As much as they wanted

As much as they wanted

At the end of my last update there were just two sentences talking about the fact that we were hoping to raise $2,000 USD for our back to school fundraiser this year to help families in the inner city. The background to this is that we have been doing a back to school...
Through, not around

Through, not around

I wrote the short reflection below in our Fusion Jamaica WhatsApp prayer group about two weeks ago … and I am (mostly) glad that I did! So I will let you read the reflection and then tell a little bit of the story of the last two weeks. “There they strengthened the...
Christmas Gift Box Project

Christmas Gift Box Project

It was Christmas Gift Box time for children in Trench Town yesterday. The children and youth performed songs at our Christmas celebration, enjoyed a great performance to highlight the meaning of Christmas and then went home with their Gift Box and cakes that had been...
One day …

One day …

One of the greatest challenges of the Christian faith is to live in the now, but not yet, presence of God’s kingdom. Yesterday we heard from some friends in Jamaica that their house was broken into, and that the thieves stole some irreplaceable things that they had...
Trauma, hope … and English Garden parties!

Trauma, hope … and English Garden parties!

One of the most surreal things about serving as a missionary is the different worlds that you find yourself moving between. A month ago we had just held “The Impact of Trauma on Children” seminar, with a visiting psychologist from Canada, Jeanne Willliams. The seminar...
” … only understand patois!”

” … only understand patois!”

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa In the last two weeks we have taken children and young people from inner city communities to a beach in Portland, a waterfall in St. Elizabeth, and a botanical gardens with a river in St. Mary....
We get knocked down, but we get up again!

We get knocked down, but we get up again!

Last Saturday we took around 40 young people and leaders on a day trip to Winnifred Beach in Portland. The day was planned out with activities that would help the young people to have fun, work together on team challenges, and ultimately experience a level of freedom...
A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day

Let me introduce you to some children: Everton is 8 years old, and his prayer is for mothers and fathers in his community to be good parents. Plattini is 10, and his prayer is that people in his community would learn to say kind words. Kimani is 11, and his prayer is...