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About Fond Doux, Haiti

Chi Alpha is committed to missions. We support that every student should go on at least one short-term missions trip during their studies. We challenge students to serve in missions for one year after they graduate. Give a year and pray about a lifetime.

The Chi Alpha team that I am involved with goes on regular short-term missions trips to 'Theo's place' in Fond Doux near Vialet near Petit Goave, Haiti. This place is located just northeast of a huge lake - before the hurricane Gustave in Sept. 2008, it was two lakes, which can be seen on the satellite picture on the left above: They are in the upper middle of the southern part of Haiti, below the island. You also can find 'Theo's place' on Google Earth, the coordinates are 18o, 25', 30'' North, 72o, 58', 38'' West.

  
Fond Doux is located in between Miragoane and Petit Goave at 'Route Nationale #2', one of 4 highways in Haiti (the red lines in the map above). They got repaired and re-paved in fall 2007, which basically means, they are like paved country roads now. It now takes us approximately 3 hours to cover the 70 miles to go west to our place from Port au Prince.


I have been on 25 of 35 trips to Haiti since May 2002. We typically stay for two weeks or so, with team sizes between 10 and 20 people. We are visiting Papi, and Mami, and all our 'kids' there (Missionary Bob Jones passed away in Dec. 2016). Our ministry outreaches in Haiti include:

  • Feeding programs for kids

  • Soccer outreaches

  • Preaching at several local and regional churches

  • Hut to hut prayer ministry

  • Discipling programs

  • Playing with the kids and encouraging the teens


About half of our students and staff traveled more than once to Haiti. We want to make an impact on 'our' valley, and we understand the need to be consistent in visiting regularly. Here is a list with more details:

Number of tripsPeople who went this oftenNumber of people
36Winston Bui1
35--0
34--0
33--0
32--0
31--0
30--0
29Sara Benton1
28--0
27--0
26Mitch Goldenberg1
25Uwe Muench1
24Brian Kloefkorn, Elisha Chan (*), Angela Lewis3
23--0
22--0
21Jessica Goldenberg (Yoder)1
20--0
19--0
18Bryan Citrin1
17Kimberly Bui1
16--0
15--0
14--0
13--0
12--0
11Rachelle Hamilton, Yancey Valdez Jr.2
10Clint Arasmith1
9David Citrin, Tim Faas2
8--0
7Matthew Silverman, Ku'uipo Cavaco2
6Stephanie Medina, Adam Fitzpatrick, Kaiya Bui, Rebecca Masamitsu4
5Florence Akinyemi, Jeff Grogan, Matthew Lunders3
4Amy Morgan (Pounds), Joy Ellis, Raul Alvarado III, Jennifer Hernandez Andrea Muench (Rodriguez), Logan Knight6
3Andy Hayes, Curtis Montgomery, Steven Galan, Charles Ranta, Na'Keenya Jackson, Justin Chung, Brittnee Taylor, Sean Lynn8
2Lynnell Lawson (Hayes), Royce Moore, Carrie Raymond (Dahmer), Rebekah Thomure, Jake Spain, Alicia Slater, Dawn Martinez, Eduardo Navarro, Lillian Pham 9
1 Jerrod Adair, Amy Anderson, Desiree Cabot, Melanie Farley (Moore), Karen Greening (Wasch), Heath Harris, Kayla Hedden (Wagner), Kellie Hoelting, Phil Howard, Jonathan Lai, Joseph Lanham, Mark McLellan, Josh Neustrom, Chris Peters, Brian Pounds, Farika Rusli (Reyes), Rob Satterfield, Britani Siebeneck, Ryan Stroder, Eric Thomure, Regina Waage (Peters), Anne Walters, Joel Wingo, Jordan Yoder, Vanesa Chua, Rusty Lmuth, Guy Ashley, Tom Vasvary, Aaron Jordan, Sandra Liautaud, Pauline Dinh, Shannon Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Philip Tan, Lorena Mendez, Shameka Shaheed (Jones), Heather Adamson, Philippe Videau, Sy Austin Clark, Tanya Alvarado, Nancy Nguyen, Paul Kim, Samantha Ly, Arely Franco, Kaori Ogino, Lydiette De Jesus, Journne Herrera, Binh Pham, Salomon Lopez Jr., Michael Panameno, Melanie Miller, Xavier Gutierrez, Courtney Reynolds, Fernando (Isidro) Murillo, Michelle Chu, Caleb Severson, Caleb Coleman, Nathan Francis, McKenna Noe, Mason Singer 60


