In the Caribbean, a small country offers plenty of ministry opportunities. Despite the tropical climate, friendly hospitality and plentiful fruit, natural disasters have crippled many areas of the country. Likewise, many Haitian people struggle under poverty and earn an annual income of roughly $1200 per person. You can positively affect the people in Haiti as you share the gospel, meet practical needs and encourage the believers there.
Many current Haiti missions teams perform construction and seek to repair the damage caused by recent natural disasters. However, medical, teaching and children's ministry opportunities also abound. Praying Pelican Missions partners with churches across the country to complete new or established projects. When you join one of our missions trips in Haiti, you work alongside a ministry led by native Haitians who love God, their country and their neighbors. Additionally, your team has the option to return to the same ministry location year after year to follow up on the work you help complete today.
Date: June 3-10, 2016
Application Due Date: October 21
Interviews Conducted: October 21-28
Location: Les Cayes, Haiti
$1,500 project total (includes airfare)
Deposit: $100 – due October 5, 2014
Project Remainder: $1400 + immunizations – due April 29, 2016
Additional costs for immunizations, passports, VISAs, etc.
Training Meetings will be held throughout the year starting in November and will be scheduled monthly based on the needs of the group. These training meetings will include support-raising, culture updates, reading materials, Haitian history and more.
We will partner with a local church to provide ministry work for children, youth, and those in need. Some activities that our missionaries will do might include ministering to young children through VBS, crafts, sports and skits. We will also partner with a local handicap home to visit with the residents and provide construction for their new home. In addition to the adult members of our team, we will have at least one American missionary staff flying in to accompany our team as well as a trained local Haitians with us at all times.
Once in Haiti, you will receive transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from ministry sites, three meals a day, purified drinking water, sleeping accommodations, group t-shirts, customizable ministry options, an opportunity to attend local church services, evening worship, prayer, debriefing meetings, and a local sightseeing activity.
Lodging should have bunk beds (but may need to sleep on the floor). We will stay in a secure church or school in the area.
Creole and French are the two official languages. English is spoken sparingly throughout Haiti. Your mission team will be provided with local Haitian staff to serve as translators in addition to help leading your trip. It is a good idea, however, to have your team learn a few basic Creole phrases to make the most of your time there.
In spite of the bad press that Haiti often gets, as a whole, the Haitian people are very peaceful and extremely hospitable. However, there is no hiding that Haiti has had its challenges. With that, we take extra precautions and lay down strict ground rules to ensure safety. Our genuine partnership with pastors and other community leaders in Haiti ensures there is always someone looking out for the well-being of our teams. Praying Pelican Missions US staff are always with our teams along with our incredible, trained Haitian staff. If at any time prior to the trip, PPM deems the trip to be unsafe, a full refund will be given.
Haiti has its share of creatures; however, the chance of seeing anything dangerous is very slim. In the unlikely event that one of these creatures is encountered our staff is well-prepared and equipped to handle such a situation.
All food and drink provided by PPM during trips is safe for consumption. Purified drinking water will be provided for the team and for the cooks to use while preparing meals. Tap water in Haiti is not safe to drink. Also, all food that is not provided by staff should be avoided unless approved by staff.
The teams will be eating traditional Haitian food including chicken, rice and beans, plantain, fresh fruit, fish, and other meats.