Free resources about the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission
Phone Number: 509-3702-3988
Mission President: President Hubermann Bien-Aime
Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Port-au-Prince Mission:
Videos with Port-au-Prince RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Haiti
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Haiti. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Haiti, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Port-au-Prince Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
|Elder Wesley Belliard
|Elder Hans Mardy
Port-au-Prince Mission Groups
Here are Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Port-au-Prince Mission.
- Jamaica & Haiti Mission Moms and Friend (LDS) Group (30 members)
- Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission Alumni & Friends Group (17 members)
- Port-au-Prince Mission Presidents King and Andrus Group (5 members)
- Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission – 1984-1986 Group (5 members)
Port-au-Prince Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission!
Shirt designs include Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL. The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.
*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Haiti Port-au-Prince missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Port-au-Prince Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Port-au-Prince LDS Mission.
- 2015-2018, Karlyle Raphael
- 2012-2015, Hubermann Bien-Aimé
- 2009-2012, Kerving Hardwarson Joseph
- 2006-2009, Fouchard Pierre-Nau
- 2003-2006, Curtis Laverl Giles
- 2000-2003, Michael F. Moody
- 1998-2000, Donald Kent Miller
- 1996-1998, Harold W. Bodon
- 1991-1996, Fitzner André Joseph
- 1991-1991, Robert O. Hickman
- 1989-1991, Clair W. Andrus
- 1986-1989, David Siodahl King
- 1984-1986, James Arrigona
- 1982-1984, Kenneth Zabriskie
- 1979-1982, Glen E. Stringham
- 1977-1979, Richard L. Millett
Haiti LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 20,414
- Missions: 1
- Temples: 0
- Congregations: 44
- Family History Centers: 6
Helpful Articles about Haiti
Port-au-Prince Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Haiti Port-au-Prince RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2013-2015 (Williamson)
- 2000-2002 (Tim)
- 1986-1988 (Rick)
- 1983-1984 (Jeff)
What areas did you serve in?
- Cap Haitian, Delmas, Petion-Ville. (Williamson)Port-de-Paix, Leogane, Croix-des-Missions, Route Frere, Gonaives. (Tim)Les Cayes, Carrefour, Gonaive, Petionville, Port-au-Prince, Petit Goave. (Rick)
- Gonaive, St. Marc, Port-au-Prince, Fontamara. (Jeff)
What were some favorite foods?
- Spaghetti, rice, beans and chicken. (Williamson)
- Diri Blan ak Sospwa nwa. (Tim)
- Duri ak pwa, kabrit. (Rick)
- Banann pese (fried pressed plantains), rice and beans rice w/ bean sauce, diri djon djon (rice w/ black mushroom juice), goat or beef, chicken lambi (seafood known as conch in the U.S), pumpkin soup (has historical significance tied to the revolution), mangoes frescoes (shaved ice), tablets (soft peanut brittle or coconut clusters), Haitian sodas. (Jeff)
What was a funny experience?
- I was with my companion while we finished teaching Sister Marie Lucie with her three children called: Malolo, Rodel and Stacey. There were two dogs outside and we saw them and we were trying to leave and the dogs tried to come and bite us. I was jumping a big fence and leaving because I was so scared of the dog. I went to the neighborhood and my companion Elder Lumene jumped to the top of the house at the same moment and we both were able to make it home later, haha. It was fun to overcome that moment. (Williamson)
- I wrecked my bike one day while riding home with arms full of groceries. I was on a main street and everyone gathered around. Most everybody decided it was the right time to tell me what I had done wrong and how I needed to carry groceries on a bike. One man came through very upset asking all the bystanders what they were doing. He then proceeded to help me up and help me gather up all the stuff I had dropped. (Tim)
- When an investigator would say, “Why is his Creole better than yours when you have been in the country longer than he has?” (Not fun for either missionary, but kind of funny in retrospect). (Jeff)
What was a crazy experience?
