MISSION TEAM COVENANT.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE COVENANT BEFORE ENTERING YOUR NAME ON THE APPLICAITON
As a member of this team I agree to:
Respect others’ view of Christianity in the context of their culture. I recognize that Christianity has many faces around the world, and that the purpose of this trip is to share the love of God and to experience faith lived out in a new setting.
Gift giving and the sharing or personal contact information with Haitians is strictly prohibited.
Remember that I am a guest visiting at the invitation of my hosts. I will respect their culture without judgment.
Remember that I have come to learn as well as to share. I will resist the temptation to inform our hosts about “how we do things.” I’ll be open to learning about other people’s methods and ideas.
Dress modestly, and to only bring luggage and possessions that are determined by Haiti Deaf Academy to be appropriate for the service needs of the mission and the country’s culture.
Develop and maintain a servant’s attitude toward all nationals and my teammates. I will demonstrate that I am there to serve others and share Christ, while learning and developing relationships.
Respect my team leader(s) and respond positively to his/her decisions.
Refrain from any activity that could be construed as a romantic interest in a national or teammate.
Abstain from the use, purchase and possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco* and illegal drugs from the beginning of the trip to the end, including at the departure airports and in route.
Watch my language, refrain from discussing politics or other sensitive subjects, and avoid references to the military and to other religious groups or practices.
Refrain from teaching or practicing any belief that is not supported by Haiti Deaf Academy.
Participate actively in meetings as well as in mission, through sharing opinions, assisting in finding alternatives when necessary, assuming responsibilities and honoring decisions.
Keep confidential discussions and personal information shared among team members.Remember that I can be sent home at my expense if there is an irresolvable conflict or lack of adherence to this Covenant.