Y4O mission trips focus on Sharing the Gospel, Training Leaders and Caring for Orphans. While each mission trip offers a unique experience, all attendees will gain a cultural awareness and spread God’s love to children who have been removed from their homes or orphaned by the loss of their parents or abandonment. Our trips are designed for rising 9th grade students to young adults, with some specific trips for young adults only. These trips are all Gospel centered and each participant will grow deeper in their relationship with Christ.
Our teams travel to the island of La Ganove, Haiti, located off of the west coast of the mainland of Haiti. La Ganove is often considered the poorest area of Haiti with minimal resources and extremely high unemployment rates which are leading factors to orphaned children.
Most people in Haiti live on less than $2 per day. Y4O supports the Family of Happy Children Orphanage, a local school and church and several communities throughout the year by providing food, supplies, care and development.
This mission experience focuses on building relationships through camps, community development, orphan care, and orphan prevention programs. We will work closely with the Family of Happy Children Orphanage, College of Ralph C. Tuthill School, and the rural communities of Betoti and Nan Lebrun.
If you are ready to step outside of your comfort zone, fall in love with a community and serve orphaned and vulnerable children who have experienced extreme poverty and scarcity of resources, this is the trip for you. The language of the Gospel and the love we share transcends the language barrier.
Unfortunately, our trips to Haiti have been postponed due to the civil unrest and COVID-19. If the travel ban is released, we will make efforts to send a small team to assist in the restoration. Please continue to pray that justice is reached in Haiti.
If you would like to currently help the people in Haiti, please consider donating to provide for their needs.
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More about La Gonave, Haiti
This island off the coast of Port Au Prince, is known as the “forgotten Haiti”. People who live here have limited access to employment and resources. Education has only recently become available to parts of the island. The island experiences extended periods of drought, making it difficult to farm food. Scarcity of food and clean water has also kept the country’s infant mortality rate at around 50%.
Family of Happy Children
At the core of what we do, are the children of the Family of Happy Children’s Home in the community of Betoti, La Ganove. Y4O supports 13 children at the home, by providing shelter, food, education, and domestic care.
Community and Development
Y4O partners with Pastor Agones Jean Jacque to help build the community of Christ and support development initiatives including: College of Ralph Tuttle, Family of God Church and 9 church plants, Nan Le Brun village, and job creation.