A brief word from Zach Hutchens:

A trip to Haiti is a life changing experience and Katie and I hope to be able to talk to you more about the opportunity.  I will answer some questions and tell you a little more about the area we serve.  We will schedule a more in depth meeting soon. If at any point, or after reading these quick Q&A’s you realize you won’t be able to personally go as a missionary, there are many ways to serve this mission. You may serve through donation, missionary sponsorship, and/or pre-trip service. There will be many opportunities for fundraising and service through construction supply and medical supply acquisition, sorting, packing, etc. These are just as important if not more important than going on the trip itself. Haiti’s Eden is located in Limbe, Haiti.  Limbe is in the northern rural area of Haiti.  See map link below.,+Haiti/@19.5820945,-72.3222431,10.02z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8eb6e9401caf3555:0x83254dc43b8d9057!8m2!3d19.7025729!4d-72.4051014

Please use the link below to learn more about the organization.

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10

Questions & Answers

What type of mission trip is this?

This is a "working" mission.  The medical team will work long hours and try to meet the spiritual and medical needs of hundreds of patients.  The construction team will work on infrastructure projects.  This is not a vacation or sight-seeing tour. 

What is the cost?

The cost estimate is $1700 per person.

How do I get to Haiti?  

American Airlines Commercial Flight into Cap Haitian, Haiti.

Will a passport be needed?

Yes, no more than 6 months away from expiration

Are vaccinations required? 

Yes. You will need a completed Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and  MMR series. You will also need a Typhoid and Tetanus vaccine. Also, anti-malarial medication will be required before, during, and after the trip. 

Do I need to be physically fit to go?

A certain level of fitness is recommended but nothing extreme. We will be riding in a van on very bumpy dirt roads, walking on uneven terrain and elevation. Working in hot and humid conditions will be required. 

Where do we sleep?

Bunk beds in air conditioning! Think church camp. Twin bunk beds, men and women's dorms. 

Where do we eat?

All meals are provided at the complex. Local Haitian cooks prepare all meals in a very sanitary manner and they are delicious! The food purchased for our meals is part of the cost of your trip. 

Where do we shower?

Showers are available on site.

Is it hot?

Yes, It’s hot and it’s humid. You will sweat from the time you land until the time you leave.

Is there an age requirement?

No, although if under 18 we will assess maturity level and motivation.

How many missionaries can Haiti's Eden support at a time?

20, including Katie and I. 

Can I make calls home?

Yes, you can make calls home from cell phones with international service.  Service is very spotty and not dependable.  There is also limited WIFI available.

Is it safe?

I have never felt in danger when in Haiti and would personally have no issue taking my kids there.  That being said, there is risk involved.  The link below will take you to the USA travel advisories for Haiti.