Haiti: Information for Short-term Missionaries
If you decide to join us at Living Hope Mission as a short-term missionary, you will find the following information useful. We encourage work teams to join us in our work with the Haitian people. Our goal is to lift up Christ in both word and deed. If you do not find the answers to any specific questions you may have, feel free to contact us.
Haiti: Land of Contrasts
Things to Expect
- A warm welcome from your Haitian brothers and sisters.
- Delays in the work due to unexpected variables.
- The opportunity to meet with different missionaries involved in all kinds of ministries.
- Bumpy roads and frequent flats.
- The opporunity to share a song, testimony, or to preach in a church service. This is considered a privilege. Please come prepared.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much money will I need?
You may want to bring extra money for Cokes ($1.00 each), souvenirs ranging from $2-$50 or more, and other miscellaneous expenses.
- Does our group need to bring tools or supplies?
If your group is involved in a work project or VBS, you may need to bring supplies. Your group leader should confirm with LHM exactly what you should be prepared to bring.
- Will we have to pay customs duties on items we bring into Haiti?
Generally, personal items are allowed in Haiti. If you are bringing supplies or items to be donated, especially medicines, please let us know in advance.
- Will there be a place to wash clothes?
LHM can arrange for you to have laundry done with a day or two’s advance notice. This is actually a good way to provide a job for someone. Be prepared to pay a few dollars for this service.