MTW Medical Mission Trip To Gonaives, Haiti May 21-May 28, 2020 (Non-Medical and Medical Participants Needed)
A MTW medical mission trip to Gonaives, Haiti is planned for May 21 – May 28, 2020 (Thursday to Thursday) to work with MTW missionary Rev. Esaie Etienne in his 3 church plants in the Gonaives, Haiti area (approximately 75 miles north of Port-au-Prince). Both medical and especially non-medical participants are needed for this team. Physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and paramedicals are needed for work with the adults and children seen in the 5 mobile medical clinics. There is a special need for non-medical participants to be involved in triage/obtaining information for medical records, non-verbal Gospel presentations, distribution of Four Spiritual Laws in Haitian Creole & French pamphlets, Gospel bracelets distribution, music, female chaperones, assisting with pharmacy duties, courier, photographer, fitting of reading glasses, showing patient education videos in waiting areas, assisting pastors as needed, and a general willingness to serve where needed. Ability to speak French is a plus, but translators are available for all participants.
Rev. Etienne has said that medical clinics are the main request he has for assisting his work in the Gonaives church plants he has established. Trinity Church is the main church and usually 2 mobile clinics are held there. The housing for the team is located adjacent to Trinity Church. The other 3 mobile medical clinics will be at Docine Christian School & church plant where approximately 450 students attend Grades 1-12 and at Truth Church (the church that Arden Presbyterian contributed $15,000 at the 2017 APC Missions Conference to enable the church building to be completed).
All meals will be provided in the building adjacent to Trinity Church except packed lunches will be taken on the 3 mobile clinics away from Trinity Church. There are rooms where a maximum of 14 participants could have beds with air conditioning, showers (no hot water, but solar heating provides lukewarm water), and Western style toilets within a wall protected area. Gonaives is a relatively safe area of Haiti, and it is a much more family friendly area in comparison to Port-au-Prince.
The total cost is in the $1800-$2000 range including flights and ground expenses. Participants need to be 17 y.o. or older, and 16 y.o. participants are allowed when accompanied by a parent. Partial scholarships are available depending on funding, and those interested will need to make application to the Arden Presbyterian Missions Committee.
Anyone interested in going as either medical or non-medical participants should apply no later than early April 2020.
Contact Dr. Jerry Ariail at [email protected] for additional information.