Eden, Jamaica High School Mission Trips

Little miracles happen every day at the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in the farming community of Eden. Working with children who have a variety of special needs, the teachers of JCSD provide an exceptional education for children who might not otherwise receive adequate attention in a public school.

As a new chapter of our 15-year relationship with JCSD unfolds, teams will update existing facilities, take on small construction projects, and work toward the completion of a vocational center that will provide life skills to JCSD students who will soon be old enough to join the Jamaican workforce. You will also have the option of visiting the Blossom Garden Children’s Home or hosting a Vacation Bible School.

You'll spend your final day in Jamaica shopping at the craft market and relaxing at Doctors Cave Beach.

Choose A Trip

Each Mission Discovery trip is available on many different dates. Choose the set of dates that interests you most and you'll be directed to a form where you can get more info or start the signup process!

  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 1/4/15 to 1/10/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: College Age, Senior High
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 3/8/15 to 3/14/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: College Age, Senior High
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 3/15/15 to 3/21/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages:
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 3/22/15 to 3/28/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 4/5/15 to 4/11/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 6/21/15 to 6/27/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 6/28/15 to 7/4/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, Family, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 7/5/15 to 7/11/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, Family, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 7/12/15 to 7/18/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, Family, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Eden, Jamaica

    Dates 7/19/15 to 7/25/15
    Cost $675
    Director: Maury Buchanan
    Reg Fee: $100
    Ages: Senior High, Family, College Age
    Availability: Spots Available

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Trip News

June 15, 2014 by Nathan Walters
Sometimes we struggle to see God.  We ask where He is, and why He doesn’t show up when we need Him.  Other times we see Him in just about everything.  All of creation is screaming, “HERE I AM!”
January 2, 2014 by Simone Loughlin
Once you have decided to commit as a volunteer on a mission trip, the next step is to begin fundraising to help get you there. The sooner you start, the better. Your friends, relatives, work colleagues and church members are your audience - here are five ways to reach them and raise money successfully:
December 19, 2013 by Simone Loughlin
Attention Youth Pastors! Before you leave for your Christmas vacation (and we know, you’ve earned a break) we’d like to encourage you to make a plan to get a head start on next year’s mission trips. Planning now will give your group the pick of Mission Discovery’s 2014 trips, and allow participants time to start budgeting, saving and even asking for funding as Christmas gifts.
August 2, 2013 by Maury Buchanan
When Mission Discovery was founded in 1991 there were only a few of us short-term-mission-types to choose from. Today there are so may great agencies who've formed to mobilize the passionate youth and adult groups ready to explore what God is doing in the world through short term missions. How do you choose from the list of so many opportunities. Not in any particular order, but you have to consider prayer, counsel from others and the passion of your group as real starting points.
May 6, 2013 by Maury Buchanan
If you are a leader of a group taking a mission trip somewhere in the world this year you are no doubt aware that mission trips can bring do both harm and good. Here are a few ideas, 3 to be exact, that lead to well-done mission trips. First of all, before you go, realize that God has already gone ahead of you. That correct, you are probably not taking Jesus to the place where you are going....He's already there!
April 2, 2013 by Maury Buchanan
Corey had worked hard for three straight days on our churches mission trip to the Bahamas. After a day at All Saints Camp, a hospice for the disabled and dying, he was focused even more intently on making sure he stayed busy. I've seen this before. A normally bubbly kid, full of personality over the course of a few days on a mission trip shut down. "If only I had caught it sooner," I thought.
January 1, 2013 by Maury Buchanan
While in Jamaica with our first-ever women’s missions trip (a tremendous experience!), we stopped at a grocery for supplies. Several of our team members struck up a conversation with Donavan, a 20 year-old store clerk. They discovered that he had grown up at the very orphanage that they were in Montego Bay to serve.
July 30, 2012 by Maury Buchanan
Mission Discovery partners with Songs for Sound to taking hearing miracles to the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf.
April 26, 2012 by Maury Buchanan
So much work went into preparing your group for your summer mission trip. The trip went well, commitments were made and it appears that next year's trip will be even bigger. You're back home and thinking about followup. Here are three simple followup ideas.
April 4, 2012 by Jimmy Rivera
I had the great opportunity to lead groups in Montego Bay this past March. What a life changing trip for all of us. We served at Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf and at Blossom Garden Children's Home. In Eden, at Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf, we had the chance to mix lots of cement and at Blossom Garden we held babies and played with children. Many of the students that came down to serve on the trip had expressed a desire to renew their relationship with Jesus. Seems like many folks were at the same point in their walk.
September 9, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
The beauty of a single Mission Discovery trip that few know about is this: Over a thousand donors help to underwrite each participant fee. Since our beginning in 1991 Mission Discovery donors have come alongside each participant with the dollars needed to make our mission trips possible. Simply, this means two things. One, that the trip price paid by someone who goes on a Mission Discovery trip is lower and that every participant is backed by the prayer of that supporter!
June 3, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
Travel off the paved roads to where tourist don't go to the community of Eden, Jamaica. There your high school or college mission trip team will join in the work of the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. Tucked against the hills and tropical forest 40 children make their home and learn in an environment of Christ-centered care.
March 28, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
"Our student mission trip to Mexico actually sparked the idea that we could be more involved in the world with our whole church.
January 13, 2011 by Maury Buchanan
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February 7, 2010 by Maury Buchanan
Near the city of Montego Bay, your mission team will work at one of several ministry sites. The Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf is located just outside of Montego Bay in the tiny community of Eden.  There 36 deaf children make this their home and school.  Each year the tasks vary, but backed with a powerful vision to change the deaf community your team will work hard laying block, carrying sand, and mixing concrete, leading children's bible school and teaching classes for the deaf.