Lourdes Kleid has been involved with international short term missionary work since 1997. In that time, she has led teams to Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, South Africa, Dominican Republic and within the United States and in 2017 made the move to full time work in the Dominican Republic. Her passion for helping others is evident in her dedication to trying to make the quality of life of those in need better. Being bilingual has been an added plus to her work in the Dominican Republic. She also feels strongly that education is key in helping people be more aware of their health and medical needs.