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.

Plan Now! Mission Jamaica 2019 Trips – Celebrating 30 Years of Mission 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 2019 – our 30th year – and be part of the ongoing growth.

An initial deposit of $100 will hold your spot.

TRIP D – Sat., January 26 – Sat., February 2, 2019 : Kingston – Serve at the medical clinic (looking for an additional MD and PA/NP/nurses for this week), build a Ja’Bode home, serve at a preschool and feed the hungry! – $2,071
TRIP E – Sat., February 2 – Sat., February 9, 2019 : Montego Bay, led by Intern Pastor Jenny Sung – Serve at a mobile medical clinic (looking for MDs, PA/NPs and nurses/medics). Help with a Ja’Bode home build and/or serve at West Haven Children’s Home for children and adults with disabilities. – $2,329
TRIP D & ESat., January 26 – Sat., February 9, 2019 – Two week experience in Kingston and Montego Bay – $3,747
TRIP J1 – Sat., March 9 – Sat., March 16, 2019: Montego Bay & Kingston, led by Pastor Mike Carlson – Build a Ja’Bode home, serve at a preschool, and feed the hungry! – $2,140
Contact: Jeff Peterson, Director, Mission Jamaica, jeffp@saintandrews.org, 651.762.9112 or Paige Peterson, pg.peterson@comcast.net, 612.790.9558