Bahamas: Experience Mission Disaster Relief

April 26, 2020 to May 01, 2020
Freeport, Grand Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian devastated much of the Bahamas on September 1st. Experience Mission has set up their relief headquarters at St. Cleveland Baptist Church. It is from this location that they are serving and helping the local community rebuild. Tasks will vary depending on need, but construction experience is a plus.

Project Leader: Lauren Roy 

Estimated Individual Cost:
$799 + airfare 

About This Project

The objective of this trip is to support the mission of Experience Mission and further your walk with the Lord. Participation on this team will give team members the opportunity to serve through a local church to help with disaster rebuild efforts. Hurricane Dorian devastated much of the Bahamas on September 1st. Experience Mission has set up their relief headquarters at St. Cleveland Baptist Church in the Freeport/Grand Bahama area. It is from this location that they are serving and helping the local community rebuild. Tasks will vary depending on need, but construction experience is a plus. 

To apply for this trip, please fill out the Global Missions Trip Application and email it to Lauren Roy at lroy@voxchurch.org.

Sleeping Arrangements

The team will stay in a secure facility. Sleeping arrangements will be vacant classrooms (or similar) at the local church. You should plan to bring air-mattresses or camping mats. Note that electricity will be limited, so hand-pumps are encouraged for air-mattresses.

Showers

Water is incredibly limited in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Residents have extremely limited access to running water and are not able to take daily showers. At this time, teams should not plan to shower daily, but will have access to bucket showers or similar a few times during the week.

Bathrooms

Teams will have access to toilet facilities at the church and arrangements will be made for worksites as well.

Water

At this time, there is no excess clean water available. Teams will have access to filtered drinking water throughout the trip.

Electricity

The entire East End of Grand Bahama Island is struggling with access to electricity. The church where you stay will have a generator, but teams should not expect to have access to electricity 24/7.

Food

A team of local people from the Bahamas will be preparing and serving meals for our team. You will have an ample selection of tasty food. You can expect to be served breakfast and dinner at the church, and you will pack sack lunches to bring with you to worksites each day.