S: Jamaica 2010/2011
BC: Be exalted , O God above the heavens; Let Your Glory be over all the earth.. Psalm 57:5
FC: A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF JAMAICA
1: Mission Jamaica a vacation with a purpose
2: Great is the Lord & Greatly to be Praised.
3: Arriving in Jamaica brings warmth to body , soul & spirit.
4: Each morning we load into buses and travel outside the security gates of the hotel. We journey up into the hills, or as our driver Percy sings,"I'm climbing up the rough side of the mountain." The long rough roads gave us much to think about.
5: We saw much beauty from the vines, flowers and banana trees. We also saw some of Jamaica that is missed by the tourists. The people walking on the side of the road revealed hardships. The houses reminded us that we were far from the comforts of our homes.
7: WAY UP IN THE MOUNTAINS YOU WILL FIND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF JAMAICA THE CHILDREN
8: West Haven is home to approx. 80 children & young adults with special needs & special gifts. | WEST HAVEN ORPHANAGE
9: Something amazing happens when you take the time to meet the children.
10: take a Sunday morning walk with us up the hill to Faith Chapel., a place where you can praise God with a joyful noise.
11: On Sunday mornings we help get the kids dressed in their best! We WALK, WHEEL & RIDE to church.
12: Our mornings are very busy as we help the children finish breakfast and get ready for the day.
14: SWING | STROLL | COLOR | HUGS | SMILES | READ | SLIDE | LAUGH
15: Our afternoons are delightful! | DANCE | SING | &
16: REPAIRS | ALWAYS WORK TO BE DONE | PAINTING | LAUNDRY
17: PLUMBING | ROOFING | CLEANING | TOGETHER MAKING A DIFFERENCE
19: xxxxxx | Moments engraved in our hearts
20: We went along with Jamaican Jabode to help build on houses. Together we mixed cement by hand and formed a bucket brigade to pour the flooring. At another site they worked on walls & rafters. | chicken foot soup for lunch
21: This will be a house for family of 6
22: Blossoms Orphanage
24: "Basket Mon" | Making a quick stop to see the
25: Only in Jamaica
26: Supper out at the local tavern | great people great places
27: fresh snapper from the lake with the eyeballs looking right at ya
29: Praise Him who planted the water within the earth for His loving kindness continues forever. Psalm 138:6
30: We are extra blessed to have
31: Fun in the Sun!
33: In the evenings we have time to enjoy friends and embraceGods painted beauty.
34: As the sun sets on our journey we were able to rest and relax by the quiet ocean water. We had a busy week filled with sunshine, hard work and new friendships. We reflected on our time spent with the people of Jamaica and how our hearts had been touched.
35: Life is a wonderful place with many things to do and many things to learn. There is a child in us who loves to play, there is a growing being within us who loves to rest. It is by God's Grace that we have come to a beautiful place in our lives that we are able to knowHisPresence and for that we are so . grateful.