By Terry Peterson
We are excited about our upcoming Mission trip to Jamaica. A group of 24 will leave Minnesota on February 26, and returning on March 5.
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. We serve our Jamaican partners by planning, funding and implementing Christian teaching, medical care, childcare, and construction projects.
Zion’s group will be participating in two projects, with six serving at the medical clinic and 18 serving with J’Bode, which is similar to Habitat for Humanity. The group covers all of their own expenses related to the trip, and members of the congregation will be able to contribute towards supplies that we will be leaving in Jamaica. All will be invited to participate in a prayer chain where we will be praying for the people we will be helping as well as our journey to serve. Paul tells us in Romans 10:12. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Please keep the trip participants and their work in your prayers. Prayer partner and devotional information will be available in February.
More information about contributing supplies, joining the prayer chain, and eventually updates from the group while they are in Jamaica will be available online at ZionBuffalo.org/MJ.