Join the thousands getting involved in short-term missions today!
This is New Joy’s second trip down, click here to watch New Joy’s first outreach from back in 2009!
Youth With A Mission is targeting the nation of Haiti with outreaches. Is you’re team capable?
IT WON’T BE EASY!
Your trip will be demanding and challenging, both physically and spiritually. You will be living dormitory style; or you may be camping in primitive conditions as you hike to remote mountain villages with no roads, electricity, or plumbing; or living in churches as you minister among the crowded homes of one of Haiti’s cities.
FULL DAYS AND FULL HEARTS
Your days may be spent delivering Bibles to Haitian families who are hungry for God’s word and/or working on much-needed construction projects. You will also hear experienced, frontline missionaries share practical, godly principles they have learned as they share God’s love with the people of Haiti.
WE ARE ALL CALLED
It isn’t good enough to talk about how Christianity can change a nation. I want to see it!
Jesus said: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
-Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
First: The great commission, as we call it, is a command for all of us, who count ourselves disciples of Christ, to go. That means that we are to be a part of the spreading of the gospel and discipling of all nations, either by physically going or by sending others. That is our responsibility.
Second: There is another responsibility that Christ gives us in this passage, “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” We have a responsibility to teach people to live according to the principles found in His Word, the Bible.
Third: He tells us, as we fulfill these two commands, that we can have security in knowing that His presence is with us. By His power we can complete the task.
God never told us to save the world, but only to teach the world to obey the truth. “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NIV. We are to influence society through effective communication of Christ’s teachings and by encouraging people to practice those teachings. As we do this, the Spirit of God reveals truth and sets the captives free!
Team members, as well as Haitians, are blessed when a building team comes to YWAM Haiti. The interactions that occur often make an impact that is life changing.
In 2001 building teams from Pennsylvania and North Carolina, with the help of Haitian masons and laborers, saw the completion of a new staff housing duplex. By hiring local workers they were able to accomplish giving to the community through training Haitians in building efficiency.
“God has shown me to be grateful for the country I live in. God Bless America!
Also to be humble and mindful of the needs of others.”
— Lester Shober tile setter, age 82, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
(3rd outreach trip to YWAM Haiti)
“Everything surprised me, the poverty, roads,
houses, everything overall was mind boggling.”
— Elvin Garman
Boss Joe’s skills in masonry have improved greatly after working hand-in-hand with our different building teams. Not only did he learn improved techniques, but he is one of several that have begun to receive a steady income.
CHANGE IS COMING!
Our building teams are a key part of this change.
2004 was known to many Haitians as the year of liberation—the ending of the 200 year Boukman contract. It is time to see God’s plan re-established in Haiti! As a result we need to complete construction of our campus in St. Marc. We want to be ready for the future with a fully equipped training and operating center. Who will train, equip and strengthen the next generation as the land is won for God and the Haitian people find freedom?
Youth Team Outreach:
Imagine being somewhere between the ages of 12 to 25. Someone asks you to go on a missions trip. The trip is to Haiti, in the summer… on your summer vacation. Then they tell you that you’ll be working in a school during your summer vacation! Would you do it?
A group of nineteen youth from Chelsea Free Methodist Church boldly took on this challenge. They came with two goals in mind: to get to know the staff and to help prepare Liberty Academy for the coming year. (Liberty Academy is YWAM Haiti’s K-9 school) They lightened the load of volunteer teachers by helping with renovations and other preparations for the school.
A few of the improvements the team made during their week-long outreach trip were: putting up a swing, making a bicycle rack, painting and cleaning the classrooms, building bookshelves, and constructing picnic tables. Whew! As a result the teachers were greatly encouraged and better prepared for the coming school year.
They also got to know our staff and began to understand the sacrifices and challenges they go through. After returning home we received an email form Paul Reoch, one of the CFM team.
“… I have never experienced as much love and compassion as I did with you all. You made me grow mentally and spiritually in a matter of one week. I am trying my hardest to carry on the things I have learned from you here in the U.S.”
— Paul Reoch
Will You Go?
We pray and they come! Are you one of them? Then get involved!
“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into His field.” Matthew 9:38