(*): Elisha Chan is starting a business in Haiti. I count her business trips here, too. Not mentioned below: Trips in August 2013, December 2013, March 2014. Please visit Elisha C.'s background website and her online webstore. She is bringing economic stability to Haiti by using international business to create jobs for the Haitian people. Haiti in the hands of Haitians.


Below are some details on our trips:

   

This is a picture of our place in Fond Doux, Haiti, from Google Earth in 2008. In the bottom of the picture is the highway Rue Nationale #2. You can see the little way up to our place and the buildings on our property. West to our place, closer to the highway, you can see the smaller buildings from a Wesleyan church and school.

You also can find good short write-ups and testimonies about some of our trips, including some good pictures, on Brian Kloefkorn's Haiti reports page.

In the following you can see my short little history on our Haiti mission trips:

  • Kimberly Bui traveled to our place in Haiti by herself. This was in Summer 1998.

  • Dec. 1999: Trip 0 -- A team from NSU in Oklahoma
    Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Jeff Grogan, Amy Morgan (Pounds), Joel Wingo, and about 4 other people...

  • May 22 - June 2, 2002: My first Haiti missions trip.
    14 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jeff Grogan, Matt Lunders, Jerrod Adair, Jake Spain, Rob Satterfield, Eric Thomure, Tim Faas, Amy Morgan (Pounds), Karen Greening (Wasch).
    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account).

  • January 3 - January 12, 2003: My second Haiti missions trip.
    14 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jeff Grogan, Matt Lunders, Tim Faas, Rebekah Thomure, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Royce Moore, Melanie Farley (Moore), Phil Howard, Clint Arasmith.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    A video from this trip.

  • May 19 - June 1, 2003: My third Haiti missions trip.
    12 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Jeff Grogan, Matt Lunders, Andy Hayes, Amy Morgan (Pounds), Jake Spain, Brian Pounds.
    Sara Benton stayed another 2 weeks.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account)

  • For three weeks in July and August 2003, 2 people stayed in Haiti: Kimberly Bui and Amy Morgan (Pounds).

  • January 4 - January 15, 2004: My fourth Haiti missions trip.
    15 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Jeffrey Grogan, Matt Lunders, Andy Hayes, Tim Faas, Lynnell Lawson (Hayes), Carrie Raymond (Dahmer), Amy Anderson, Josh Neustrom, Kellie Hoelting.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account)

  • June 3 - June 15, 2004: My fifth Haiti missions trip.
    13 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Andy Hayes, Royce Moore, Lynnell Lawson (Hayes), Rebekah Thomure, Regina Waage (Peters), Chris Peters, Charles Ranta.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account)

  • May 18 - June 1, 2005: My sixth Haiti missions trip.
    16 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Matt Lunders, Carrie Raymond (Dahmer), Angela Lewis, Britani Siebeneck, Anne Walters, Joseph Lanham, Heath Harris, Jordan Yoder, Mark McLellan, Ryan Stroder.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account)

  • July 3 - July 13, 2007: My seventh Haiti missions trip.
    12 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Clint Arasmith, Dave Citrin, Kayla Hedden (Wagner), Adam Fitzpatrick, Florence Akinyemi, Mitch Goldenberg, Jonathan Lai
    Winston Bui stayed a few days longer, until July 19, 2007, Uwe Muench and Sara Benton stayed until July 23, 2007.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.

  • Dec 10 - Dec 21, 2007: Trip 8
    10 people: Winston Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Clint Arasmith, Angela Lewis, Mitch Goldenberg, Dave Citrin, Tim Faas, Charles Ranta
    Charles stayed a few days less, he had to leave on Dec 18, 2007.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    Mitch's pictures from this trip on facebook.

