The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week. The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a stark reminder of what water can do. At an earlier stage of my life, I spent a lot of time on the water, in canoes. … More Nope. Never Again.
Normally, Thursday and Friday are both “vacation days” on Mission Jamaica. These are really important days. It gives the team a chance to rest and recover from their week of work…especially critical because we’re not used to the heat and climate of Jamaica. It also gives us a chance to think and process what we’ve … More Mission Jamaica Day 6 – Thursday
Today, I’m excited to introduce two of our team members who will “guest blog” for us. Abbigail (grade 10) and Anni (Grade 8) Moran. Thanks to them for sharing! Today, our group went to both the West Haven site and the JABODE site. I (Abbigail) went to the JABODE site where we were beginning to … More Mission Jamaica Day 3 – Monday
There was excitement this morning as the Mission Jamaica teams boarded the buses to head to our work site. After breakfast, and a pause to read today’s scripture verse and to pray, we began the one-hour journey up the mountain to Westhaven. We arrived, and Jeff gave us our tasks and turned us loose. Many … More Mission Jamaica Monday – Day 3
The team’s scripture verse for the day: “My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill[b] the law of Christ.” – … More Mission Jamaica: Day 4
In something like 36 hours, we got 4 inches of rain. And it’s like I could almost hear my lawn giving a long, low groan of relief. it had been so dry for the last few weeks that my lawn kind of “crackled” as I walked over it. In bare patches, I could see little … More Like Rain