Haiti July 2018Friday, July 6, 2018 – Saturday, July 14, 2018
HaitiJuly 6 - 14, 2018
Trip Cost: $1700 + airfare
See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details
July 6 – 14, 2018
15 people max
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. Your team will meet over conference calls to prepare for your trip. On these calls you will develop a plan to meet the needs of Grace so Amazing based on the unique gifts and talents of your team. Past teams have used arts and crafts, music, soccer and sports, Bible studies and more to share the love of Christ.
Members of your team may also have the opportunity to hike up Mount Michel and visit a ministry serving Restaveks. Restaveks are children in Haiti who serve as indentured servants and often are kept in very poor conditions. GSA has begun to reach out to this community by providing food and other resources.
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!
Focused: this trip will serve with one ministry the entire week.
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and/or 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.
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
*Final total varies depending on flight costs – exact trip cost given after flights are booked. (This team will fly to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, FL 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 total trip cost: $2300-$2700
Trip Payment Schedule
Due at Registration – $250 non-refundable deposit
Due MAR 6, 2018 – $500 first payment due
Due APR 6, 2018 – $1000 payment (for booking flights and other costs sent in advance)
Due MAY 6, 2018 – 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.
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 4 to 8 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 involve a pre-trip study the team will go through together.
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.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.