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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Home from the Mission Field

Our church, Word of Wisdom Fellowship, sent a team of seven to Jamaica on a missions trip. I am happy to say that everyone arrived home safely--including my husband, Dwayne. It was his first missions trip and he really didn't know what to expect. They concentrated on street evangelism and saw over 60-80 decisions for Christ.

Dwayne preached his first sermon and he said the Holy Spirit showed up to make it all happen perfectly. They were surrounded by 100 taxi cab drivers on both sides and everything was loud when they arrived, but when he began preaching everyone grew quiet and listened. I wish I could have been there to see it.

They visited several places, including schools and a children's home. Below is a photo of our pastor, Avery Dunn, with children from one of the schools. Dwayne said these children were so happy and completely unaware of their poverty.



Our mission team experienced some home-cooking, Jamaican style, thanks to a couple of ladies from one of the local churches. I think our team is missing these home-cooked meals. They were welcomed by everyone they met and the people in Jamaica were so friendly. Our church is hoping to send another team to Jamaica next year in March when it might be a little cooler.

A few of the things they had to get used to was the humid heat without any air condition. With the exception of the resorts, the power is turned off on the island everyday between 1-4 p.m. to save electricity. Tiny ants ran the household and Dwayne said you just learn to live with them. He came home with so many bug bites. I've never seen anything like it. They drive on the left side of the road and apparently they drive fast.

It sounds like it was a wonderful experience for our team and for the people they met in Jamaica. May God bless them all!



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