  • June 25 - July 10, 2008: Trip 9 -- My eighth Haiti missions trip.
    13 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Clint Arasmith, Angela Lewis, Mitch Goldenberg, Adam Fitzpatrick, Florence Akinyemi, Farika Rusli (Reyes), Matt Silverman, Desiree Cabot.
    For Uwe Muench, the trip began on June 24 and ended on July 11, 2008.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    My pictures from this trip, part 1 (try here w/o facebook account)
    My pictures from this trip, part 2 (try here w/o facebook account)

  • June 17 - July 2, 2009: Trip 10 -- My ninth Haiti missions trip.
    16 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Clint Arasmith, Angela Lewis, Mitch Goldenberg, Adam Fitzpatrick, Florence Akinyemi, Vanesa Chua, Rusty Lmuth, Joy Ellis, Elisha Chan, Rachelle Hamilton, Alicia Slater.
    For Uwe Muench, the trip began on June 14 and ended on July 3, 2009.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.
    My pictures from this trip - the first two days (try here w/o facebook account)
    My pictures from this trip - the time with everyone (try here w/o facebook account)

  • August 19 - September 2, 2009: Late summer trip
    3 people stayed a couple of weeks: Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Mitch Goldenberg.

  • Dec 9 - Dec 22, 2009: Trip 11 -- My tenth Haiti missions trip.
    13 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Mitch Goldenberg, Clint Arasmith, Angela Lewis, Tim Faas, Dave Citrin, Elisha Chan, Rachelle Hamilton, Jennifer Hernandez.
    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account).

  • Mar 16 - Mar 27, 2010: Trip 12 -- My eleventh Haiti missions trip.
    8 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Mitch Goldenberg, Clint Arasmith, Elisha Chan, Guy Ashley.

    My pictures from this trip (try here w/o facebook account).

  • June 15 - July 1, 2010: Trip 13 -- My twelfth Haiti missions trip.
    21 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Kaiya Bui, Brian Kloefkorn, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Mitch Goldenberg, Clint Arasmith, Angela Lewis, Tim Faas, Elisha Chan, Rachelle Hamilton, Jennifer Hernandez, Joy Ellis, Matthew Silverman, Alicia Slater, Curtis Montgomery, Raul Alvarado III, Stephanie Medina, Aaron Jordan.
    Kimberly Bui, Kaiya Bui, and Curtis Montgomery stayed a few days less, they had to leave on June 25, 2010.
    Please see Brian's report for more details.

  • August 19 - September 3, 2010: Trip 14 - My thirteenth Haiti missions trip.
    9 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Mitch Goldenberg, Angela Lewis, Elisha Chan, Tom Vasvary.
    Kimberly Bui, Angela Lewis, and Tom Vasvary stayed a few days less, they had to leave on August 27, 2010.

  • Trip 15 was planned for December 2010. We had to postpone it, because of political unrest that cancelled all Haiti flights at least between Dec 8 --Dec 12.

  • June 13 - June 29, 2011: Trip 15 - My fourteenth Haiti missions trip.
    22 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Kimberly Bui, Kaiya Bui, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Brian Kloefkorn, Mitch Goldenberg, Angela Lewis, Clint Arasmith, Elisha Chan, Florence Akinyemi, Rachelle Hamilton, Adam Fitzpatrick, Joy Ellis, Jennifer Hernandez, Curtis Montgomery, Raul Alvarado III, Stephanie Medina, Bryan Citrin, Sandy Liautaud, Pauline Dinh.
    Kimberly Bui, Kaiya Bui, and Curtis Montgomery stayed a few days less, they had to leave on June 22, 2011. Pauline Dinh stayed a little longer (to meet up with her WorldVision sponsored child) and left on July 3, 2011.

  • Dec 8 - Dec 22, 2011: Trip 16 - My fifteenth Haiti missions trip.
    10 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Brian Kloefkorn, Mitch Goldenberg, Angela Lewis, Elisha Chan, Bryan Citrin, Shannon Mitchell.

