Mission Jamaica

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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.

 2018 Trips:

Trip D: January 27-Feb. 3, 2018 –  Kingston – Calalloo Mews Basic School, J’ABODE, Hope Valley Experimental School, Penwood Medical Clinic – $2,041

Trip E: Feb. 3 – Feb. 10, 2018 – Montego Bay, with Pastor Brian Norsman – mobile medical clinic, J’Abode home build, and WestHaven Children’s Home – $2,292

Trip D&E: January 27 – February 10, 2018  – Kingston/Montego Bay. You can do it all! Join us for two back-to-back weeks where you will serve first in Kingston, have a few days of rest and reflection, continue serving in Montego Bay, followed by a few days of rest and reflection before flying home. – $3,603

Trip J: March 10-17, 2018Kingston, with Deacon Erin Morris  – Intergenerational Week! (Coincides with Mahtomedi and WBL Schools Spring Break) – Calalloo Mews, J’ABODE and Hope Valley – $2,070

Trip K:March 17-24, 2018Montego Bay, with Deacon Erin Morris – Intergenerational Week! (Coincides with Stillwater Schools Spring Break) Clifton Boy’s Home, West Haven Children’s Home – $2,292

Trip J&K: March 10-24, 2018 – Kingston/Montego Bay. You can do it all! Join us for two back-to-back weeks where you will serve first in Kingston, have a few days of rest and reflection, continue serving in Montego Bay, followed by a few days of rest and reflection before flying home. – Price TBD


Prices are per person based on double occupancy all-inclusive (except for room attendant tips, church offering and free day expenses). Please contact us for  information on triple or quad room rates, as well as children’s rates.

Payment schedule

  • $100 per person non-refundable deposit is due asap.
  • $150 per person non-refundable payment is due by October 1, 2017 with online registration at missionjamaica.org
  • $550 per person non-refundable deposit and final non-refundable balance due dates will be provided after the first deposit has been received.
  • Make checks payable to Mission Jamaica. Please note on the memo line the dates of the trip in which you are participating.

Visit missionjamaica.org for full details about upcoming trips, what to expect, and where we serve.
Contact: Jeff Peterson, Director, Mission Jamaica, jeffp@saintandrews.org, 651.762.9112 or Paige Peterson, pg.peterson@comcast.net, 612.790.9558