YOU SHOULD GO
Short-term teams of six to twelve people travel to islands in the Caribbean to serve God in many ways. The ultimate purpose is to assist churches in the United States and the Caribbean to work together to plant (start) churches in the Caribbean and help them develop to maturity. These teams minister in several ways.
Caribbean Vision Ministries operates Grace Theological Institute in Cap Haitien, Haiti, and several satellite campuses in other cities in Haiti. Teaching Teams are usually composed of pastors who will spend a week teaching in these Institutes on selected topics that will benefit the Pastoral students and Church Leaders. Teaching Teams consisting of people with ministry skills who can train others in local churches may also serve in Haiti, Trinidad, or the Bahamas in local churches.
YOUTH AND KIDS PROGRAMS
We want to put together teams that are great at ministering to children and youth in some of the world's poorest and most poverty-stricken areas. Teams serve by providing programs like Vacation Bible School, sports clinics or games, trips to the beach, school programs, crafts, or just playing with children and sharing time and hugs with them.
SMALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
You can also serve with local island residents on construction projects for the local churches. If you can do physical labor, then no skills are needed, but your skills can also work on projects like church or school buildings or different repair projects. Relationship building through work projects is very valuable to the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Medical Teams also serve residents of the islands through their medical skills and bring quality care to people who would not receive it otherwise. Many of the people the Team ministers to have never been to a doctor or medical facility before. Even if you have no medical skills, you can still be used on the team in many ways, and the medical prayer team members provide one of the essential parts as each patient has individual prayer with a team member. Three Strands and Circle of Hearts Ministries usually lead these ventures.
Community Evangelism is usually done through door to door visitation of residents in the local communities. Team members join with local church members who are residents of the community. The church is introduced, we share how God has been moving in our lives, and bibles are presented to the residents. An invitation to a local church service or a present gospel crusade at night is given. Sometimes dinner is shared before the service. This experience is often a highlight of a Team experience and a great way to be immersed in the local culture.