After reviewing our website and seeing the video re: Kenya, Gayle Brock of the YMCA National wanted to share with us that she involved with a missions group (the Jamaica Children’s Fund) that travels annually to Montego Bay, Jamaica to visit approximately 16 schools, orphanages, etc., ministering to children. (This is not done through the YMCA but through her church.) They conduct the mission trip the first week of December each year. They will be returning in December 2010. Most of the children are of pre-school to 2nd grade. They were wondering if there might be any opportunity for the schools we visit there to possibly also be blessed with books for their younger classrooms similar to the children in Africa.
And, The I AM Foundation said yes! We’ve donated 50 books (25 I Am The Earth: Positive Affirmations for Loving Our Planet and 25 of The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are) for the children visited on this mission.
From their website: The Jamaica Children’s Fund is wholeheartedly commited to supporting the children of Jamaica, and other children in critical need. Our volunteers are servant-ambassadors who minister to the needs of the children, as well as giving a Christian message.
Many people ask, why Jamaica? When one thinks of Jamaica, sandy beaches and luxury resort comes to mind. But the majority of Jamaican people are economically poor, either located in rural, isolated communities, or in the city slums. With no resources to fall back on, the struggle to survive is far more intense than in the economically blessed, United States.
I am so grateful to be called by God to assist these people in any way I can. Jamaicans are proud, resilient and resourceful, with a rich history and culture. I feel privileged to know them and to be able to help their beautiful children. I invite you to join us on this humanitarian journey through Christ.
Cheryl Yvette Hunt
For more information contact the Jamaica Children’s Fund