Haiti February 2018 Healing Team

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 – Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Haiti

February 18 – February 24, 2018

Trip Details

Trip Cost: $1700 + airfare

See Cost & Payment Tab Below for Details

FEBRUARY Special: $100 DEPOSIT

Deposit is usually $250.

Dates

February 18-24, 2018

Team Size

15 people max

Team Leader(s)

Jodie Jernigan and Callie Lawhon

Sign up by

November 18, 2017

This team will serve with our partner ministry Grace So Amazing in the community of Mirebalais. Mirebalais is a beautiful town in the mountains of Haiti about an hour north of Port au Prince. It is also one of the poorest areas in Haiti. Grace so Amazing exists to reach the people of Mirebalais with tangible help and eternal hope by feeding, educating and caring for them and most of all providing hope.

Your team will serve with GSA at their school Grace Academy, which educates and feeds over 200 children every day, you will visit the babies and toddlers at Grace House and you will serve families in the community. The focus of this trip will be to provide love and healing to those who are sick and hurting. We will do this through medical clinics, Bible studies, arts and crafts and by serving in whatever way is needed. A focus of all Go Be Love trips to Haiti is also to provide encouragement to the staff of GSA who serve in Haiti every day.

Haiti is a beautiful country with even more beautiful people. Come be a part of the story God is writing in Mirebalais. Space is limited so sign up now!

Special Focus
This trip will focus on physical, emotional and spiritual healing for children and families in poverty who have experienced trauma. We are looking for nurses, doctors, counselors, therapists, teachers, adoptive parents and anyone who has a heart for children who are hurting. There is also a community of children who are deaf where we will serve and we would love for interpreters and those familiar with ASL to travel with us. You do not need to be a medical professional to go on this trip.

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and families. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and the trip coordinator before planning to travel.

Age Requirements
12 and over with a parent, 15 and over without. Ask for our Considerations for Children document if you’re not sure about bringing children.

Total Trip Cost
$1700 + airfare
*This team will fly to Atlanta, Miami or Fort Lauderdale and from there to Port au Prince. Final total varies depending on flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Flight prices change all the time so this cost varies but as a very general range – we are currently seeing flights to this location out of most US cities in the $600-$1000 range. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked.
Estimated at $2300-$2700 total including flights.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE OCT 18, 2017 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
DUE NOV 18, 2017 – $1000 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE DEC 18, 2017 – FINAL BALANCE DUE
*If you sign up for the trip past any of the above payment due dates, you will need to fundraise to catch up on those deadlines quickly.

The following items are included in the trip cost:
✓ International airfare plus domestic connections from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ 3 meals a day on the international portion of the trip
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Translator/Guide (if needed)
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ Visa fee (if any)
✓ ACE Travel Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
✓ Excursion costs (if any)

Costs not included in the trip price are: meals on airport travel days when traveling to and from the US, any additional costs due to deviations, any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. Costs for arts & crafts and other items needed for activities your team takes to do with the children are also not included in the trip cost.

Required Documentation
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date (we do not need a copy of it)

Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
2. Signed Cancellation Policy
3. Signed Background Check Consent Form
4. Signed Statement of Faith
5. Signed and notarized copy of Code of Conduct for GBLI and the ministries we visit on the trip
6. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
7. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2

*A background check will be run
*All documents should be turned in to us within two weeks from the time you sign up for the trip.

Team Member Commitment
I understand that the mission trip starts the day I apply for the trip and agree that, as a part of a Go Be Love mission team, I am committing to being available for conference calls leading up to the trip and reading all emails and materials pertaining to the trip, and responding when necessary. I understand that these communications are needed to maximize the effectiveness of my team on the mission field, to prepare each person for the trip and to build team unity. For some teams, this may include 6 to 10 conference calls leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these conference calls will focus on a spiritual preparation and will include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.

Vaccinations
Go Be Love advises all travelers to read the US Department of State background notes on their website. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad.

Paying for Your Trip
Go Be Love encourages our team members to raise support. Once you are signed up for a trip, you can fundraise with all items on the team member fundraising section of our online store, you can send out support letters or come up with your own creative ideas. We use a team member database called Managed Missions that allows you to create your own custom fundraising page. Unlike other online fundraising pages, those donations will go directly into your trip account and will also be tax deductible for your donors. This feature is called Public Profile and we encourage all team members to create one and send the link to your donors who would like to give online. You and your donors can also make tax deductible payments toward your trip total by mailing checks to Go Be Love.

Flight and Travel Info
One thing that sets Go Be Love mission trips apart is that we book ALL flights for all of our team members, including your domestic connections from your home airport. Please list your home airport on your application. For smaller airports, please give several options for airports you could fly from as sometimes our international airline partners may not have options in and out of smaller airports. Please note: because we will be booking all of your flights and connections and because we do so at the best possible price – this does not always mean the best possible schedule. Many times, the international airlines we use are able to offer us domestic flight connections at a very low cost (usually only $75-$100) and therefore, we are offered a very limited class of service. This might mean longer layover times so please be prepared for this in advance. You may find a better schedule online but that doesn’t mean that it was an option within the price range and class of service we were going for. If you have specific limitations on arrival and departure times, you will need to let us know in writing 90 days or more in advance and you will need to be prepared to incur additional costs if your preferences do not fall within the class of service we are offered at the lowest cost.

About Your Leaders

Jodie Jernigan

Haiti Team Leader

Jodie Jernigan has always felt that one of God's callings and gifts was to be a Nurturer. A lifelong prayer was answered when she became a mother. She and her husband TJ have three beautiful daughters, Sarah Austin (17), Emma Cate (10), and Maggie (5). Her heart has continually been led towards children with a desire to share His great love for them. It was during her freshman year of college God first placed the desire for missions on her heart. For the next twenty years she would serve her church through leading and volunteering with VBS, children’s choir, children’s camp and youth camp but the desire to Go would not become reality until March 2013 when she took her first trip with Visiting Orphans to Haiti and partnered with a local non-profit, Grace So Amazing. She truly fell in love with the people and country and her love has not wavered. Since that first trip she has also traveled to Ecuador three times co-leading youth camps and back to Haiti once more. She feels incredibly blessed to have shared all but that first trip with her oldest daughter, watching her serve and grow in her relationship with the Lord.

As a certified sign language interpreter for the deaf, mission trips with VO have opened opportunities to Go.Be.Love to Deaf Haitians as well. Her life-long love for infants and toddlers goes hand in hand with the vision of Visiting Orphans. She is looking forward to co-leading her first trip in February 2017 with one of her dearest friends and fellow team member.

Jodie was born and raised in Alabama. She loves her family, photography and scrapbooking, preparing meals for others to enjoy, sweet tea, and traveling. Her genuine heart for missions shines through her smile and the love she shares with everyone around her.

Callie Lawhon

Haiti Team Leader

Callie Lawhon has had a heart for children since she can remember. She worked with a kids community program for 2 summers during her high school years and often babysat for families in her community. She especially has a desire to help children and families that are underprivileged both at home and abroad. She traveled to Haiti with Go Be Love in June 2016, this experience intensified her desire to minister to the "least of these". Callie has served as a youth leader at Mountain Hill Baptist Church for over eight years. 

Callie graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She is currently serving as school nurse and health teacher at Fort Dale Academy where her kids attend school. She feels very fortunate to work in an environment that allows her the freedom to share her faith and encourage kids to seek the Truth. 

She currently lives in Lapine, Alabama with her husband Byron and sons, Clay (17), Cade (14), and Harrison (12).

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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