a life-changing experience.
What do we do?
In the Montego Bay area, we serve in the following ways:
Westhaven Children’s Home: Volunteers have served at Westhaven since 1995. As a home to 81 handicapped children with varying degrees of abilities, Westhaven has need for on-going projects including gardening, construction, sewing, caring for the children and assisting the staff. Mission Jamaica missionaries will continue building the fifth cottage this year at Westhaven.
J’Abode (formerly Habitat for Humanity) : There’s always work to be done for Habitat. Digging footings, pouring concrete and tying steel reinforcement are some of the tasks Habitat asks MJ to do. Habitat’s focus in Jamaica is to build 16’x20’ one room homes. Missionaries work side by side with future homeowners.
Copse Basic School: Preschool up to kindergarten, daycare and child development center. MJ will perform classroom ministry, puppet ministry and Bible school.
Riverside Basic School: Part of the Church of the Open Bible, Riverside has 102 children, ages 3-6 years. MJ will be providing child development curriculum, and make capital improvements to the facility. This is also the future site of a rural medical clinic, which will be completed by Mission Jamaica teams and constructed out of a 40 foot shipping container.
St. John’s Medical Clinic: Part of St. John’s Methodist Church. This facility serves the Montego Bay area providing free medical and dental health care.
Garland Hall Orphanage: 24 orphans call Garland Hall home. Garland Hall needs exterior repairs. MJ will be assisting the staff with caring for the children as well.
why should I join?
Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31
MJ provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us through His love and service to others. The MJ trip combines a service project with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse into another culture for a week.
There are also chances for recreation - After a day of work, relax at the water park or beach at Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort.
Sign up today!
For more information on how you can get involved, call the church office at (901) 756-8850 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The total cost for the week is $1,556 (includes hotel, all meals, local transportation) plus air.
Deposits are due by October 1.
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