- I was going to teach with my first companion Elder Fievre and while we were walking, we found a lady and we were introducing ourselves to her and a few minutes later her husband came and he took his gun and commanded us to leave immediately or he was gonna kill us. It was so crazy and we were so scared, but we felt that we needed to finish and we did finish to introduce us to her wife and give her a brochure of the Restoration and we left. (Williamson)
- As we were leaving Gonaive one day the “demonstrations” were getting ready to start. The tires were all stacked and guys with guns were blocking the roads. As we were trying to leave, one of them stopped us by literally standing in the road. Somehow we managed to talk our way into him letting us go. (Tim)
- Walking around the neighborhoods during a hurricane and not knowing it was a hurricane. (Rick)
- Riding on the top of a bus across the country (I wouldn’t recommend doing that). (Jeff)
What was a spiritual experience?
- When I was in Cap Haitian (that was my first area and that’s where I trained) my trainer and I were going to find a girl at a place called Madeline and while we were knocking the door to ask for the Girl, someone came in to ask us who we are and we took take opportunity to introduce ourselves and we were able to invite her at church. One month later, she became a member of The Church and she was my first baptism called “Amilca Jesula”. It was a very great moment and I was so impressed by her motivation after she became a member, she was so strong and I don’t have any doubt that she will do great things in the future. (Williamson)
- We met a young man through the youth in my second area and proceeded to teach him a first lesson. He agreed to read a pray and the spirit was incredibly powerful. The next day we returned and the first words out of his mouth were “I received an answer, when can I get baptized?” He recounted to us how the spirit had spoken to him and the spirit again bore witness that he was ready. Needless to say he had been prepared long before we arrived and we were lucky to feel of his spirit and be there to teach him. (Tim)
- Seeing the change in people’s lives when they made and kept their commitments, including their baptismal covenants. Seeing how far members would walk to go to church when they could not afford the 10 or 20 cents for transportation. (Jeff)
What are some interesting facts about the Port-au-Prince Mission?
- There are so many interesting facts about my mission, but I love the fact that our missionaries were willing to serve and work hard- that helped me realize how much their testimonies are so strong and how much they value their mission. The other fact is that the missionaries always invited the members to take part of their work. The more you work with the members, the more people you find to teach and the more you find joy in serving others. (Williamson)
- When I started my mission I tried to keep a tally of how many lessons I had taught. I lost count in my first area. (Tim)
- I got there in August of 1983, about 5 months after Thomas S. Monson dedicated the country for missionary work. When I got there, we were just opening up the 6th branch (St. Marc). The 5th branch (Gonaives) only had 5 members at the time. The other 4 branches were PAP Central (which met in the area called Delmas, where the first chapel was completed in 1983), Petionville (near PAP), Fontamara (near PAP), and Cap-haitien (north coast). We only had about 5 sisters who served during my entire mission, with the number of elders ranging from 22 to about 60. (Jeff)
What was the weather like?
