Go With Us: Trips to Haiti and Dominican Republic
Have you ever wanted to go on a missions trip but wondered if you had the right skill set or thought that you had to go with a church? Do you have a group you would like to take but not sure how to go about it? Either way, we can help.
None! Except for medical teams that need doctors and nurses, you will get free on the job training.
The cost is $800 per week plus airfare. That covers lodging, meals, translators, security, transportation, and pretty much everything that you need in country. The cost is subject to change depending on the amount of people on each team. There are ways that you can raise money to cover the cost of the trip- just ask us!
Each day we will visit different orphanages and schools to help with whatever they need and love on the children. One day we might be holding babies and Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity Home for Sick Children and the next day we might be doing a craft and playing soccer with children at the Children of Jesus Orphanage.
Who Can Go?
Anyone 18-108, just know that the sun is hot, the roads are bumpy, and the days are long. Anyone under 18 needs to be part of a chaperoned high school group or accompanied by a parent.
Meet Kimmer Chapin
Team Director, Rays of Hope International
Kimmer is new to the Rays of Hope family, but her heart has been in Haiti for a long time! She has been married to Ed Chapin for 34 years and has four children. For 21 years, Kim was an early childhood educator. Kim was always involved with international travel all of her life, but afraid to personally commit to missions except to support from a far. God got a hold of her heart in January of 2008. Kim’s father passed away, leaving her with a small inheritance. Kim and her husband and felt they would tithe to mission endeavors, but seeking where to best support. After reading an article about the needs in Haiti, Kim was led to not only give financially, but to take her very first mission trip.
During that trip, Kim met a little gal who lacked the opportunity to attend school. After seeking out her story, she felt moved to provide an educational experience for her. When handed her bio information, Kim learned she shared the same birthday as her father. This was the affirmation that Kim was where God wanted her to be. Her heart was broken and ready to serve more fully in this impoverished country. The rest is history.
Her goal is to provide a life changing and an impactful opportunity to those who seek to minister and those we serve in poverty stricken countries with Rays of Hope International.
Are you interested in setting up a trip with your school, church, book club, or friends?
Contact Kim for information, dates, and opportunities to serve abroad.