JAMAICA MISSION 2017

Feb. 25, 2017

Greetings everyone in the Precious Name of Jesus

This is the report of our trip report I pray it is OK.  I  had a procedure at the hospital today and a doctors appointment this afternoon and I am going for vascular surgery this Monday, I have to be at the hospital at 6 am. Prayers are appreciated. Thank you.
Don & I  arrived home Feb. 23, 2017 at 11.pm. The team members Val, John and Pauline had a nail biting drive home in dense fog but by the grace of God everyone got home safely.
I didn’t have time to send an email while I was away as the trip was pretty full.
We arrive Monday Feb. 13, Don’s and my phones had expired so we had no way to contact our driver, one of the men at the airport let us use his phone.and we  got in touch with our driver and got the bus to the apartments. We stopped on the way for supper and then to pick up groceries. When we arrived Val and John and Pauline got there apartments. Someone was to meet us at our but never showed up until 2 1/2 hours later after our driver thank God made many calls. The lady thought we were coming in the next day.
Anyway all worked out well Praise the Lord.
The next day we went shopping to buy men’s  underwear for the St. Catherine’s district prison, we purchase 80 to go along with what was brought by the team. We also get new sim cards for our phones.
Wednesday we went to Richmond Farm Medium prison for men, however Pauline did not come with us a she got ill from something she ate the night before and could not join us. It was a wonderful time but would have been better with Pauline there. The Superintendent gave us a bag of coconuts to take with us and had a guard with one of the inmates and a machete  come out of the jail and cut some open for us to enjoy on our way and we had some to take back to our apartment with us.
-Thursday we went to St. Catherine’s Maximum prison for men in the morning and Fort Augusta Prison for women in the afternoon.
-Friday the team had the day off to enjoy the pool and Don and I went to buy underwear for the Boys at Hill Top boys Jail. We purchases 40 to go with the 30 that the team brought with them.
-Saturday we had a fellowship dinner with some of the locals and celebrated Don’s 65 th  birthday.
-Sunday we went to church.
-Monday we went to the Overcomers graduation and 26 people graduated and one became a certified instructor and another became a program director. We know have 4 Program directors on the Island and 9 Certified Instructors, Praise the Lord.
-Tuesday We went to Hill Top Boys jail , then the prison team and the drivers went for a lunch at Sharkies. In 17 years of going back and forth to Jamaica Don and I had never been to or heard of Sharkies, everyone enjoyed the food and the fellowship. When we returned back to the apartment Don and I went to the grocery store and met Pastor Maxo and his family to purchase food for the school. There are 40 children at the school and if they don’t get that one meal a day at school a lot of them don’t eat. We bought $500.00 Canadian worth of food. 200 pounds of rice, 100 pounds of Chicken parts, 100 pounds of peas, some chicken spice, pasta & sauce fruit drink and oil. Praise the Lord and again thank you for the donations of funds to be able to purchase this.
We flew home Wednesday.
As a team we were able to distribute all that was brought & bought by the team, tooth brushes and tooth paste, underwear, glasses, Satisfy the Hunger books, Challenge Newspapers, tracts, shampoo, cream rinse and lotions., Bibles, magazines, tracts etc.
Thank you everyone who donated these articles.
Richmond Farm Men’s Prison
Team inside of St. Catherine’s Mens Maximum Prison
Our transportation
Shopping for food for school children

Val with guards at Hilll Top Boys Jail.

Don Blowing out 65 birthday candles

Don’s 65 B’ day
St. Catherine’s Men’s Maximum Prison
Fort August Women’s Prison
Overcomers Grads.
26 Grads, 1 Certified Instructor, & 1 Program Director
Val John and Pauline singing at Graduation, like they did also at the prisons
Don and I receiving gift of appreciation for bringing Overcomers to Jamaica.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO REV. MARK HARDY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF JAMAICA PRISON FELLOWSHIP, CHAPLAIN AT ST. CATHERINE’S DISTRIC PRISON, SENIOR PASTOR OF CHURCH OF 300 AND MUCH MORE.   ALSO SIS. DOROTHY JONES-STEWART PRESIDENT OF SOUL COMPASSION OUTREACH FOR ALL THEY DID TO MAKE THIS ASUCCESSFUL TRIP.GOD BLESS YOU BOTH.
There are many more pictures but I think you get the idea.
God bless you all for your prayers and thank you to those whose support made it possible to accomplish all that was done and the people that were ministered to.
See you here, there or in the air.
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

 

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