This spring has been one we will all remember for generations to come. Here is an update on Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Jamaica and the highlights of a busy Spring 2020. Our last Team departed on March 14; One week later the last Medical Student departed two weeks earlier than scheduled on March 21, as requested by the US State Department.
All CSI Teams scheduled for May and June have canceled. Currently, our Jamaican staff is working part-time schedules. The Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, of Jamaica, has closed all schools, issued restrictions on gatherings, including churches – no more than 10 persons allowed. The Boarders (Airports and Seaports) have been closed since March 21. As of the writing of this newsletter, Jamaica has approximately 252 Cases and 6 deaths. There is a discussion that the Island nation may go on lock-down.
Because of your prayers and continued support, I am grateful that many of you lift me and this ministry up to our Heavenly Father, all I can say is, Thank You!
I know that God is Faithful, and He will see us through these challenging times and what the enemy may have intended for evil, He will use for Good! Romans 8:28
(ABOVE) House #1 Prior to getting her new house, Valarie slept under the stairs in her brother’s house for years.
House #2 Tasha & her 4 children were so happy to receive the keys to their new house!
Honeycreek Missionary Baptist Church, Indiana January 4 – 10, 2020
8 Churches – 4 Denominations – 1 Team, The body of Christ! Judy King, Team Leader, has been to Jamaica many times, but not her Church. Years of hoping, praying and a leap of faith, opened the door; Then a year of planning, team meetings and fundraising all came to fruition for her group of 15 women and 1 man when they arrived for their first-ever international mission trip. The team attended a lively Church, visited a Children’s Home, Nursing Home, and built two houses in a place called, “Africa” (No Passport Required).