Haiti Summer 2018 Extendedone and two month options
HaitiSummer 2018 - 1 & 2 month options
1 Month (30 days) Cost: $2000 + airfare
2 Month (60 days) Cost: $3200 + airfare
See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details
June & July – exact dates will depend on flights and your availability
5 people max
Sign up by
March 1, 2018 (please note: there are limited spaces available and these spots could fill up long before the deadline.)
Since this is an extended trip, applications received will have a follow up phone interview and once you’ve been officially approved for this extended trip, we will notify you and a $250 deposit will be due at that time. Individuals who sign up for this Extended trip option can choose the 1 month or 2 month option – exact dates can vary but must fall within June or July. You will serve alongside Grace so Amazing Staff in Haiti and GSA staff and GBLI staff will help prepare you for your trip with video training calls.
This is an amazing opportunity to serve with our partner ministry Grace So Amazing in the community of Mirebalais for an extended period of time. 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.
Rather than being a team member who is able to visit a ministry, this experience will allow you to serve on the staff of a ministry for one or two months. GSA houses 15 babies, toddlers and children and you will be a part of a loving staff and family that cares for them on a daily basis. You will also serve in the local feeding program and join GSA as they minister to children and families in the community.
You may also have the opportunity to hike up Mount Michel and visit a ministry serving Restaviks. Restaviks 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!
Extended – this is a one or two month trip. It will give you the opportunity to see how long-term missions are different from short-term trips.
College students, High school seniors, teachers and anyone able to take off during the summer. 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.
High School Senior or older.
Total Trip Cost
1 Month Option: $2000 + airfare
2 Month Options: $3200 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on exact dates and flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights to Haiti generally range from $700-$1000.
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE FEB 1, 2018 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
DUE MAR 1, 2018 – $1000 PAYMENT DUE (for booking flights)
DUE APR 1, 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)
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with staff/volunteers
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Translator/Guide (as needed)
✓ ACE Travel Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
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.
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 prepare for the trip. This may include 4 to 8 conference calls with GSA staff and/or GBL staff leading up to the trip.
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.