Port au Prince, Haiti Mission Trips

Shortly after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, Mission Discovery began taking teams right into the heart of the hardest hit areas.

Today, 400,000 homeless refugees still live amid abhorrent conditions in tent cities. Working with local, national and international ministries, your team will work toward meeting the spiritual and physical needs of those who have nothing. In the earthquake resettlement of Onaville, Haiti, Mission Discovery has brought hope to the community through clean water initiatives and church planting.  Teams serve Onaville by constructing water stations, churches, joining a community prayer walk, and leading children's Bible school.

Pastor Noel Gespere has a vision for Onaville to launch 1,000 churches that serve the spiritual and physical needs of the community.  The relationship has led to the construction of water stations at each completed church for distribution.  The clean water stations have improved the health of the community!

Your service will help bring an end to generations of spiritual and physical desolation, and advance redevelopment efforts with the ultimate goal of producing safe, sustainable communities.

  • Lodging:  Teams are housed at a camp-style facility in Port au Prince.  It is also a children's home, which is separate from group lodging facilities.   
  • Food:  One of the experiences of every Mission Discovery camp is the attention to providing good food!  Breakfast and dinner meals are prepared buffet style in the kitchen by camp staff.  Lunches are sandwiches on the worksite.
  • Transportation:  Once your team arrives in Port au Prince, all your ground transportation is taken care of by Mission Discovery.
  • Daily Work:  Monday through Thursday your team will be involved in construction and outreach in the community of Onaville.  Expect this work to involve mixing concrete, carpentry and children's and adult outreaches.  Door to door visits in the community are also a possibility.  Sunday, your start day, you'll attend a church service in Onaville and be involved in a prayer walk in the community.  

*Trip cost is price plus registration fee.

Trip Dates

10/14/17 to 10/20/17
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$775*
10/21/17 to 10/27/17
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$775*
11/22/17 to 11/28/17
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$775*
1/6/18 to 1/12/18
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$800* /$775 Early Bird
6/2/18 to 6/8/18
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$800* /$775 Early Bird
6/9/18 to 6/15/18
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$800* /$775 Early Bird
6/16/18 to 6/22/18
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$800* /$775 Early Bird
6/23/18 to 6/29/18
High School, Family, College Age, Adult
$800* /$775 Early Bird

Trip Videos

Mission Discovery Onaville Update

Mission Discovery staff discuss the on going work being done in Onaville, Haiti by short term mission teams. Learn about Mission Discovery's efforts to build churches and water stations just outside of Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Mission Discovery Haiti

Maury Buchanan describes the work being done in Haiti. Learn more about Haiti mission trips with Mission Discovery.

