S: Jamaica Mission Trip - January 2012
BC: A Journey of Love to Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in Knockpatrick Jamaica - Jamuary 7th - 14th, 2012
FC: CCCD Jamaica Mission Trip | January 2012
1: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine | This is the first time Jevon has felt comfortable joining in.
2: Saturday - traveled all day Sunday - church at Deaf Village Monday - Kim, Kelsy, Shelby, Taylor & I cleaned a storage room and organized and cleaned the Wood Shop Tuesday - Taylor worked on electrical while Kim & I worked on Wood Shop, painted sign and cleaned washing machine Wednesday - Kelsy, Meghan and I spent almost 3 hours learning to make bows with an ancient bow machine then Kim and I inventoried and distributed the donations. Taylor helped with electrical again. Thursday - Taylor helped finish up the Chicken Coop (the rest of the team had been working on this all week). Kim, Kelsey and I scrubbed walls and painted. Friday - Fun day to YS Falls with a picnic of meat pies Saturday - traveled all day Each night we had a devotion time led by Josh Keel All meals were in the dining hall. Curfew was 11pm
3: Darrell & Clare Nesmith Tom, Kim, Kelsey & Shelby Fox Josh Keel Jim Colvert Cindy & Taylor West Meghan Reed Megan & Anna Turres Will Shoemaker Lydia Bush Levi Wilson
4: The daredevils took their picture on slippery rocks with water gushing down.
9: Working on the Chicken Coop
11: Still working on the chicken coop...
13: Before church and before getting dirty working.
14: We could only be serious for so long........ | Fun times all around
16: Church at the Deaf Village - don't believe "This is the Day the Lord has Made" has ever "sounded" more beautiful!!!
18: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca
20: Jamaica is so beautiful....God paints such pretty pictures!
23: Mealtime, devotion and of course a tour of the "cave"
26: Time at YS Falls
30: Crazy Jerry | "You want this where?" | Did anyone know lizard do this?
31: OUR OWN | Phillip's "self-portrait" | Tom working hard. | Lydia pondering Taylor's pie
36: I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this - that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
38: The beautiful children
46: Hard at work on the Chicken Coop
48: Let's put a hammock in the Big Tree and then fly thru the air to get into it....ok sure.
49: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu
51: A Night out at Big Tree
56: Our fav cook Angela
60: It was some of the hardest work and some of the easiest work. The hugs and kisses from the kids made the sore muscles so worthwhile. The kids were very patient with our sign language and if they really wanted to "talk", they got a notebook. The older boys loved to flirt with the teenage girls and the younger girls loved to follow Levi and Will around. The Plattners are amazing and doing great things. Even baby Desha knew sign language and had a ready smile. One day she climbed in my lap and took a nap. It was so sweet. The kids loved to play with bubbles and sidewalk chalk and challenge the girls to basketball. Levi even made them balloon animals one night. The teens loved to play cards and got the rest of us playing spades in the evenings after devotion. They usually hung out on the lanai gossiping with some of the workers. Taylor was amazing. I can't believe how hard she worked. Almost everyone gave 110%.
61: The problems with timing and materials worked out to the benefit of the school. Because the electrical couldn't be done on schedule, Jim, Taylor and Levi had time to wire the nurse's clinic. Because the power was out until 8pm, we all got to spend some wonderful quality time playing with the kids and getting our hair braided. Of course, we blamed Jim for all the power outages. Crazy Jerry amazed everyone by sawing a board on his leg and hanging on while the ladder was moved. When Meghan was called, she flew through the chicken coop window, appearing to do a flip and climbing to the roof to assist. Levi lent his muscles whenever he was in the vicinity and something needed to be moved. Bacon, the pig was butchered in the back of a pickup truck and made a delicious meal on Thursday. Cows apparently don't like limes and I'll leave that story there. Pigs like to play with hammer when you drop them into their pen. And they slobber. If you want to say hello, good-bye, move over, I'm passing to pretty much anything else, just honk your horn. And if you aren't driving 100 miles an hour at all times, you aren't in Jamaica!