It was 19 years ago that the first Jamaica Mission Discovery team worked in a community to rebuild a church after Hurricane Gilbert destroyed it.

Today, again, I’m in Jamaica with another Mission Discovery team of 70 adults.

After completing the work on that church, Mission Discovery began a partnership with Pastor Leroy Blackwood at Victory Christian Fellowship Church.

Leroy had a vision to start a preschool in this needy community. We partnered with the church and now there is a well-built school and church and 55 children in the pre-school.

Victory Christian School is now one of our HOLD the Children schools. HOLD the Children is a division of Mission Discovery that matches a sponsor in the U.S. with a child who could not afford to attend school. Each child gets a school uniform, great education and a hot meal each day. All of the children at Victory Christian School have a sponsor!

About 20 miles from here is Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD). There, a staff of 11 teachers work to give hope through Christ and a solid education to children K through 12th grade. Mission Discovery teams have built classrooms, dormitories, and lead Vacation Bible School there for many years. JCSD