your pain will turn into joy

your pain will turn into joy

One child, one set of toys laid out on a mat, one trained adult giving undivided attention while the child decides how to play, a bit of quiet space, and 30 minutes of time … these are all the resources needed to run a Restorative Play Time. Through the group of...
“You’ll be fine Miss.”

“You’ll be fine Miss.”

We don’t know what caused the fresh scar on the boy’s neck, and now that it is there, nothing can be done to reverse what happened … but this boy, like all of us, is more than just the sum of his experiences. He had been referred by his school for Restorative Play...
Encouragement

Encouragement

I told a story in my last update of a moment when some young men had turned up unexpectedly at youth club a few weeks ago, were behaving in a negative way and refusing to leave, and then when Adrian gently escorted the ringleader to the door … the young man...
“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...