Why serve Haiti with myLIFEspeaks?
Immersion trips hold great potential for good,
as we serve and grow from each other in different ways.
Often times, you end up getting more out of an immersion trip experience than you give
- in terms of the lasting impact on your life and way you view the world.
That's why we see our immersion experiences as more of a mutual service impact trip.
At myLIFEspeaks, we do LIFE together - as a family and commUNITY in Haiti.
Each person brings something different to the table and we all grow in LIFE together.
When carried out with due caution, wisdom, and prayer
these trips can benefit children and communities for the long term —
especially by committing to building up the local families and communities
capable of caring for them consistently over time.
To do immersion trips well, immersion trip leaders and members must plan and prepare how their service will safely promote the lasting well being of children, families, and communities.
We are committed to preparing our teams for a truly immersive experience in Haiti and
encourage you to prayerfully prepare and educate yourself for your immersion experience.
Here is where that exploration and preparation begins!
Bookmark this page; refer to it often.
learn more about how and why we do what we do!
Spiritual Preparation & Transformation
myLIFEspeaks is built upon a deep belief that Jesus Christ, as Lord & Savior, is the ONE that sustains all LIFE and we pray that our LIFE speaks that Truth, permeating everything we do. We implore you to stretch your spiritual life during this time of preparation and let’s see how God can continue to transform us.
PRAY every day for:
Patience, flexibility, grace, kindness, boldness
Unity in your team
Every LIFE in Neply and Haiti
myLIFEspeaks staff (American & Haitian)
How your LIFE can speak in the future with myLIFEspeaks
Read your Bible daily whether it’s your regular reading plan or a special plan for your trip
Read books to help understand Haitian culture or immersion trips. Here are some we suggest:
Miracle on Voodoo Mountain by Megan Boudreaux
When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett
Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David A. Livermore
Visit www.cafo.org/missions to read up on and watch a video called “Wise Short Term Missions"
Costs & Flights
All trips run from Saturday to Saturday
The cost of a trip to myLIFEspeaks is $795 and includes transportation, lodging, food, project/program costs (airfare NOT included). Trip insurance for the duration of your time in Haiti.
A $200 nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit is due upon registration and will reserve your position on the trip. (Please Review the myLIFEspeaks Refund Policy here).
You may submit payment using the links below or mailing a check payable
Nashville, TN 37224
The myLIFEspeaks Trip Registration and final payments MUST be completed by 30 days prior to leaving for Neply.
Each team member is responsible for round-trip airfare as well as transportation from hometown airport.
Flights must be reserved through
TraveLink, Jackie Smith
10 FAQ’s about going to Neply.
1. Is Haiti safe?
We work hard to ensure all of our staff and visitors are kept safe. We have full-time security at our campus in Neply and a myLIFEspeaks staff and/or intern will accompany teams and visitors at all times from the time you exit the airport in
Port-au-Prince, until you arrive at the airport again to go home.
2. What will I be doing during my trip to myLIFEspeaks in Neply, Haiti?
Throughout your 7-day stay at myLIFEspeaks you will have the opportunity to live life immersed in a Haitian village of 2,700 people. Teams and visitors have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects from construction and painting, participating in myLIFEspeaks Feeding Programs, playing bingo with senior citizens, and more.
3. Do I have to use TraveLink, the Travel Agency provided, to make my travel arrangements?
Yes, everyone coming to Neply with myLIFEspeaks must book their travel arrangements through TraveLink. Using TraveLink ensure us teams arrive on the appropriate day and time while providing an advocate in case travel plans are disrupted. We have found TraveLink to provide great pricing with fast and convenient service.
4. Do I have to schedule my trip from Saturday to Saturday?
Yes, all trips to myLIFEspeaks are from Saturday to Saturday.
5. When are my payments due?
Your non-refundable trip deposit of $200 per person is due immediately upon registration either online via credit card or directly to your team leader. Your trip must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Please review the Refund Policy.
To submit a trip payment click here.
6. Can we bring clothes, candy, snacks, etc. to hand out while in Haiti?
We strive to establish ourselves as an organization that does not provide “handouts” but instead provides means and opportunities for individuals to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Please review the Supply List. If you would like to bring items for the Neply commUNITY outside of this list please contact your team leader or mike@myLIFEspeaks.com.
7. What is the food like in Haiti? Are there Gluten Free/Vegetarian options?
We do our best to provide filling, well-balanced meals for our teams and visitors, employing some wonderful, hard-working ladies from our Neply commUNITY to help us. However, if you follow a vegetarian or gluten-free diet we strongly suggest you bring your own food to prepare during your stay in Neply, as we cannot guarantee that rice, beans or any food has not been in contact with gluten. Truly gluten-free items are not available in Haiti.
8. Is it safe to drink the water in Haiti?
myLIFEspeaks provides Culligan drinking water for all teams, visitors, and staff. You must bring a water bottle to refill throughout the day during your stay in Neply.
9. Where will I stay while in Neply? What are the rooms like?
All visitors will stay on campus at myLIFEspeaks in air-conditioned rooms that are furnished with bunk beds. Sheets and a pillow are provided but you are encouraged to bring an additional blanket.
10. What do I pack to wear while I am in Haiti?
Have questions? Email mike@myLIFEspeaks.com for answers.