With God as our guide, our family has answered a calling as missionaries in Haiti, a country that is very close to our hearts. We are so excited to share with all of you what this journey looks like for our family. We have listened to so many wonderful stories of friends and family talk about their love for orphans and Haiti, and we have answered many questions regarding our mission work. In order to better answer all of the questions that are floating around, we have designed a Frequently Asked Questions format of information for you to enjoy! Thank you for praying alongside us and encouraging us through this incredible time in our lives!
Will you be working with a particular organization while in Haiti?
Yes, the mission organization that we are working with is called myLIFEspeaks. Check them out at www.myLIFEspeaks.com, and read all about the vision that we share a passion for.
As part of the myLIFEspeaks team, will you be paid a salary by the organization?
No…we will have to raise all of the funds for the first year on staff with myLIFEspeaks. We will have to raise around $50,000 as well as collect some tangible items (not included in the estimated fundraising), including homeschooling curriculum, electronics for homeschooling and correspondence with family and friends, etc. Feel free to ask specific questions on how this works and how you can help! We have more information to come very soon on this topic!
What is your role with myLIFEspeaks?
As of now, we are the Mission Teams Coordinators. We are responsible for preparing teams for going to Haiti, coordinating flights, insurance, supplies, and all other trip related tasks. We will also be leading mission trips to Haiti. We are thrilled to work with such an amazing ministry, and look forward to the roles that God would have in store for us in the future!
Where is the myLIFEspeaks campus located?
The campus sits in a small village called Neply, northeast of the town, Leogane. It is approximately 25 miles southwest from Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince.
What language do Haitians speak?
Creole…we are very excited to learn their language and watch our kiddos acquire a new language as well!
Can friends and family travel to Haiti with you?
YES!! We would LOVE for all of our friends and family to come visit us in Neply….join a mission team or just come over to visit. Either way, your heart will be changed forever!
We are so thankful for the role that each of you has played in our lives thus far, and we are incredibly grateful for your support in the journey that is ahead. God has incredible plans for the beautiful country of Haiti, and we feel honored to be a part of His work there. Please keep our family and the whole myLIFEspeaks organization in your thoughts and prayers as we work together to make a difference in a place where so much help is needed.
We would love for you to join us on this journey and keep up with the latest information on our family. Feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Chris and Tracy King