First Jamaica Team in over two years! (Post 1)

Over the next two days, we will be sharing about the way God worked in Jamaica during the week of March 14th. The team was ready and prepared to bring the Gospel to the nation of Jamaica and through their faithfulness God revealed Himself in many ways. 

The team, made up of families and staff from Covenant Church in North Carolina, experienced a 2-day delay as they arrived at the airport on Saturday morning. This didn’t stop them from coming into Jamaica on Monday afternoon ready to get to work. The week’s plan was to build a house near the mission house, just outside Highgate Jamaica, during the day, and do a Vacation Bible School at Annotto Bay Baptist Church during the evening. As the week unfolded, they were able to witness God moving on the jobsite and in the Vacation Bible School.

Monday and Tuesday: The Covenant Team got into town, got some Jerk Chicken, and went back to the mission house. Had an Orientation which included Pastor Travis Drummond from Annotto Bay Baptist Church. Went over what the week was going to look like and what to expect from the Jamaican culture. 

On Tuesday, the team gathered on the jobsite and were able to meet the home recipient. We had a short devotion together and then broke into two groups. The Construction group stayed on the site all day putting together the floor and the walls for the home. Many on the team experienced construction in a new way and were excited to learn and get to use a hammer and the saws. The second group went down to Annotto Bay and set up and prepared for the VBS that evening. The group also went on a prayer walk through the community, praying for the community as they were able to walk along the seaside and see a new piece of Jamaica. 

In the evening, the team headed down to the VBS in Annotto Bay with 84 kids coming in the first night. They led a great session of worship and a short Bible story before the kids broke out into groups doing games outside, a craft with beads, and a small group time where the kids learned a new Bible verse and went over the gospel theme for the night. The team worked together, and everyone used their talents for the Lord. They shared the Gospel in a very kid-friendly way, and the local children were more than excited to be apart of the event. 

More to come tomorrow!

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