Mission Jamaica is a short-term ‘vacation with a purpose’ program, which began at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi in 1990.
Mission Jamaica provides Christians a meaningful way to put their faith into action through short-term mission trips to Jamaica. The trip combines a service project with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home yet far enough away to immerse into another culture for a week. We serve our Jamaican partners by planning, funding and implementing Christian teaching, medical care, childcare, and construction projects. Whatever your gifts or talents are, you can use them to serve the Jamaican community. Mission Jamaica provides a way for anyone to love and serve our neighbors just as Jesus taught us through his love and service to others.
- I was asked to share my experiences from my first mission Jamaica trip…..so here goes… I say No problem, Ya Mon! Once we arrived in Jamaica and made it through customs, we were subjected to 80 degree weather with warm breezes and sunshine. On Sunday morning, we drove for 1½ hours to Westhaven Children’s Home. The roads are not like here in the States. Our driver, Pastor Percy, informed us that one needed a PhD to drive them. Pot Hole Dodger, that is, Ya Mon! Percy was full of stories and information and ... more
- Russ was confirmed at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, and has been a member of Zion since his family moved from Corcoran to Buffalo in 1977. Pastors Ed & John were very welcoming. Russ is married to Terry, a lifelong member of Zion, and his 6 children and 7 grandchildren are all active members of Zion. Terry has been the most inspirational person in my faith journey. I say that God calls you in many ways. His voice often sounds like Terry’s. His favorite Bible verse is James 1:17: Every good and perfect ... more
- The 2017 Mission Jamaica Team invites you to participate in Zion’s upcoming mission trip, February 25 – March 4, when they will do both medical and building projects in February 2017. They will be collecting donations January 29 – February 12. Please keep these trip participants and their work in your prayers: Kirstin Carlson, Karron Denk, Denny Gleason, Jason Halvorson, Jolyn Halvorson, Kevin Kinvig, Dale Lawrence, Glenn & Caren Nemec, Amy, Erin, & Morgan Nystuen, Rochelle Rougier-Maas, Clark & Paige Messenbrink, Jeff & Paige Peterson, David & Shirley Sandell, Pastor Luke Schmidt, Bill ... more
- February 17, 2018
- Mission Jamaica Trip