Going on a mission trip with ACTS is more than just traveling to another country and serving Haitians who lack the essentials for a life above the poverty threshold – it’s about a willingness and obedience to follow where the Lord has called you to go and be, allowing the Lord to be who He says He is, and inviting Him to work in your heart and come alive in you.
We’ve witnessed the power of the Lord on these trips – how He molds and shifts our teams’ hearts to reflect Himself and shine His light. We’ve experienced His healing power to heal brokenness – allowing our teams to serve well and love radically.
As an organization, our Mission is to actively serve the neglected and orphaned children in Haiti. We strive to help end the cycle of poverty and hopelessness by providing shelter, education, life skills, food and a caring, loving environment.
We have a vision to shine the light of salvation by Loving God, Loving others, following Jesus and living in the Spirit.
As part of our mission trips we will:
1) distribute food through our partnership with Feed my starving Children to communities in need.
2) We’ll distribute clothes and shoes to churches and villages that are off the beaten path, often overlooked and left out.
3) Each day we leave room for the Lord to move, for Him to call us to be bold, to be brave, and to go be love in ways that we would have never imagined for ourselves. We’ll spend time in villages and churches, and at our mission house playing, embracing, encouraging, and loving the communities that we are immersed in.
At the end of the week we’ll spend the day at a resort reflecting on our experiences, refreshing our hearts and minds, and growing in the relationships we’ve planted.
Your Mission Trip Information
The country of Haiti is currently going through many transitions. ACTS will be security minded in our mission trips.
Airfare: The airfare is a variable cost in your trip. The earlier you purchase plane ticket(s), the more likely your airfare will be less. Once you have completed the required paperwork (link to paperwork), we will provide you with the flight itinerary and flight information for you to arrange purchasing your airfare, of we can purchase your tickets. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 574-527-0103. We will need your completed paperwork prior to confirming your trip.
Accommodations in Haiti: Teams will stay at our A.C.T.S. Mission house in Haiti. We will have our cooks prepare breakfast and dinner, lunch will be prepared by our team. More specific details will be sent to you once your application for the trip is received. We do have air conditioning, wireless internet and electricity at our mission house. Note: Air conditioning, internet and electricity may not always be available. No hot water.
You will receive a list of what to bring for your specific trip.
What ladies wear: Prior to your trip you will receive an ACTS tee shirt to be worn on flights into/out of Haiti. All clothing worn should at knee level or below. If we attend church services or other events skirts/dresses should be worn.
What men wear: Prior to your trip you will receive an ACTS tee shirt. Shorts are allowed to be worn and shirts are to be worn at all times. Pants and a collared shirt will be required at church and other stated events.
Length of trip: 5-8 days
Age Requirement: 18 years or older (if you are traveling alone) or with approval and discussions with A.C.T.S. organization.
Document Needed: a current passport. Passport valid for six months from date of entry is required.
Food and Water: Your food is safely cooked and there is plenty of clean, safe drinking water.
International Medical Insurance: For the dates you are in Haiti, we will provide short-term international medical insurance with emergency air evacuation coverage (repatriation). This cost is included in the ‘Team Expense” outlined below.
Immunizations and medication: You must have a current tetanus vaccination. Check with your doctor or healthcare provider about medications to prevent malaria and other medicines or immunizations he/she deems appropriate for your travel to Haiti. Please visit www.cdc.gov for updated vaccination and information need for your travel.
Team Expense: This amount varies depending on the team's mission and destination in Haiti. The amount covers cost of fuel, food, shelter, projects, translators, cooks, medical supplies, transportation and security while in Haiti. Team expense ranges from minimum of $860/person. Note: Your airfare and transportation are additional to this expense.
Your expense is to be paid as follows:
Deposit: $200 check or money order (plus completed application, liability form and a photo copy of your passport) are required to secure your spot for the trip. The $200 deposit is non refundable. Your $200 payment will go towards the ACTS mission trip balance. The ACTS trip is $860 and your $200 deposit will be used towards that balance. Please Mail items to the ACTS address provided. Once your documents are received with your deposit we will then purchase the ticket for your appropriate week. You will be requested to pay your airfare immediatley upon purchase of ticket. Once your ticket is purchased the ticket belongs to you. We will not refund cost of ticket.
Payment: Your balance of the $860 for your trip is due 30 days prior to departure. Reminder the $860 does not include airfare. Your airfare price is determined once your ticket is purchased.
Mail payment to Allowing Christ To Shine, P.O. Box 841, Warsaw, IN 46581. Checks payable to A.C.T.S. or Allowing Christ To Shine
Mission Trip Dates and Deadlines for 2018
July 11-17, 2018
July 18-24, 2018
Seats are limited to travel to Haiti. It is one of the most traveled destinations for mission organizations and the plane will fill up quickly. Airfare is rising each day and will determine the total cost of the trip. Dates are subject to change. We would love to have you on our trip.
Cost of trips for 2018 is $860. This includes all accommodations while in Haiti. This does not include your airfare or transportation to airport.
Please click on the forms below. Please mail these completed forms in with your deposit payable to Allowing Christ To Shine, P.O. Box 841, Warsaw, IN 46581 or email the forms to email@example.com.
Please email us if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org