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.
- Jolyn was baptized at Zion by Pastor Blair when she was 13 days old, and has been a lifelong member of the congregation. She returned to Buffalo in 2002 to join the Buffalo Clinic (now Stellis Health) as a chiropractor. It has been fun to watch the congregation grow and change. Zion is comfortable, inclusive and is continually looking for ways to serve people both inside and outside the walls of the building. A desire to live a Christ-like life is at the center of Jolyn’s faith. As It says in 2 Corinthians ... more
- Zion will be taking a group of approximately 30 people from Zion and other church communities to Jamaica this winter. Please prayerfully consider joining the team this year for this life-changing experience. This trip will be February 17-24, 2018, with construction and medical work sites, and all-inclusive accommodation at a Holiday Inn. Informational meetings will be held at 9:30 and 11:30am in the church library on August 27, September 17, and September 24. Stop by to get all your questions answered and see what Mission Jamaica is all about. If you’re ready to ... more
- 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
- February 17, 2018
- Mission Jamaica Trip