The story of Journey Home Jamaica is constantly changing. We are excited to be on this journey, following God's call and His direction where ever it may lead. The story is being documented at our blog and you can follow along here:
(be sure to start at 'the end' and read to 'the present' if you want a chronological telling of the story, as blogs are organized with the most current post at the 'top'.)
Journey Home Jamaica
James 1:27 says, “ Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress....” Did you know that the Bible commands us to care for orphans no less than 40 times?!
My adventures with my husband Bruce began in 2010 when we had a wonderful wedding and honeymoon on an Alaskan cruise... with all six of our children and more than a dozen family and friends! A year later we found ourselves alone in the house for the very first time. So what did we do? Naturally, we decided to do what we love: TRAVEL! We hopped on a plane to spend an amazing week in Jamaica where we fell in love with the people, the culture and the food! But we were saddened by the poverty and the great need that we saw there. Since that time, God has placed it on our hearts to help the children of the beautiful tropical island of Jamaica.
Did you know that there are more than 75,000 displaced, orphaned or uncared for children in the tiny island nation of Jamaica? It’s true. At only 51 miles wide and 146 miles long, the whole island is smaller than the state of Connecticut. 75,000 children?! That's more than the entire populations of a lot of cities!
And so comes the birth of Journey Home Jamaica, a place where women and children in distress can come for love, healing and restoration. We believe that God is preparing a place for His plans to be completed in Jamaica. We are very excited about the possibilities!
So many doors are opening and we are excited to walk through them in faith. We have decided to journal the story of this adventure in a blog. Please feel free to follow along, if you’d like!
We also ask that, if you feel led, that you to join us in helping with this ministry. We are planning fundraising efforts and putting together work crews. We will need donors, workers and supplies to turn this dream into a reality. And we will need plenty of prayer warriors!
Will you join us in helping the children of Jamaica? Has God placed adoption or foster care on your hearts? Are you interested in being a part of an orphan care ministry in your home church?
Will you commit to partnering with us financially with a one-time gift, as an on-going sponsor, by participating in fundraising efforts, or as a prayer partner? Do you have a special gift or talent that could benefit by advertising and spreading awareness of this project? Would you be willing to go with us on a future work crew or missions trip?