Our family led a team of people with a passion for children’s ministry for a week packed with outreach to a remote, impoverished village in the mountains of Jamaica.
We visited 6 different public schools and were able to preach the gospel openly to over 3,000 students. The children attend schools that are in poor condition and severely lacking in resources. One school consisted of a large open room with classrooms separated only by chalkboards. In spite of circumstances, these children were joyful and eager to learn. They respectfully listened and responded to our program. We were able to bless many of the neediest students with backpacks and school supplies.
We assisted the local church in benevolent outreach to several of the neediest individuals. We were able to visit many of their homes which are simple makeshift shelters. New clothing and personal supplies were distributed to many families in dire need. We helped to paint the exterior of the church. Jonathan & Jordan enjoyed being clowns and entertaining the children.
In the evenings, over 100 children filled the church to enjoy a kids krusade service. Many children and adults responded to the compelling message of the Gospel. These children walked through rain and power outages with a desperation to attend the services. A training seminar for children’s ministers was held with participants from many denominations in nearby towns.