Mission Jamaica

MissionJamicalogoVacation With A Purpose

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.

In 1989, a few people from St. Andrew’s traveled to Kingston, seeking to help those in need after storms whipped through Jamaica. They offered their service at Hope Valley Experimental School, which was the first on the island to incorporate children with special needs into the traditional classroom. In 1990, a larger team returned to Hope Valley. When we showed up the following year, they were surprised, as many “help groups” never come back. Please join us in 2020 – our 31st year – and be part of the ongoing growth.

2020 Mission Jamaica Trips sponsored by St. Andrew’s 

Download our 2020 Mission Jamaica Brochure

Trip D – Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 2020 – Kingston: Calalloo Mews Basic School, J’ABODE, Hope Valley Experimental School and Penwood Medical Clinic
Trip E – Feb. 1-8, 2020 – Montego Bay with Pastor Brian Norsman: J’ABODE, Mobile Medical Clinic, West Haven Children’s Home
Trip J – March 7-14, 2020 – Kingston with Pastor Jenny Sung: Calalloo Mews Basic School, J’ABODE, Hope Valley Experimental School
Trip K – March 14-21 – Montego Bay with Pastor Kyle Jackson:  J’ABODE, Mobile Medical Clinic, West Haven Children’s Home

Multiple week options are available. Final trip pricing will be available soon.

 

Contact: Jeff Peterson, Director, Mission Jamaica, jeffp@saintandrews.org, 651.762.9112 or Paige Peterson, pg.peterson@comcast.net, 612.790.9558