  • June 19 - July 6 / July 13, 2012: Trip 17 - My sixteenth Haiti missions trip.
    20 people: Leaving June 26: Kimberly Bui, Kaiya Bui; Leaving July 6: Brian Kloefkorn, Clint Arasmith, Joy Ellis, Bryan Citrin, Stephanie Medina, Raul Alvarado III, Jason Mitchell, Steven Galan, Philip Tan; Leaving July 13: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Mitch Goldenberg, Angela Lewis, Rachelle Hamilton; Leaving July 20: Elisha Chan
    In Haiti July 5 - July 12, 2012: Dave Citrin

  • September 6 - September 15, 2012: Kimberly Bui stayed in Fond Doux and was able to connect with Convoy of Hope in Port-au-Prince also.

  • December 15 - December 22, 2012: My seventeenth Haiti missions trip.
    2 people: Winston Bui, Uwe Muench.

  • June 25 - July 9, 2013: Trip 18 - My eighteenth Haiti missions trip.
    17 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Jessica Yoder (Goldenberg), Brian Kloefkorn, Mitch Goldenberg, Bryan Citrin, Tim Faas, FLorence Akinyemi, Rachelle Hamilton, Raul Alvarado III, Stephanie Medina, Steven Galan, Lorena Mendez, Rebecca Masamitsu, Yancey Valdez Jr.; Leaving July 15, 2013: Elisha Chan

  • August 17 - August 27, 2013: Late summer trip
    4 people stayed for a long week: Winston Bui, Angela Lewis, Bryan Citrin, and Dave Citrin.

  • March 18 - March 27, 2014: Spring break trip
    7 people stayed for a long week: Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Angela Lewis, Mitch Goldenberg, Bryan Citrin, Dave Citrin, and Stephanie Medina.

  • June 25 - July 9, 2014: Trip 19 - My nineteenth Haiti missions trip.
    25 people: Leaving July 4: Kimberly Bui, Kaiya Bui, Andrea Rodriguez (Muench), Curtis Montgomery, Steven Galan, Tim Faas
    Leaving July 9: Uwe Muench, Jessica Goldenberg, Mitch Goldenberg, Brian Kloefkorn, Rebecca Masamitsu, Adam Fitzpatrick, Matt Silverman, Jennifer Hernandez, Dawn Martinez, Shameka Shaheed (Jones), Na'Keenya Jackson
    Leaving July 12: Rachelle Hamilton
    Leaving July 17: Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Stephanie Medina, Bryan Citrin, Angela Lewis, Yancey Valdez Jr.
    Traveling June 21 - July 17: Elisha Chan

  • August 19 - August 27, 2014: Late summer trip
    3 people stayed for a long week: Winston Bui, Mitch Goldenberg, and Bryan Citrin.

  • December 12 - December 22, 2014: Trip 20 - My twentieth Haiti missions trip.
    14 people: Uwe Muench, Winston Bui, Jessica Goldenberg, Mitch Goldenberg, Bryan Citrin, David Citrin, Brian Kloefkorn, Angela Lewis, Matthew Silverman, Rebecca Masamitsu, Yancey Valdez Jr, Brittnee Taylor, Heather Adamson, Elisha Chan.
    Traveling Dec 8 - Dec 26: Elisha Chan and her mother combined a business trip with this trip.

  • March 18 - March 29, 2015: Trip 21 - My twenty-first Haiti missions trip.
    12 people total: 7 people are there March 18 - March 27, 2015: Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Bryan Citrin, Angela Lewis, Elisha Chan, Mitch Goldenberg, Charles Ranta.
    5 people are there March 23 - March 29, 2015: Uwe Muench, Philippe Videau, Eduardo Navarro, Sy Austin Clark, Tanya Alvarado.

  • June 22 - July 10, 2015: Trip 22 - My twenty-second Haiti missions trip.
    25 people total: Leaving June 29: Matthew Silverman
    Leaving July 5: Rachelle Hamilton, Adam Fitzpatrick, Eduardo Navarro, Rebecca Masamitsu, Na'Keenya Jackson, Justin Chung, Ku'uipo Cavaco, Lillian Pham, Nancy Nguyen, Paul Kim, Sean Lynn, Samantha Ly, Arely Franco, Kaori Ogino
    Leaving July 7: Andrea Muench, Uwe Muench
    Leaving July 10: Sara Benton, Bryan Citrin, Mitch Goldenberg, Angela Lewis, Elisha Chan, Brian Kloefkorn, Yancey Valdez Jr. Traveling June 20 - July 10: Winston Bui

  • August 20 - September 2, 2015: Late summer trip
    4 people stayed for 2 weeks: Winston Bui, Mitch Goldenberg, Bryan Citrin, and Angela Lewis. Elisha Chan joined the small team between August 27 and September 5, 2015.

