Mission Jamaica – Vacation With a Purpose
Mission Jamaica 2023 teams are now being added to the calendar for January through March 2023!
We have Saturday-Saturday one-week trips planned that include Ja’Bode home builds, WestHaven Childrens Home, and Clifton Boys’ Home in the Montego Bay area. We also have one-week trips planned for Kingston sites including Calalloo Mews Basic School, Hope Valley Experimental School and Ja’Bode home builds. We plan to offer mobile medical clinics in 2024.
Team leads, small groups, and individuals—Let us know the week(s) you would like to be added so we can provide more specific air and hotel pricing.
Trip A – Jan. 7-14, 2023
Trip B – Jan. 14-21, 2023
Trip C – Jan. 21-28, 2023
Trip D – Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2023 – Kingston
Trip E – Feb. 4-11, 2023 – with Deacon Stephanie Anderson
Trip F – Feb. 11-18, 2023
Trip G – Feb. 18-25, 2023
Trip I – March 4-11, 2023 – Kingston – with Pastor Brian Norsman
Trip J – March 11-18, 2023
Trip K – March 18-25, 2023
About Mission Jamaica
Mission Jamaica (MJ) is a short-term “vacation with a purpose” mission experience which began at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi in 1989. Since that time, over 35 other Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregations and several colleges from Minnesota as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, and Illinois have partnered with St. Andrew’s in this mission field. Mission Jamaica also works with J’Abode, a program similar to Habitat for Humanity, at various sites throughout Jamaica.
A Mission Jamaica trip combines a service project with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse into another culture for a week. Mission Jamaica provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us through his love and service to others. Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31
$150 deposit (transferable, but not refundable) is due now to hold your spot. Final payment and due date will be provided once your reservation is complete. Typical final payment for teams leaving in January is Oct. 1, 2022. Final payment for February teams is Oct 15, 2022. Final payment for March teams is Nov. 1, 2022.
To register you will need information from the following documents: Passport, health insurance, and COVID vaccination dates.
Approximate one week trip cost is $2300 to $2500 including air, hotel, in-country transportation and Mission Jamaica fees. Trip cancellation insurance recommended and available.
Contact Jeff or Paige Peterson for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org