Many Hands for Haiti (MH4H) wants to transform lives forever by being love in action in this broken world, especially in Haiti. The six action areas that MH4H focus on are education, leadership development, agriculture, heath care access, safe homes, and economic development. The headquarters are in Pella, Iowa, and Pignon, Haiti, is home to the MH4H campus.
Key Scripture: Romans 12:1-8:
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
MH4H works in several different areas of Haiti, and teams will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the following projects. Serve alongside MH4H staff and local Haitians with the Safe Homes project, providing concrete floors for families. Assist with the Mil Jou program, which provides meals for children during the first 1,000 days of their lives, as well as providing meals for their families. Distribute Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.) carts to provide mobility for those who need it. Volunteers with specialized skills (electricians, doctors, nurses, agronomy experts) may be able to work in their field of expertise on special projects.
The guest house in Haiti accommodates up to 24 people comfortably, with 1-4 people per room in the sleeping quarters. The common area has a dining area and a sitting area. MH4H employs two cooks who provide three meals a day. In addition, there is safe drinking water, pressurized plumbing, and U.S.-standard electrical outlets powered by solar energy. The large campus is protected by 24/7 security personnel.
Cost will vary based on where travel is from. Total cost from Iowa, for instance, is typically $1,700–$1,800. This includes airfare, ground transportation, lodging en route, room and board while in Haiti, travel insurance, and project supplies.
A day-trip to the Citadelle near Cap Haitien is included in your trip. Other options are available upon request.
Minimum age is 10 years old if traveling with a parent/guardian, and high school age if traveling without a parent/guardian.
If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.
Coordinator for Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist
Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.