Hi, my name is Katie Arenales and I am part of the Haiti’s mission team. My entire family and I attend Calvary Chapel Perris and have recently involved themselves in ministry there. Since attending Perris, this is the first time I will be going on a missions trip and I am so glad the Lord lead me to go to Haiti. Three years ago the Lord planted the seed for my desire to go to Haiti while I was attending Bible college in Murrieta. He has then placed people in my life who have reinforced my desire to go. I have always had a longing to work with children and have been blessed to have the opportunities to do so, but being able to go to a foreign country and be with children, and tell them about Jesus is a blessing beyond any other. I’m extremely excited to go on this trip and be challenged in ways that I haven’t been before. I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported our team and ask that you continue to do so in prayer as we prepare to spread God’s name in Haiti. “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6
Hello! My name is Sarah Mendoza, new name actually! Just got married in April to my husband, Jason! Married life is awesome, I highly suggest it. I am obsessed with the ocean, anything involving being in the water! I play soccer and love being outside. This trip will be my 7th time to Haiti, and it is one of my favorite places in the world. I started going three years ago with a nonprofit named Grangou, which in hungry in creole. I love the people there and how Jesus will do anything for them to know how loved they really are. I have also visited Nicaragua, El Salvador this last year and Mexico with James' nonprofit, Frontline! I pray the Lord will use me wherever is needed and that my heart looks just like His! I pray that my husband, who is also going (his first time) will fall in love with Haiti as much as I have and the Lord will potentionally use us long term there. I am STOKED to see a different side of Haiti and serve a different people group, because I have only served in one area in the past visits to Haiti, so I am excited to serve and meet new people and see all that the Lord has! I would pray for health and for the Lord to continue to shape my heart to be more servant minded and be teachable in all my ways. My family knows my heart for this country, so they are blessed with my being able to return, and even more excited that I know get to go and serve with my husband.
Mwen rele Jason Mendoza and this is my first time going to Haiti, I've served in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Downtown Los Angeles many times. I serve weekly as Junior High School leader for Hope Chapel and also Missions Committee. My current hobbies are hiking, surfing, and cooking at home. This upcoming trip is so important to me because I get to serve with my beautiful bride for the first time married. God has prepared me personally by investing into peoples lives and giving me compassion for Haiti during these stormy times. I'm most excited to see miracles and healing, with the Haitian people and our team. I want to stretch my faith by praying for people and seeing the Holy Spirit move through us. I pray for protection for our health against sickness and bind the enemy to have no power over our plans. I see this trip changing my life for the long term mission. I pray to be used internationally where ever God wants me.
My name is Maltresa I currently work at a Credit Union I have been in banking for 4 years. I am a huge foodie I love to travel and eat. I grew up in church but by the age of eight basketball became a priority. I quickly began to worship the sport I played and my involvement in church disappeared. I was told that this was my ticket to any and everything I could ever want and I believed it. Me being seperated from church and not knowing what it meant to have a relationship with God I got lost in the world still believing I was a Christian but living life for me not for Christ and seeing nothing wrong with it. When I started going to Calvary Chapel Perris Valley I learned about having a relationship with God and how important that is. The more I learned about God and the love He has for us the more I started to fall in love with him the more I wanted to have a relationship with Him. I have been continuing to build on that falling in love with God more and more and building a relationship with Him everyday. I now work in children's ministry in church and I absolutely love it. I really want kids to learn what I didn't learn while being in church I want them to know that God is the answer and our foundation and nothing in this world is guaranteed only the Love He has for us is.
Last year I went on a mission trip to Japan and this year I went on a trip to Mexico. I truly feel that God has put it on my heart to travel the world and allow his love to shine through me to others. I don't know how God will use me during this trip but I am excited to see how He does. I hope that what I learn I can bring back with me here to CCPV and take with me on other mission trips as well. I am mot excited about being used by God and learning as much as I can. Please pray that we can all work well together.
I know that I will be taken out of my comfort zone I am very aware that the culture is very different than what I am use to. I have heard others who have been walking with Christ longer tell me that they aren't ready for Haiti and it can be discouraging at times but I know that I must be obedient to what God asks of me even when I am not always comfortable. Luckily my friends and family are use to me traveling so to them I am just being the travel bug they know me to be.
Hello I am Rick and I have lived in Huntington Beach for over 20 years. Currently I attend Calvary Chapel Bible College in Costa Mesa. For the last two years have been on nine mission trips down to various parts of Mexico and the last five years I have helped serve food to the homeless at Calvary Chapel Beachside’s soup kitchen on Friday nights. In my free time I like to go to the gym, surf and spend time with my four year old nephew and eight year old niece.
I have heard stories from others who have gone to Haiti on mission trips and how blessed they were by the experience. I am open to whatever He has for me, past mission trips have taught me not to hold on too tightly to any expectations I might have but to be flexible. My mission trips to Mexico have taught me to be more reliant on God and I would like to learn a deeper dependence on Him. Mexico got me a little bit out of my comfort zone and I expect going to Haiti will push me a little further.
I am most excited to experience fellowship with the team and with the believers in Haiti! I pray that I would be a blessing to the Haitian people in whatever way God has planned for me. Surrendering control has never been easy for me so please pray that I will let God and the mission leaders take the lead.
