CSI Ministries has teams down each week during the year to serve in some capacity in the St. Marys Parish area – from VBS to House Builds and evangelism.  For over 50 years we’ve served in the rural area of the Blue Mountains – faithfully.   Several teams were lined up to come down and in March when COVID-19 hit, the entire world changed quickly – eliminating the opportunity for travel into the country.  Our missionaries and staff there have been safe and healthy.  They are serving to meet the needs as they can, but are also in need of work.  We are praying that virtual builds will keep our staff engaged and employed until our teams can return.  And the list of families waiting for homes is in the hundreds!  Since the late 80’s CSI has been able to provide basic shelter for hundreds of families.  We are thankful that even in the midst of a pandemic, with the internet and some creative planning – our ministry is continuing.

The Delphi United Methodist Church’s (Delphi, IN)  short-term mission team was not able to fly down to Jamacia this past June to serve and build a house for a family.  They did not let this stop them from serving and delivering on their commitment to bring others closer to Christ.  The team was able to meet virtually (via Zoom) and connect with the CSI staff in Indiana and the Jamaican CSI staff.  The ‘virtual build’ took place over a 4-day span and the family that received this blessing was overjoyed!  Click through each section and see what we did to ‘achieve’ connection via Zoom videos and deliver this home to a family in need.

Step 1 | Digging the “Pit” or outhouse.

Step 2 | Loading the supplies to the Work Truck

Step 3 | Painting the walls before building

The family chooses the color!  This is the fun part when you drive around the area you can spot a CSI house because of the design and fun colors!

The Spence-Edwards Family

Andreen Spence – Edwards and Andrae Edwards (Parents)

7 Children – Kedreena (18), Kevin (15), Keveeno (13), Vassi-Anna (10), Venescia (7) Asauni (4), and Azuri (1)

Living in Dover, Jamaica

They attend Grace Christian Ministry

Patrick

Patrick

Andy

Andy

Devon

Devon

Brad

Brad

Abe

Abe

Harry

Harry

Doug

Doug

Pete

Pete

Our friend Pastor Arthur Smith

Driving to Dover for the Build!

House Dedication | From Delphi, Indiana to Dover, Jamaica! GOD’s BLESSINGS!!

Each day the teams met for Devotions and shared the love of Christ!

Day 1 Devotions

Day 2 Devotions

Day 3 Devotions