A Jamaican Hero

A Jamaican Hero

Monday was National Heroes Day in Jamaica, and about three weeks before a true hero, and my good friend Bobby Wilmot, passed away suddenly due to illness (he had been struggling with kidney health for a couple of years). Bobby leaves a remarkable legacy of lives who...
“Be kind to one another”

“Be kind to one another”

“It rough out there!” This was the way one of the mothers in Trench Town described this time during the Covid crisis. Uncertainty about work, fears about sending children back to school, anxiety about increasing case numbers, fears of people turning to...
Stepping out

Stepping out

For several weeks now we have been taking bags of groceries to each household around the Dream Centre in West Kingston, going street by street, taking 50 bags at a time, and offering to pray for each family. In order to stretch the funds as far as possible we have...
Faith expressing itself through love

Faith expressing itself through love

I had heard about Romario before I met him. It was just over ten years ago, and our team had started a new Kids Club a few weeks before at a church near Romario’s community. Liz was overseeing the team, and when she got home one afternoon she told me the story of...
Person to person

Person to person

There is something we can’t see and are struggling to understand, but it is changing everything. It is spreading from person to person, from one community to the next, from one nation to another. It is unsettling … but in this case … it is the best thing that has ever...
Trained to A.C.T.

Trained to A.C.T.

The seventeen year old girl sat on the floor, with her elbows resting on her knees, and both hands holding the back of her slumped head. She didn’t respond to anything I said as I asked her about the incident that had just happened with her mother. Then, all of a...
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...