Monday, February 18, 2013

six weeks of mercy: help wanted

EDIT - See bottom (in red) for further information.

Every spring, same thing, then, more same thing. Broken record.

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result, we think it has been proven we are suffering from a severe case of insanity.

This June there are eleven babies due and a lot more going on at Heartline Ministries. This will mean irritable parents on the very best of days. It is bound to be a perfect storm of sorts.We realize these five lards need a little direction and structure.  (Their regular school year ends mid-May.)

Hear this now. 
For summer 2013 we are trying something different. PLEASE share with your favorite brilliant and adventurous teacher-friends!

Help Wanted:
  • Summer school teacher position available in Haiti (school and lots of play/fun)
  • June 1 to July 15 - five days a week - 6ish to 7ish hours a day (as close to these dates as possible)
  • Five kids - ages 11, 11, 9, 6, 5  ... no Paige :(
  • Requirements: some sort of teaching experience, energetic, flexible, creative, and fun 
  • Serious inquiries with references only, please.
  • Small salary plus free housing 
  • Prefer 22 years of age and older - open to married couple or singles - no*kids please 
  • (*yes, yes, we see the hypocrisy and irony of that)

If interested please email: by March 15 - will contact all applicants by March 20, 2013.

The more we have thought about this the more we think a young married couple is ideal. Our concern for singles is that the job is only 5 days a week for 7 hours a day. There will be a lot of down time meaning it could be lonely or boring or both.  We're thinking two people will enjoy the free time to get involved elsewhere and be adventurous together.  

If you are interested in hearing more, please email us and we'll send the details.

The ideal candidates have: experienced life with faulty infrastructure - LOVE heat ... like really, really love it - enjoy sweating and damp or soaking undergarments - like talkative kids with multiple interests and unique personalities - and are self-starters. 


T & T Livesay said...

Jimmy and Becky are holding onto their job for the regular school year. This is a summer gig while they are gone taking a break and having a baby ... as if you can take a break while having a baby.

Jamie and Alissa said...

boy, isn't that the truth!!! NO summer camps in Madagascar either-- in fact every 8 weeks the kids have a 2 week break... it's always more insane than the regular day-to-day crazy while juggling it all. praying for God's provision in this!

Mama Ds Dozen said...

Oh how I wish I could just bring my 11, 13, and 14 year olds. We'd have a blast with your 5 youngsters. :)

When my kids are grown and gone, I think maybe the Lord will call me to travel the world helping missionary families with their kiddos. Kind of a Mary Poppins homeschool teacher.

mama of 12

Anonymous said...

Is a teaching degree required? What grade-level work are the kids doing?

T & T Livesay said...

We don't necessarily need/require someone with an actual teaching degree, just someone that loves to teach and has done it before (therefore they know they love it!)

We are thinking that the teacher (or teacherS) would just keep the kids going in Math and Reading and Writing ... the rest would be as creative and fun as possible. Math tutoring at the Kindergarten to 6th grade level will be needed. Isaac is learning fractions right now, he is the most advanced math student of the group.

We mainly need someone that loves HEAT and DUST and adventure and is motivated to make it fun and interesting for the kids. This will break up their summer during a time that Troy and I will be super busy.

Sara said...

Just sent this to a friend who would be amazing...

Sarah said...

My sister is a Messiah nursing student who after high school spent a year tutoring for two missionary kids in Rwanda. She is very interested and will be applying!

Marla Taviano said...

Let me know if you change your mind about bringing kids. ;) This former teacher would be there in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

i would love to do this as well. elem education degree, currently doing home daycare for the last 11 years. my husband is a self employed carpenter. i have told my lifetime we WILL go to haiti. i will teach/love children and he will build and fix things. short term, i don't believe long term would be our gig. this sounds like the type of thing that would be perfect for us(and we love the heat!) someday!! good luck in your search.

Dizneluver said...

Wish I could hang with your clan for the summer but this isnt the summer for me as I have some big things going on for me and the fiancé this summer :)

I am praying though that God brings you the right person that can guide your clan through the summer time in a fun and meaningful way!!


T & T Livesay said...

So sorry Marla-
The place I have for someone to live is tiny tiny and that is the main reason for the no kids request :)

I'm not hater!

Toby Thiel said...

Hi, I'm a friend of Christal Earle's. I am a special education teacher with 15+ years experience and a M.Ed. I would be interested in helping you out, but I would like to bring my daughter with me (she is 21, so not technically a kid!!). She attended the very first Hero Holiday with me that Christal and Vaden held way back in 2005-ish when she was only 13 so she has a very good idea of what to expect out there. Give me a call whenever it suits you if you are interested in having us and we'll take it from there. My cell number is (780) 940-3600. Regards, Toby Thiel

T & T Livesay said...

Toby, can you please email us so we have your contact info for writing you a full job descirption in a week or so?

Briana Payne said...

I am sorry that I missed the opportunity to apply to help you out this summer. Unfortunately, there was no one to pass the note to this brilliant and adventurous teacher friend. But, if you need help next summer I will definitely be applying! I had the pleasure of meeting y'all when I was in Haiti last and am so glad I found this blog to stay updated.