Upcoming Trips

As of now, we have trips scheduled for the following dates: (Upcoming dates will be announced as information comes available.)

December 2014/January 2015

A group of college students from Georgia Southern are going down over the Christmas holidays. More details of this trip coming soon. Contact us at Lifeinlasource@gmail.com for more information.

 

April 4 - 11, 2015

Augusta Christian students along with other from the community will be going to La Source over Spring Break. This is an annual trip that includes a holding a medical clinic, VBS with the children, working on the school sponsorship program as well as some construction projects around the mission house or in the school.

No specific skills are required to come on this trip. Please contact the church today if you are interested in going.

June 2015

Life Ministries Youth group will be traving to La Source next summer. This is a closed trip for the Youth and young adults from Life Ministries International. Exact dates coming soon.

July 2015

Dates and details of this trip TBA

Fall 2015

Life Ministries International will be bringing a group of adults from Life Ministries. Dates and details of this trip TBA.

 

All trip costs include double occupancy in hotels as well as tent accomodations in La Source.

Application:

Please click here to view and/or print an application for a Haiti trip.


Preparing for a Trip

Documents:
All travelers must have a valid passport to enter Haiti. Life Ministries will need a copy of your passport and, if applicable, a copy of any medical licensing/certification prior to departure. Travelers under the age of 18 will need a signed, parental consent form.

Immunizations/Medications:
There are no required immunizations for travel to Haiti, however, we recommend that all team members have an up-to-date Tetanus booster. Optional immunizations/medications that may be recommended by the CDC include Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, and malaria prophylaxis. Please check with CDC.gov or the Health Department for further information. Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response | CDC Travelers' Health

Food:
All food served at the hotels and in “camp” will be prepared with bottled water. Bottled water will also be available for drinking. Our menu will consist primarily of grits, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, beans and rice, and local dishes. The local food is delicious! However, if you have any allergies or are a finicky eater, you are responsible for your own snacks and/or alternate meals.

Clothing:
Women may wear pants or capris while traveling to and from Haiti. However, while in-country (including working in the clinic) skirts or dresses are to be worn. (This is out of respect for the female locals who rarely wear pants. Our goal is to serve and relate to them, not create a cultural barrier.) Scrub tops (or dresses) may be worn with skirts. Also, remember, this is the tropics! Cotton, lightweight clothing is most comfortable. We recommend that tennis shoes/closed toe shoes be worn while working in the clinic, but sandals or flip flops may be worn around camp or in the hotels. There may be an opportunity to have your clothes washed if needed. If the opportunity arises for leisure time, a modest one-piece or tankini swimsuit may be worn for swimming/snorkeling.

Men are welcome to wear shorts and t-shirts and/or scrubs for working. However, for any church service/official meeting, long pants and a polo shirt are recommended. We recommend that tennis shoes/closed toe shoes be worn while working in the clinic, but sandals or flip flops may be worn around camp or in the hotels.

Tips for Health/Safety:
-Apply bug spray regularly and use your hand sanitizer.
-Eat only food offered in camp or at the hotels. Remember to drink bottled water or bottled soft drinks. Do not eat any raw fruits/vegetables that have already been peeled.
-Do not drink or brush your teeth with tap water.
-This will be a life changing opportunity, however, do not neglect yourself as you are ministering to the needs of others. Take time to enjoy the work, greet people, give hugs, pray for patients and team members, play with the kids. If you find yourself fatigued, remember these tips:

-Limit on-duty work time to no more than 12 hours per day.
-Rotate work assignments between high stress and lower stress functions.
-Drink plenty of water and eat healthy snacks and energy foods.
-Take frequent, brief breaks from the scene when you are able.
-Stay in touch with family and friends.
-Pair up with another team member so that you can monitor one another’s stress.