In partnership with Praying Pelican, Crossroads travels to Haiti to build relationships and serve alongside local ministries to help meet real physical and spiritual needs of indigenous local churches, pastors, and communities.
The aim of the trip is to create an opportunity to make a long-term, genuine impact on a local community. Once the skills and talents of the group are determined, the team will most likely participate in one or more of the following ministry options: children events, youth outreach, construction projects, educational opportunities, and medical ministry.
There will be 5-6 team gatherings for orientation and planning held in Eagan. These meetings are required for anyone wishing to travel to Haiti with the team.
2018 Trip Dates
December 27th 2017 - January 2nd 2018
Estimated cost is $1600.
- Airfares to Haiti fluctuate greatly which is our greatest cost.
- Additional costs cover hotel, ground transportation, meals, water, translators, field leaders, project supplies, etc.
- You are responsible for personal spending money and Haitian airport exit taxes of $10 per person.
- Sample fund raising letters are available. All your expenses are tax deductible.
- Yes, you will need a passport to visit Haiti.
- No, you will not need a passport to visit Haiti.
- Yes. See your doctor or a travel clinic for their recommendations. Generally, the recommended immunizations are Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Malaria and an update to your tetanus.
- We are visiting the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. There is visible poverty and the needs are great, but the people are amazingly warm and welcoming.
- We only drink bottled water and all food is prepared by cooks who know the specific needs of American travelers. We will enjoy a wide variety of options for both native and American food.
- We stay in a government school facility. We stay in the classrooms, therefore be prepared for floor sleeping. All travel is done by school bus and there is a fair amount of walking involved.
- Safety is the number one priority. Upon arrival an orientation meeting will provide information in regards to what to eat and drink, what to be aware of in country and how we should conduct ourselves. We will know where hospitals and clinics are near the ministry site.
- The actual trip is seven days.
- In addition, there will be 5-6 team meetings for orientation and planning held in Eagan. These team meetings are very important and you are expected to attend.
- The Haitian people speak French Creole. Part of our team meetings will involve learning basic phrases to assist in some initial conversation.
- We have a team of Haitian leaders that stay with our team 24/7 and provide translation as needed.
- We will be on the coast of Haiti. It will be humid with high temperatures in the upper 80's and lows in the low to mid 70's.
- The airlines allow one free check-in bag and one carry-on. We will have a packing party prior to leaving where we will add any additional supplies to our personal checked baggage and also pack some additional suitcases based on need.
13 years and older.