“It’s never not hard, is it?!”

“It’s never not hard, is it?!”

Lori (not her real name) is fifteen, and attends our youth programme every week. She is normally quick to laugh, quick to get involved in all of the activities, and also keen to hear the testimonies and things that are shared from God’s word. Last week she responded...
Do you believe this?

Do you believe this?

It was twenty years ago this month, I was on a bus heading away from Kingston to Montego Bay, and I was looking out of the window feeling very disheartened and confused. I had come back to Jamaica for a two week trip with one aim; to connect with someone who loved God...
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...