Guatemala Mission Trip to Haiti August 10-17 2010, The week of August 10-17 we will be taking a team from Guatemala to the nation of Haiti to minister and bring relief. There are only 10 team member places available per trip so sign up now!
The Condition of the country <ul><li>As a whole the country of Haiti is in complete ruin. In Port a Prince every building was either totally destroyed, or is so badly damaged it is unsafe. There are still possibly tens or hundreds of thousands, of people missing and unaccounted for. </li></ul><ul><li>All municipal services such as water and electricity are still out due to extensive damage to the delivery infrastructure. The only electric power in the country is provided by generator. Water has to be trucked in or hand carried by bucket. </li></ul><ul><li>Food is also very scarce. There are no restaurants. The only establishments offering food are hotels and at a very high price. A hamburger cost almost $10. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring every thing you need with you: money, clothes, snacks, batteries, etc. The only way to get money is through wire transfer, waiting hours in line. </li></ul>
The loss of life <ul><li>The picture on the left is a mass grave site. The exact number of bodies buried here is uncertain, but the estimates are around 100,000. Shallow ditches were dug with a tractor, and the bodies were dumped with dump trucks and then covered. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many bodied still buried in the rubble of the city. There are not enough tractors or heavy equipment to lift the huge slabs of concrete that have collapsed on top of people. Some estimates are as high as 100,000 still buried in the rubble. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a spiritual heaviness over the country of hopelessness and despair. </li></ul>
All municipal hospitals collapsed or are so badly damaged they are unusable. Doctors without borders set up this trauma tent and are treating patients there.
Due to poor quality construction materials multi story buildings completely collapsed
Displaced people of Haiti <ul><li>There are estimated to be millions of displaced people all over the country. The more fortunate ones are living in ten city’s all over the country. Hundreds of thousands more are sleeping on the ground with only bed sheets or pieces of plastic for covering. </li></ul>
Ministry Partners and Opportunities in Haiti <ul><li>Global Outreach: Has 27 years ministry experience in country and will be our primary contact. We will be networking with Global and working directly with them. They will be providing housing, food, transportation, security, and facilitating ministry outreaches. Global has a 66 acre ministry base with several guest houses, and very tight security. The Global facility is also housing the base camp of Samaritans Purse and Friendships International, both of which will be ministry partners. Global has many church plants all over the country and has ask us to help in repair and rebuilding of those churches. Global is also implementing a permanent housing program giving selected families a home for a very inexpensive monthly payment, we will help with the home construction. </li></ul><ul><li>Samaritans Purse: Samaritans is very heavily invested into the reconstruction and evangelism of Haiti. They are very well funded and have many programs thought the country. They have asked us to facilitate the construction of temporary housing. This will be a hands off project where Samaritans will provide all materials, training, and construction locations. Our teams will provide the labor to construct the housing. </li></ul><ul><li>Friendships International: Our relation ship with Friendships with be very similar to that with Samaritans Purse, in that we will help facilitate projects they have established in Haiti. Temporary housing will be one of those projects. </li></ul>
Global Outreaches ministry base <ul><li>Global has several guest houses with 24 hour electricity, water, and security </li></ul><ul><li>The base has 4 diesel generators, and 9 fresh water wells </li></ul><ul><li>The base staff provide food preparation, cleaning and laundry service </li></ul><ul><li>Limited internet access is available, as well as long distance phone service </li></ul>
Temporary Housing Project <ul><li>The houses are pre fabricated and only need to be assembled. </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of 10 people can assemble 2 houses per hour </li></ul><ul><li>We will work 8 hour days for 6 days </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal will be 100 homes per team </li></ul>
Mission Trip Opportunity Date: August 10-17 th 2010. Ground costs: $65 a day includes food, housing, transportation in Haiti, ministry outreaches, and one day of fun. ( Your application fee and $200,000 travel medical insurance policy with emergency medical evacuation back to Guatemala is also included in your ground cost.) Air fair: $650 round trip discounted group rate. Total trip cost is $1170.00 Registration: There are only 10 places available, so you must register as soon as possible. Visit www.trailblazerinternational.org and download the trip application. Fill it out and contact Jeremy Israel at 5937-2997 or [email_address] . A $100 deposit is required to reserve your place on the team, due as soon as possible.
One of Global Outreach’s churches that need to be repaired
The people are spiritually hungry and are meeting any where they can find shelter. <ul><li>We the Christian Church have an opportunity like no other to bring the Love of Jesus to the gates of Hell. </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism will be part of ever trip </li></ul>
Will you help give them a future, together we can touch and change lives through the Love of Jesus