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Trip News

October 18, 2016 by Maury Buchanan
The week before Hurricane Matthew, I stood with Pastor Noel in the community of Onaville dreaming about the location for their next church build…church number six.  Onaville is a resettlement community for victims displaced in the earthquake of 2010. 
September 26, 2016 by Courtney Rivera
*This article was written by one of our recent mission trip participants with permission to share. "I came to Haiti for the first time a little over a year ago. I was in several unhealthy relationships and didn't even know it. I was broken. I was looking for something, but I didn't know what. A few days into my trip, I finally realized just how broken I really was. I realized how desperate for the Father I was. I spent that night crying in the prayer room that God would save me from those relationships, that He would heal the pain.
November 4, 2014 by Michael Kneff
You are probably sitting in a chair right now. If not, you’ve probably sat in one at some point today. We don’t think about chairs. They are just there. Waiting for us to sit down. Have you ever thought about how you take a chair for granted? In the town of Onaville, Haiti, resources are so scarce that people bring their own chair to church or to school. Can you imagine having to carry around your own seat? Nothing comes easy in Onaville. Unless you provide it yourself, you don’t even have a chair to sit on. 
May 26, 2014 by Nathan Walters
It wiggled it’s way through a baby’s nasal passage and came out of his FACE!  In Haiti, our medical team sends most patients through the “deworming station” after being seen by a doctor or nurse.  There, they enjoy a pill, a dime sized peanut butter snack and a cup of water.
May 1, 2014 by Nathan Walters
The sun rises early in Haiti.  Dogs barking, roosters crowing, it’s time to peel myself out of bed as all of creation is shouting and begging me to wake up.  What will I experience today? Yesterday I witnessed things I had never dreamed of.  I held a screaming infant as infections were scraped from his sores.  I passed out bags of rice and beans and saw true despair as a crowd of people kept growing and the number of bags kept shrinking.
March 7, 2014
“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa
April 2, 2012 by Stan Horrell
Come on a Mission Discovery project in Haiti and you’ll never be the same – maybe! Spending a week in Port au Prince can leave a person with a nagging sense of hopelessness. The obvious injustices and an overwhelming plight of poverty have the potential to inoculate one’s heart from the endless filmstrip that keeps reeling through the mind after returning home.
March 21, 2012 by Maury Buchanan
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February 21, 2012 by Maury Buchanan
Today a Mission Discovery medical team is on the ground in Port au Prince, Haiti. This medical mission trip is at New Life Children's Home where over 140 children of all ages are cared for. The Orphanage was begun over 30 years ago by a nurse to care for the needs of children.
June 28, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
Mission Discovery Summer Mission Trips are underway and Maury Buchanan, gives this video update on all that's happening. Mission Discovery organizes trips in 9 nations including the United States for youth, college age, and adult groups.
May 18, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
REPRINT TheCitizen.com: Despite the U.S. State Departments travel warnings about Haiti, Whitewater High senior Graham Geyer decided not to let the warnings deter his spring break plans. Geyer along with four adults from the Fayette County area traveled to Port-au-Prince as part of a fact-finding mission for an upcoming mission trip in June.
April 20, 2011 by Stan Horrell
We are seldom satisfied with the speed in which our hopes and desires play out in life. We want things done – and we want them done NOW! In the past year my path has crossed through Haiti and number of times. Without exception, I’ve sensed this inner conflict while viewing Port au Prince out my airplane window, winging my way back home – UNTIL LAST WEEK!
January 22, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
Yesterday I was chatting with a friend who works for a NASCAR race team. We were talking about his job for the team. During a race he’s monitoring track temperatures, tire pressure, track bar adjustments, and other driver’s pit stops. I’ve been out there with him in the pits. He and I know that his car is set up better than Carl Edwards, and yet Carl wins? “Regardless of how well a car is set up, it really comes down to the driver,” my friend says.
January 13, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
Samuel Masadieu is a quiet little boy who doesn’t speak English, so it’s hard to know what the Haitian orphan thinks. But when he giggles, holds Rich Rohde’s hand, or runs his fingers through his hair, it’s clear to Rohde that the boy doesn’t think of him as just a white man with money from some far away place called Johnstown, Pa. Rohde gravitates toward Samuel, who fades into the background among the many children who arrived at the northern Haiti orphanage months after January’s earthquake left them alone in streets of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.
December 15, 2010 by Stan Horrell
There is no greater satisfaction than knowing you've played a role in bringing a contractor from Long Island, NY to the island city of Port au Prince, Haiti.
May 22, 2010 by Maury Buchanan
Leanna Crossman R.N., is one of hundreds of compassionate nurses who have volunteered since the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010. The Mission Discovery team of nurses met her at General Hospital in Haiti where she lead an orientation for them. She makes her home in Champaign, IL. Leanna is pictured far left orienting our nurses. These are her Reflections of Haiti.
May 5, 2010 by Maury Buchanan
"She continues to trust God that one day she will see!" In her 60's she came to our medical clinic with one request. "I'm blind." Rachelle wrote the information on a piece of paper, prayed for her, and walked her to a waiting medical staff. Cataracts, simple to cure here in the U.S., but in Haiti a different story. This is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and here everything is difficult.
April 15, 2010 by Maury Buchanan
The official opening of Mission Discovery's HOLD the Children Orphanage in Haiti is this week and a team is there to dedicate the building and work as well. Just outside the city of Port de Paix, Haiti is Mission Discovery childrens home that currently meets the needs of 19 children. The home provides a safe place, and education and nutrition.
March 6, 2010 by Maury Buchanan
Bill McDowell is my earthly consultant on poverty. Bill is the founder of Second Mile Development in Huntsville, Alabama.
February 21, 2010 by Maury Buchanan
What if, every Sunday your church walked out of the doors and in unison were singing the song you started in the building? That is the perfect description of the church in Haiti right now! I couldn't believe my eyes! I saw it first hand.

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