Turning Point Missions, Inc.: Why and How We Started
During the early fall of 2011 Mark Wybenga and Tom Doane were working together on a residential renovation project, when the discussion turned from construction details to mission outreach. It progressed quickly to the the question of “ how do we continue to do the residential construction we enjoy, while funding the mission work we both want to be involved with”? This discussion eventually lead to the formation of Turning Point Missions, Inc. - a non-profit corporation.
Turning Point Missions, Inc. was formed in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the West Michigan area continues to be the center point of our home renovation work. We began purchasing houses, renovating them and then selling them with the profit from the sale funding our mission trips. This source of revenue remains the baseline means of funding our mission outreach.
Our initial mission trips were to the Dominican Republic working with Worldwide Christian Schools, followed by trips to the Cap-Haitien area of Haiti where Tom had volunteered previously with Living Water International. Haiti remains the primary focus of our current outreach work. It is hoped that with the completion of this website we can begin to develop outside contribution sources who will take an interest in what we are trying to accomplish in Haiti and join us in our work there and elsewhere.