11
December
| 2018 |

Turks and Caicos Mission Trip Recap

Written by: Kristen Kubik, Mission of Hope staff

I recently returned from a missions trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with Mission of Hope. It was my first international medical missions trip and was an enriching experience in so many ways. The TCI population is diverse and a melting pot from many other islands, but when our team arrived, they could tell that we were different. They could see it in our dress, by our actions, and in the way we talked. It was obvious that we were not there for vacation but to serve. Because of this, everyone was eager to spend time with us, coming from all across the island to share their stories and to receive care. This gave the team the perfect opportunity to share God’s love with them and provide hope. Each day was filled with time pouring God’s love into the local population. During our days out conducting mobile clinics, we were able to provide healthcare to almost one hundred people each day—one hundred people each day who received the medications they needed; who experienced God’s love through conversations, sharing the gospel, smiles, hugs, or childcare; who received nurturing that was desperately needed. Also, it was one hundred people each day whose happy attitudes, thankful hearts, and welcoming spirits enriched our lives in ways that will last forever. As it was my first international medical missions trip, I was eager and excited but also completely ignorant of what an experience like this would be like. A trip to TCI is not only an opportunity to help provide life transformation to the islanders, but it causes a life transformation in you as well! Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6