Today, our entire team went a local elementary school. Once we got there, the principle had us write down our majors and then he divided us into groups based on that. Then, he sent us to different places in the school. Some of us went to PE class and played volleyball with the students, some went to Accounting class, others to a cooking class. It was SO much fun and so cool to get to spend time with all of the Jamaican students. After eating lunch at the school, we divided up into groups and spent time praying for Jamaica. It was an amazing experience for our students. No one can believe that we head home tomorrow! It’s been such an awesome week and our team seems to have really become close friends. To everyone that’s been keeping up with us, thank you for thinking of us and praying for us. We’ll see y’all tomorrow at the airport!
Today we split our team in half and took some people to an infirmary and some people back to the disabled children’s home at Westhaven. Our teams were able to love the Jamaicans who are often overlooked and ignored by society. The simple gesture of just spending time with these people is a powerful way for them to know that God loves them. Tonight back at the base we are going to have an extended ministry time for everyone to reflect on their life, their week, worship, and receive prayer. We are excited about this time together as a team, so be praying that God would come and minister to us in any way He wants!
Today, we went to an infirmary which is sort of like hospice care for the Jamaican people who sort of have no one who wants to take care of them. It was a humbling time and an experience many of our students will remember. We spent a good chunk of time afterwards interceding and praying as a team. We prayed for one another, we prayed for our worksites, we prayed for this country. God moved in our hearts during this time. As the week is coming to a close, I reflect on all that God has done on our team. Individually, lives were changed. People recognized the closeness of God like never before. God’s love overwhelmed so many of our students. And this is the start of a process that will continue much longer than just a week in Jamaica. We are so grateful to get to watch the way God continues to move back in the states.