Today was another very productive day for the team and a beautiful day here in Jamaica. We headed toward Zion Evangelical Friends Church where we had the joy of reuniting with many of the Jamaicans we’ve worked and worshipped with in the past — Yvonne, Cynthia, Popeye, Judy and others. One team painted the floors of three rooms of the multipurpose building, including the Sunday School room. The second team cleaned up the neighborhood.
After short lunch break we visited with the girls from Granville Female Juvenile Detention Center. We played ball and jump rope with the girls in the school yard. Bill played guitar with the girls and even gave them brief guitar lessons while they played Jamaican songs on the drum.
The girls were really moved by the drama performed by Mel, Jas, Jon, Chris and Jay. Tears rolled down their cheeks. It was a very emotional experience for the girls of Granville and for the members of JMT 2013. We were able to donate a suitcase full of girls clothes and shoes.
We ended the day with the last part of our small group study (Restore by LifeChurch.Tv). This sparked an wonderful conversation on the future of our Jamaica Mission Team.
Jay painting the floor of the multifunction building.
Jon and Bill preparing the Sunday School room for painting
Jeannie reading a book to the Jamaican kids.
Jas, Erik and Jeannie playing ball with the kids.
Bill singing with the kids
Mel fellowshipping with the girls