Haiti

haiti earthquake image.jpg

Dates: February 10-17, 2018
Type: Construction
Trip cost: $1,700
Team size: 15
Age: Adult

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the capital of Port au Prince, Haiti. During that event and the following aftershocks, over 200,000 people perished. A Discover Missions team was one of the first non-medical teams to arrive and assist. In the new community of Canaan, we are building the church where it did not exist. This will be a construction effort, working in partnership with Builders International and the Canaan community.

Location Information

Estimated population:                10,604,000

Religion(s):                                 80% Catholics, 16% Protestants

Language(s):                               French, Haitian Creole

Climate, highlands:                     January 73 F, July 77 – 95 F

Currency:                                    Haitian gourde

Fact:                                           Would you like to learn more about this country? If so, check out:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html

Team Information

Designed for those who are called to help build the physical and spiritual church.
Under age 15 requires a parent / guardian in attendance
Team limit to no more than 20
First come first serve based on deposit and approved application.

What all is included in the cost of the trip?
Airfare, transportation, food and accommodations. International emergency/medical insurance. Discover Missions team t-shirt and limited sightseeing.

What is NOT included in the cost of the trip?
Does not include passport fees or immunization costs or miscellaneous spending.

Are payments/contributions tax-deductible?
Yes. The contributions are also non-refundable and non-transferable.

If I'm writing a check, to whom should I make it out?
All checks should be written to Christian Life Assembly (CLA) with the trip code of 2018 Haiti written in the memo line. Please send all contributions to the address below.

How soon are payments due?

Deposit $200 - Upon Registration
50% due, Sunday TBD
80% due, Sunday TBD
100% due, Sunday 12/31/2017

Last day to sign up: December 31, 2017

PASSPORT
Please bring your passport to the church office, along with your registration and deposit. If you would like more information about renewing or getting a new passport, click HERE.

Visa Application
On needed trips, we will travel under an ordinary tourist visa. Once you have completed the steps mentioned below, be sure to bring the information to the church office no later than the date indicated. Visa applications will be provided at our first team meeting.

1.     Please complete the required application.

2.     Paperclip two 2 x 2” passport photos (AAA or travel services can provide this service)

3.     Your actual passport valid for at least six months

4.     One open page in your passport

CLA will transport your passport and completed application to the appropriate embassy in Washington, DC for processing. If, during this time frame, you have a special need for your passport, please contact Curt Harris, Missions Director, to make arrangements.

TRAINING
It is very important that you attend each team meeting, as we will have new information at each meeting to talk about. You will also have time to get to know your fellow teammates.

o    1st Meeting – Thursday, 1/11/2018
o    2nd Meeting – Thursday 1/25/2018
o    All church prayer for team – Sunday, 2/4/2018

FUNDRAISING
If you would like to learn more about fundraising-related information, please click here.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
If you would like to learn more about health and safety-related information, please click here.

GET STARTED
We are very excited for you to get started!

- Complete an application.
- Make sure you have a valid passport. (Note: it must be valid six months past your last day in country.)
- Start raising financial support!

TEAM LEADERS

Team coordinator – Curt Harris (mail to: missions@clacamphill.com)
Team leader: Marty Williams
Address: Christian Life Assembly, 2645 Lisburn Rd, Camp Hill, Pa 17011