Dianne Henderson is a servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Through her pilgrimage, searching to serve the Lord the way he requires, she has been part of several sects, Catholic 5 yrs, Jehovah Witness 17 yrs, Black Muslim 3 Years. All praises due to God His Spirit has guided her to the right way to serve Him and to assist others to come to Him. She realize it is a requirement of the Lord to learn as much as she can about Him. Her hobby is reading and studying about Him.
After her years of searching, she prayed and studied the Bible diligently to rid her spirit of the things she learned that were not in agreement with God's word. In the mist of her pilgrimage she raised 3 children. Religiously they attended Wednesday Night Bible Studies, Church on Sundays and had personal bible study at 5 am every morning before school.
Dianne retired from her job as a Employment Program Representative with California State in 2005 to attend Theology School, she received a Doctorate Degree in Theology in 2013 from Practical Institute of Evangelism (PCIE). During the time she attended PCIE she served as a Faculty Member, Instructor and College Registrar until January 2017.
For many years Dianne have studied and continue to study the Bible Expositor and Illuminator. It has a section in the weekly study entitled World Mission. She acquired a thirst for the mission by reading this section in her weekly Sunday Morning Bible Study. She continuously prayed for missionaries and had no idea how she could go on a mission until she began to attend Calvary Chapel Perris Valley (CCPV), she heard CCPV had a dynamic children ministry for her four grandchildren. She began to attend and found they had a dynamic, simple and concise teaching for the adults too. Also, the Pastor, Pastor Bob Ybarra continuously spoke of their missions, the Pastor and some of the members went on missionary trips often and they gave their experiences to the church. She heard many Missionary Leaders speak at CCPV.
Dianne have been privileged to attend her first mission trip to Haiti. She Pray the Lord use her in any way he want too on this trip so the gospel will run free in a country whose religion is predominately Voodoo. The majority of her family is as excited as she, to see her go.
Going to Haiti's is a prayer God has answered and it has deepen her faith in the Lord, just to squeeze out the funds to go is a miracle. She know her relationship with Christ will grow during this Trip. In preparation for this trip she heard Pastor Bob Robert mention over 86% of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddha worshipers do not personally know Christ. There is work to be done, I pray to be a great help.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Hi, my name is Michelle Barrera and I’m so excited about our mission to Haiti! I’ve served at Chapel Perris Valley for almost 20 years, I have 3 kids, and I am married to a wonderful man (Harvey) that I serve alongside in Youth Ministry at CCPV.
The Lord has given me a heart for missions. Jesus said, “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me: and where I am, there My servant will be also.” (John 12:26) and I earnestly desire to answer that call! I feel as if I have always had a heart for the people of Haiti. My parents visited there when I was a child, and brought back women to help them get established in the US. I want to come alongside Cross To Light in their work to bring hope and salvation to this nation.
For our team, please pray for everyone’s health, for our families as we prepare and while we are away, and especially for the hearts of those we will minister to, that they would be open to the love of Christ. For myself, I would ask for prayer as I prepare to go, that God would give me remembrance of His Word; that the Creole language would come easy to me, and that He would provide whatever is needed for the trip. I am confident that He will, because He is faithful!
Thank you for praying and supporting our team as we follow God’s call to bring His Good News to Haiti!
Haiti requires your passport be valid for 6 months from the date of entry. So if your passport is scheduled to expire on or before April 1, 2018 you must have your passport renewed prior to leaving for Haiti.
You will also need to make two color copies; one for yourself and the other for church records. A good cell phone photo can be emailed to me if that is easier.
Additionally, vaccines are not required for entry into Haiti but are highly recommended. CCPV does require you to be up to date on your Tetanus and recommends that if you have not already visited your doctor to obtain CDC recommended vaccines that you please schedule your appointment to do so.
Please find passport and Center for Disease Control (CDC) links on our Documents & Links Page. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Questions: Contact Christin Cordova-Burkhart by email at email@example.com or by phone at (951) 943-5979.
Three seats for our Haiti Mission trip are still available for our October Mission Trip. We held 10 seats to retain airfare under $700. We have received a lot of interest on this trip so don't delay to hold your seat by deposit.
See Tom Tanaka under the EZ-UP after Sunday Gatherings or contact Christin our Missions Coordinator by email or by phone 951/943-5979 ext 10.
Haiti Mission Update - Ten seats held for Haiti Mission under $700. $100 deposit will hold your seat. Price not guaranteed after ten seats taken. See Tom outside after Sunday Gatherings. Pick up a Mission Application and booklet at Mission Downloads.
Note: Contact Pastor Bob by email if you have any questions or want to pay with credit card call him at 951.943.5979, ext 4.
Praise the Lord! We have confirmed the Haiti Mission trip for 2017. This will be our first team sent to Haiti working with missionary Brian McDaniels of Cross to Light Ministries. He has been serving in Haiti since 2001 and has a variety of ministries for us to participate in within the city of Port au Prince.
**Note that Haiti requires your passport to be valid for 6 months prior to your departure.
DATES: October 1st - 10th, 2017
MISSION COST: $1,150 estimated
Deposit of $100, with the application, Due by Saturday, May 13th, 2017.
(Your deposit is refundable until June 30th, 2017)
Balance payment for airfare due before September 5.
(Subject to change is a group of 10 not reached)
Airfare LAX to Haiti $700 (10 ticket group price) • 9 nights in Port au Prince $450 = Total $1150.00
Add Personal Spending money $200 as suggested minimum
Dates: Oct. 1st to 10th • Leave LAX Oct. 1 • Arrive Port au Prince Oct 1 • Return Oct. 10
Download your the application, liability waiver and medical information forms here.