Mission Trips

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. Below are some common questions about going on a mission trip. Please read them all and then contact our mission coordinator Julie. Her email is julie@mwts.org.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost is airfare and $1000.00 to cover: food, travel, lodging and supplies for the mission etc. Airfare ranges from $400-$800 on the east coast and $800-$1,500 on the west coast (sometimes you can get a group rate).

WHEN DO YOU TAKE GROUPS OVER?

We take groups over all year long. You can join with a group that is already going 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. We head 57 miles west then turn left into the mountains for another 20 miles. You get to see the city, coast line and then up into the mountains for a fun adventure through the country side (crossing a shallow river now and then!) The ride usually is about three-four hours with stops along the way for bathroom breaks etc. Occasionally traffic can make the trip longer.

HOW BIG OF A GROUP CAN WE TAKE?

Usually the most we can take on a trip is 20 missionaries. Occasionally exceptions are made. We also ask that the group have a minimum of 10 people.

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 band width and shuts down the internet. This is a good time to lose dependency on electronics and enjoy the freedom.

IS THERE ELECTRICTY?

We have solar power 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.

BATHROOMS?

You Bet! Indoor stalls!

Evacuation Insurance

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.

www.ripcordrescuetravelinsurance.com/haiti180

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