HOPE Church has been sending short term mission teams to Haiti and Cuba for several years. We began our relationship with the House of Abraham in Jacmel, Haiti in 2010 and our relationship with a local church in Havana, Cuba in 2013.
There are at least a few reasons why we encourage members of our community to be part of a missionary experience.
Missions trips bring people together.
It’s a great way to build community. Teams ride together, eat together, stay up late together, and get up tired together. Everything is done together.
Mission trips broaden perspectives.
When we connect with people, whether in Haiti, Cuba, or America, it helps us connect with the larger world beyond our daily lives.
Mission trips challenge comfort zones.
A short-term mission trip is not a social event, and it is not a retreat. It will stretch and pressure you in ways you have not been challenged ever in your life; and it will require you to sacrifice and serve in ways you have not done before.
Mission trips create sacred space.
A short-term mission trip can represent a time and a place when God worked in and through our life. These sacred spaces both anchor a person’s faith and move them forward in their relationship with Christ.