Ministry Teams

                      

                                                                    INTERACTIVE MINISTRY

                   

Ignited by God given initiative, a mission team provides an avenue of opportunity to exercise your faith.  How?  By sharing your talents and expertise with the people who live in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti.  As your desire to serve intensifies, this page will not only give you a list of the requirements but also outline a brief summary of the teams serving with the Mission this year. 

Requirements:

Passport required – For help, access www.VisaExpress.com 

  • View “Expedite Passport.”

Shots recommended include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid
  • Chloroquine pills for malaria

Price: Cost will vary depending upon airline expense and accomodations arranged for team while in Haiti. Team members are responsible for transportation to and from Florida.

Field Health Practices:

  • Always question the water! Make sure your team leader has indicated that the water is safe to drink.
  • It is also a good idea to bring a backpack as well as individually wrapped snacks for daytime travel. Eat food only as directed by team leaders.
  • Wash your hands during and after all field activities in warm soapy water. Team members are encouraged to carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer.
  • Due to an over abundance of mosquitoes during certain seasons, bug repellant is recommended.

Guidelines:

  • Willingness to comply with NHMI practices and policies while serving on the field.
  • Clothing. Please wear lightweight attire. Women should wear skirts, dresses, capris or split skirts. Please avoid wearing tight blouses or shirts. Men can wear blue jeans or casual trousers with a polo shirt or nice t-shirt. For all team members. No short shorts, cutoffs, or men’s shorts will be allowed outside the hotel at any time. Tank tops are not allowed. Team members need to make sure there are no rips or tears in their clothing. Please wear shoes everywhere.
  • Never give your address, email, or phone number to a national.
  • Please do not take pictures of people in very poor situations without their permission. It is an insult to their culture and their lifestyle.
  • Team members need to ask Mission personnel before giving out money as gifts to the Haitian people and before making any promises or commitments to them. It can be difficult for guests of the Mission to understand the mentality of the nationals. What might seem harmless to you can create angry feelings toward team members and career missionaries. Our desire is that the witness of our daily lives might be woven into the fabric of Haitian culture as golden strands of God’s redemptive love.

As your desire turns into reality, you should receive a NHMI team member commitment package complete with a disclaimer form that needs to be signed and returned to the respective team leader before you leave for the field.  Because we value YOUR input …  toward the end of your team experience, you will also be asked to fill out a short evaluation form which helps us determine the effectiveness of our combined ministry outreach.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

JANUARY

Field Dates: December 29th-January 6th

Ministry Partner: West Hills Community Church (IL)

NHMI Host: Paul Glyman 

Team Objectives

  • Medical and Dental Clinics
  • Village Evangelism/Food Distribution   
  • Construction Project

Field Dates: January 12-19th

Ministry Partner: Vibbard Christian Union (MO)

NHMI Hosts: Travis and Audra Morris 

Team Objectives

  • Child Sponsorship Interaction – Home Visitation
  • “Classroom Connections – Teacher Reflections”
  • Clean Water Filtration Systems – Workshops at all NHMI Schools

Field Dates: January 27th-February 3rd

Ministry Partner: Grace Chapel – Pastor Myron Goodwin (TN)

Team Objectives

  • Christmas Gift Distribution – NHMI School Network
  • Timothy Initiative

FEBRUARY

Field Dates: February 19-23

Ministry Partner: Journey Church – Sponsor Care (FL)

Team Objectives

  • School Pictures
  • Community Outreach/Food Distribution
  • Child Sponsorship Interaction

MARCH

Field Dates: March 5-9th

NHMI Board Member: Pastor Ralph Morris (MO)

Objectives

  • Construction of Iron Gates at all NHMI School Facilities – Security Issue

Field Dates: MARCH 9-19

NHMI Staff: Sandro Cassini

Objectives

  • Vocational Development

APRIL

Field Dates: April 27-29

Ministry Partner: Living for Hope/Doug Diamond (FL)

Team Objectives

  • Ministry to the Elderly

MAY

Field Dates: May 5-12

Ministry Partner: Grace Chapel (TN)

Team Objectives

  • Discipleship Seminar: “Identity in Christ”
  • Community Ministry Project: Elderly 
  • Work Project

Field Dates: May 10-12

Ministry Host: Dave Vandenberg (FL)

Team Objectives

  • Building Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Construction Projects
    • Maintenance
    • Completion of Existing Projects

Field Dates: May 13-15

Ministry Host: Sandro Cassini (FL)

Team Objectives

  • Building Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Vocational Vision – Agricultural Development 

JUNE 

Field Dates: June 17-23

Ministry Partner: Michael Goldsmith (MO)

Team Objectives

  • Medical Clinic
  • Elderly and Young Children

Field Dates: June 24 – July 1st

Ministry Partner: Michael Goldsmith (MO)

Team Objectives

  • Cross Cultural Teacher Training Team
  • Team Building and Teacher Affirmation

OCTOBER

Field Dates: October 6-13
Ministry Partner: Grace Chapel (TN)
Team Objectives
  • Timothy Initiative
  • Community Project
  • Work Project
Field Dates: October 21-25
Ministry Partner: Journey Church (FL)
Team Objectives
  • Child Sponsorship Interaction
  • Vision Exams – Eyeglasses for School Children
  • Solar Light Initiative
  • Village Evangelism/Food Distribution
NOVEMBER
 
Field Dates: November 5-9 (to be confirmed)
Ministry Partner: TVCC (TN)
Team Objectives
  • Medical Ministry
  • Village Evangelism/Food Distribution