Is it safe to bring a team to Haiti?
Lifesong–MBO makes our guests’ health and safety a top priority—safety is always our primary consideration. Because of our missionaries’ experience and knowledge of Haiti and its surroundings, all precautions and details have been put in place for your safety and health. Our long-term involvement within the community has developed many close relationships with the locals. The community is familiar with Lifesong, and we’ve worked hard to earn their trust and respect. We have employed any drivers that will be driving you and hired local men from the community to serve as security. Our property is completely fenced with 24-hour security.
Our guest house and restaurant were built with you in mind. We take great care in training our kitchen staff to prepare safe and healthy meals. As much clean water as you need is supplied.
On the first night of the trip, our staff will host an orientation meeting that will help you be safe and healthy for the duration of your trip. Please feel free to contact us if you have more questions.
What vaccinations are needed?
Lifesong recommends you follow your doctor’s advice. You can also visit the CDC for the most current vaccinations and recommendations. Please ensure your team is vaccinated accordingly: www.cdc.gov/features/vaccines-travel/
How soon should I register our team?
Due to limited space in our guest house (20 rooms), you should reserve your dates as soon as you know them.
What is required for me to be a part of a team?
See the considerations info above.
How many people can we bring?
Team size depends on availability. If you were to reserve the entire guest house with 4 to a room, your team could be as large as 80.
What if I don’t know how many will come?
We can help you with this. Contact us to reserve your dates. You can always add people to your group, as long as there is space available.
What ages can come to Lifesong–MBO?
This varies depending on who will be with them. We have had some successful family groups with younger children. However, we recommend children be at least 10 and older with parents. For those coming with a youth group or mission team, we ask that they be at least 15.
Are background Checks required?
Background checks are required for anyone over 18.
What work projects will we be doing?
Our on-the-ground staff has many needs and will prioritize your projects. They will also work alongside your team leader to better understand the skill set of those coming on the trip so we can best utilize your skills and talents.
What is the dress code?
Your team leader will have a complete Team Packet with all the information you need.
What is the packing list?
Your team leader will have a complete Team Packet with all the information you will need.
Do you have any fundraisers to help us raise funds for this trip?
Yes. Teams and individuals can use mySTORY.lifesongfororphans.org, our free crowdfunding platform to raise funds for their trip. We have additional fundraising options and guides available as well, including letter-writing, coffee sales through Gobena Coffee, and Both Hands project fundraisers.
Is Lifesong – MBO affiliated with a specific denomination?
Lifesong is a para-church organization. We are not affiliated with a specific denomination. Please read our Statement of Faith at lifesong.org/about to learn more.
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