yourself if you want to do this and which company is right for you.