- It is very hot most of the time in Haiti, but sometimes it is really humid. (It’s really sunny in Haiti). (Williamson)
- Always the same, hot and humid. Occasionally it would rain. (Tim)
- It rained almost daily about the same time in the afternoon. (Rick)
- Hot, though not too humid if you live near the coast (but to people from Utah, the whole country seems humid). It didn’t rain that often, but when it did, it was often pretty severe. (Jeff)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- I’m so grateful! What I like about the place I served in, is that the members are willing to contribute in missionary work and they are willing to serve with all their hearts. I realized the more you are working hard as a missionary, the more members want to help you with the missionary work. In Cap Haitian, people loved serving the missionaries by feeding them. In Delmas, the members loved to see the missionaries and spend time with them. In Petion-Ville, members loved to work with the missionaries and helped them to find more people to teach. (Williamson)
- Haiti is/was a very poor place, but that didn’t stop the people from sharing what they had. The vast majority of people were kind and loving. (Tim)
- They were very receptive to the message we brought. (Rick)
- People were generally happy and generous, even when they had very little in terms of material blessings. (Jeff)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Most of the time, you’ll need to have one big suitcase and a little one because most of the time, there is no place in the cars to receive other missionaries. They’re required to not bring so many things because there are few cars in the mission in Haiti. (Williamson)
- Take extra garments and short-sleeved white shirts. Don’t bother getting a nice suit, you’ll never wear it. (Tim)
- I bought a nice dressy rain coat and only wore it maybe once or twice. Don’t spend the money there. (Rick)
- You won’t need a winter coat but you might want a light wind breaker or rain jacket. For athletic wear (like t-shirts and shorts), I would recommend “quick-dry” materials. If there is anything you really like (like a favorite brand of socks or deodorant or shaving blades) you might want to bring a 2-year supply. There are some grocery/general stores there, but anything imported from the US tends to be pricey. Mark your clothes (including garments) w/ your initials). I don’t know if they allow these in the MTC, but a general “leatherman” and some duct tape might be handy to have to perform emergency repairs. (Jeff)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- I was able to lead by the Spirit and was able to feel the Lord’s love for those I served. My testimony about Christ was changed and helped me realize how important it is to be a part of this work of salvation. I’m so grateful! (Williamson)
- I learned a little about faith and a little about love that I believe have served as a foundation for how to treat people. My testimony was strengthened by my service to the Lord. (Tim)
- Patience, perspective, gratitude, and a stronger testimony. In recent years I have reconnected with some of my investigators, and they still remembered me after all of these years. (Jeff)
What are some skills you gained?
- My mission helped me to grow a lot. I learned how to manage things and how to plan things- especially for my future. I become more smart, spiritual and understanding, and also I became more wise. I couldn’t ever be where I am and who I am today, without my two incredible years in my mission. I’m so grateful for my mission. I become more close to Jesus Christ. I’m able to study and receive so many helps from others by serving a mission. I became more mature and am able to provide for myself because of my mission. I have a strong testimony through my unforgettable two years. (Williamson)
- A second language and a little bit of a third. An ability to work with people from all walks of life. Time management skills, budgeting, etc… (Tim)
- Knowledge of another language. 25+ years later, I can still carry a short conversation. There are not many Haitians in this area. (Rick)
- Speaking Creole. This helped me serve the Haitians in Boston when I lived there later. I have also gone back to Haiti for humanitarian trips and I have served as an interpreter. (Jeff)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- For me, there are a lot of things I wish, but one that I can mention is that I wish I knew how was the way I cook, because I didn’t know how to cook before my mission. I made a lot of weird foods and I had to drop them in the trash. (Williamson)
- That two years is far shorter than I ever imagined. Learn as much and as quickly as you can to be an effective missionary. (Tim)
- Do your best at obeying the rules, but also remember to use the talents you have to bless others. I wish that I was friendlier and less shy. (Jeff)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Haiti?
- I learned so many things on my mission, but there are three important rules and steps I learned and I want to tell any missionaries that those three things could make their mission a success: 1. Be obedient. 2. Taking good care of your body (Be healthy). 3. Study, study, study, study. I know that mission is the mission of Jesus Christ and it has really changed my whole life and made me a better person. (Williamson)
- Search and study the scriptures. It is easier for the Lord to lead you to answers in the scriptures that you are already familiar with. (Tim)
- You will LOVE it! (Jeff)
What was a funny language mistake?
- One of my companions from St-Maarten came to serve in Haiti, but he didn’t speak very well. One day while we were blessing the sacrament he said something very different and his pronunciation was different and everyone kept laughing about that, even me. (Williamson)
- Another Elder that entered the mission the same time I did thought he knew more about the Haitian language than his trainer who happened to be a native. (Rick)
- I can’t remember a specific mistake, but I remember that my trainer would write down the mistakes I was making so he’d remember to correct me later. That kind of embarrassed me, but I am glad that he did it. (Jeff)