  • Dec 12 - Dec 22, 2015: Trip 23 - My twenty-third Haiti missions trip.
    28 people total: Traveling Dec 9 - Dec 17: Kimi Bui, Kaiya Bui
    Traveling Dec 9 - Dec 22: Winston Bui, Angela Lewis
    Leaving Dec 21: Brittnee Taylor
    Leaving Dec 22: Sara Benton, Uwe Muench, Andrea Muench, Bryan Citrin, David Citrin, Mitch Goldenberg, Jessica Goldenberg, Brian Kloefkorn, Yancey Valdez Jr., Lillian Pham, Na'Keenya Jackson, Ku'uipo Cavaco, Sean Lynn, Dawn Martinez, Lydiette De Jesus, Logan Knight, Journne Herrera, Binh Pham, Salomon Lopez Jr., Michael Panameno, Melanie Miller, Xavier Gutierrez, Courtney Reynolds
    Elisha Chan, her mom, and three Chinese people combined a business trip with this trip for a couple of days.

  • Feb 4 - Feb 17, 2016: Building trip in February
    8 people: Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Mitch Goldenberg, Brian Kloefkorn, Elisha Chan, Angela Lewis, David Citrin, Yancey Valdez Jr.

  • Mar 16 - Mar 28, 2016: Building trip in March
    9 people: Winston Bui, Sara Benton, Elisha Chan, Angela Lewis, Bryan Citrin, Yancey Valdez Jr., Ku'uipo Cavaco
    Leaving Mar 24: Mitch Goldenberg, Jessica Goldenberg

  • June 19 - July 12, 2016: Trip 24 - My twenty-fourth Haiti missions trip.
    21 people total: Traveling June 21 - July 3: Kimi Bui, Kaiya Bui
    Leaving July 3: Sara Benton
    Leaving July 4: Uwe Muench, Andrea Muench, Brian Kloefkorn, Logan Knight, Justin Chung, Matthew Silverman, Fernando Murillo, Caleb Severson, Rachelle Hamilton, Rebecca Masamitsu, Michelle Chu
    Leaving July 12: Winston Bui, Mitch Goldenberg, Bryan Citrin, Yancey Valdez Jr., Elisha Chan, Angela Lewis, Ku'uipo Cavaco.

  • Dec 9 - Dec 22, 2016: Trip 25
    13 people total: Traveling Dec 9 - Dec 22: Winston Bui, Bryan Citrin, Angela Lewis, Yancey Valdez Jr.
    Traveling Dec 11 - Dec 22: Sara Benton, Brian Kloefkorn, Rachelle Hamilton, Elisha Chan, Ku'uipo Cavaco, Rebecca Masamitsu, Logan Knight, Justin Chung, Caleb Coleman

  • Mar 28 - Apr 9, 2017: Trip 26
    7 people: Winston Bui, Bryan Citrin, Mitch Goldenberg, Angela Lewis, Yancey Valdez Jr., Elisha Chan, Ku'uipo Cavaco

  • June 19 - July 2, 2017: Trip 27 - My twenty-fifth Haiti missions trip.
    19 people total: Sara Benton, Uwe Muench, Brian Kloefkorn, Rachelle Hamilton, Yancey Valdez Jr., Tim Faas, Ku'uipo Cavaco, Matthew Silverman, Logan Knight, Brittnee Taylor, Sean Lynn, Nathan Francis, Mason Singer, McKenna Noe
    Traveling June 15 - July 2: Angela Lewis
    Traveling June 15 - June 29: Winston Bui, Bryan Citrin
    Traveling June 19 - June 29: Mitch Goldenberg
    Traveling June 19 - July 5: Elisha Chan

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