A Mission Jamaica trip provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us (Mark 12:30-31), and a time for reflection and spiritual rest.
Over the past years, Zion members have served on several projects in the Montego Bay, Jamaica area:
Ja’Bode is short for “Jamaican Abode.” Mission Jamaica missionaries help make simple, decent and affordable housing a reality for families with the greatest need.
West Haven Children’s Home is a residential facility which is home to about 80 children and young adults with special needs. Opportunities are here to serve on construction and repair projects, assisting the staff, helping at the on-site school, and aiding in the care for the residents.
Medical Clinics provide free medical and spiritual health care to different communities. While medical professionals are needed to staff the clinic, many of the most important jobs do not require medical training, just a willing and open heart.
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.