Short Term Mission Team Application
Thank you for your interest in partnering with Here Am I Ministries (HAIM) for a short-term mission trip to the nation of Haiti. In the following pages you will find a short application form, a list of items to bring with you and some important information and guidelines concerning your trip. Please carefully read over all materials to be fully prepared for your time with us. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
You should anticipate being used by God in a mighty way. He has placed gifts and talents in you that He desires to use to touch others and bring glory to His name. At the same time, come with an open heart to be touched by Him and stretched in ways you hadn’t imagined. In all the years we have hosted short-term mission teams, we have rarely seen someone leave without being blessed by their experience in serving the people of Haiti. We ask that even now you begin to earnestly pray for your time here and all the members of your team.
I expect God to use you and your team to help fulfill the great commission given to us by Jesus to, “Go into all the world…” (Mark 16:15).
Airfare to Miami and into Port Au Prince is the responsibility of each team member. It is each team member’s responsibility to coordinate his or her travel with his or her team leader.
The cost for your stay in country is normally around $100 per night. This includes travel within country, your room and meals. Mission projects are additional.
All payments are tax-deductible, payment is made to HAIM. Please note “Haiti Trip” on your check and can send it to:
Why Do We Go?
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
Jesus commissioned every member of His church to take the gospel to the ends of the earth! Our mandate is to make disciples and to be a living witness of the reality and truth of Jesus Christ. In this hour of history, the Spirit of God is mobilizing the church throughout the nations of the earth to go into all the world with the life changing message of the gospel of the kingdom. If you desire to go to the nations, know that the Spirit of God has placed this desire on your heart! (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-20, Acts 1:8)
How Do We Prepare?
Pray! In the kingdom of God, success is realized because our endeavors are birthed and realized in the place of prayer. James says that the “fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”. When we pray in agreement and pray for God’s purposes to be realized, He hears and releases the grace to accomplish those purposes. Prayer should be the beginning point for all that you do as you prepare to come to Haiti! Pray over your team, your financial provision, for God’s protection, for God’s anointing and for open and effectual doors of ministry to be open! God desires you to bear much fruit while you are here! (James5:16 b, Matthew 18:19-20, Mark 11:24)
Travel & Trip Information
Before departure: Please make sure you have a valid passport! Teams should arrive in Port Au Prince on the same flight on the same day.
Immunizations: There are currently no required immunizations required to enter Haiti. If you have health issues or concerns, please contact your physician before travel.
Clothing: The climate in Haiti is sub-tropical. There are two temperatures, hot & hotter! Bring lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Gloves and hats are suggested for construction crews.
Men: Dress/Polo shirts and pants should be worn for all church services. Work clothes such as jeans and t-shirts are expected at work sites. Shorts may be worn depending on team activities. Bring a bathing suit!
Women: Blouses and pants or a dress/skirt should be worn at all church services. Work clothes such as jeans and t-shirts are expected at work sites. Please be mindful of low cut blouses. Bring a bathing suit! (see next page for swimsuit restrictions). Shorts can be worn at the Guest House.
Vices: Smoking, drugs and alcohol are prohibited on mission teams! These vices will destroy your witness to the Haitian people and will not be tolerated.
Currency: We suggest you bring a minimum of $200 US. Currency can be exchanged in country at the current exchange rate.
Baggage: Please check with your airline as to baggage restrictions. You may also be asked to carry supplies or materials in with you and your team leader will be informed of these needs.
On the plane: You will be issued a visa on the plane that must be filled out before you clear customs upon your arrival in Port Au prince. The address and phone number for your stay in Haiti is as follows:
Destiny Guest House
Delmas 33, Rue Louverture #9
Port au Prince, Haiti
Arrival in Haiti: Once off the plane, you will be taken to customs and the baggage area. After clearing customs and retrieving your bags, you will exit to the parking area. There you will be met by Lauren.
Housing: Our team will be staying at the Destiny Guest House
Items For Your Trip
Each team is different and there may be special items needed when you fly in. Your team leader will be advised of any special needs or equipment you may need to carry in. Below are the items every team member should bring with them:
- Hand sanitizer
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, razors, etc.)
- Insect repellent and sunscreen (the sun is intense here)
- Swimsuit (Ladies, please be conservative! Please, no two-piece suits.)
- Bible and writing utensils (pad and pen)
- Large insulated drinking cup (sports bottle)
- Personal medication (prescriptions, aspirin, Imodium, etc)
- Personal snacks (nuts, candy, granola, etc)
- Skilled labor (electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc) may be required to bring special tools needed for a project, your team leader will advise you of any tools needed.
- We ask that teams bring hard candy for the Haitian children. Bubbles or other small inexpensive toys (bubbles, balls, cars, balloons, etc) are also appreciated when possible. Backpacks are great gifts to bring during school time.