Roehampton in Jamaica, July 17 to July 23, 2010
July 17, 2010 at 09:32 PM
After spending a day traveling to Minneapolis, spending the night in a hotel, all to catch an early flight to Jamaica, the team has arrived. The travel was not without a minor scare as the flight out of MSP was delayed a little over an hour. The layover in Atlanta was only scheduled to be a little over an our, so our pulse was racing a little. But our God is good and we made the connection and arrived in Jamaica almost 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
Worship and more worship
July 18, 2010 at 08:44 PM
Sunday is the day for worship and we woke up this morning to find a slightly overcast day in Jamaica. The cloudy skies will not dampen our enthusiasm for worshiping our God today.
July 18, 2010 at 08:46 PM
Courtney shares her testimony during the service as Belmont Baptist Church.
July 18, 2010 at 08:48 PM
Pastor Allen shares the message at Belmont Baptist Church
Monday - a new day
July 19, 2010 at 08:43 PM
Monday was our first full day of ministry not connected to a day of worship. We woke up this morning excited about the possibilities that the Lord has placed before us.
Tuesday - Mercy ministry
July 20, 2010 at 04:16 PM
This morning started similar to yesterday morning. After our trip up to Belmont we had the chance to lead the community kids to Bible stories and songs as part of VBS. With a few more kids then yesterday we excitedly shared and led songs for the day.
July 20, 2010 at 04:29 PM
Miller helps a young girl from Westhaven Children's Home get to the area where the dance will be.
July 20, 2010 at 04:30 PM
Keenan shows off his soccer skills with some young Jamaican players. Maybe we'll see them in World Cup 2018.
July 20, 2010 at 04:37 PM
One of the projects that the team is workong on this week was the removal of an old retaining wall that was falling down and the building of a new block wall. Here you see Matt working to take the old wall down.
July 20, 2010 at 04:37 PM
A couple of the many kids that have been attending VBS.
July 20, 2010 at 07:23 PM
Some are wondering who the wettest and mussiest was from the other day in the rain. Believe it or not it was not Keenan. Quinn takes the honors, hands down.
Wed - saying goodbye
July 23, 2010 at 02:21 PM
Today was our final full day of ministry. We were challenged last evening to make sure that we give it our all as we never know how we might be able have an impact even in this last day.
Thursday - rec
July 23, 2010 at 02:24 PM
Our final day in Jamaica was a day of recreation. We spent the day on the beach at Doctor's Cave and shopping along the Hip Strip in Montego Bay. We had a great day and would like to tell you about it. Please be sure to ask.
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IBC team, we hope you had a great down day!! and found lots of rocks!!(emily :)) we are praying for safe travels for you and can't wait to see you all!! em i can't wait to wrap my arms around you!!!! love to you all!!
Well, it is hard to believe that today is Thursday and you will be leaving tomorrow. It seems that the week went fast and that you are all having a great time. I'm sure the kids are enjoying all the activities. You are all doing a wonderful ministries for the Lord. What a great feeling! Has it been very hot? Have a safe trip home and enjoy your relaxing day. You will be in my prayers. Love and miss you, Kelsey--I'll see you Monday. Love Mom
Hugh,Jane and Katie
Wow! Can't believe tomorrow is already your day for fun and relaxation. We know you will all deserve it. Just reading the journal makes us see what an impact you all have had on the Jamaican people. We're praying for your safe travel home and are proud of all you have accomplished. Love you, Ben.
Just read the latest comment, somehow I knew Quinn would be the muddiest. " That's my boy ! " Hoping everyone continues to have a good week sharing God's word. Praying for safe travels back home. Love and miss you Quinn, see you soon.
IBC Team-just want you all to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are doing important wotk for the Lord, I pray the seeds you plant will produce fruit for God in the future! Emily we miss you and love you-have a safe trip home-see you Saturday!
Hi Kelsey and friends, Just wanted to send my love and prayers. God BLess you all as you minister to the Jamaicans. I'm praying that God will protect you from harm, that he enlarge your territory, that many will hear Gods message, and that you will come home with a new heart for sharing the gossip to others. I pray that not only the Jamaican lives will be changed, but that your lives will be changed also. God Bless each one of you for your faithfullness for doing His will. Have fun, be safe and Kelsey bring Auntie some pictures home. Love you Kelsey, Auntie
Hey everybody, I am so thankful you all made it down there safely! The trip sounds like a blast so far and I am extremely proud of all of you for going down to help in the first place. I really wish I could be there with you. Matt and Courtney I miss you two like CRAZY, but I'm sure you two are jamming it up down there. I'm praying for you all every night! Come home safe!! :)
Hey all: I had to laugh at the thought of you playing in the rain and sliding in the mud. Reminds me of Camp Bentley when it rains. I'd like to know who got the muddiest. I'm betting on Keenan. Miss you Amy and Sarah and pray for you all. God Bless !!
C & S Erickson
From MN to Jamaica - God is able to hear our prayers here and answer them there. We pray that the team will have good days of ministry and building relationships. Will see you Stephanie in a little over a week.
I am so thankful that you are there safely and was impressed to hear that you had pizza and a pool in Jamaica!! I'm thinking of you all often and pray for you and the people you will be witnessing to. I pray for health and energy and lots laughter too! Can't wait to hear all the stories, Stephanie! Blessings to you all!
what a wonderful group of missionarys we have sent forth in Christ's name!!! i love to see the pictures and hear about the seeds you are planting!! emily i hope as a part of "rob's band" you are singing praises to the Lord!! and rock it out for Him!! i love you!! you make me happy and proud!! love and prayers to you all!!! lori :)
I am a friend of Sue Renfandt and she has been keeping us at the office posted on the interesting adventure you are all having. I admire what you are doing and I know you will be having an experience of a lifetime. We prayed for you in church yesterday and I pray for Quinn nightly.
Jen (Aspaas) Crisp
Hey Kels!! Hope you are having fun!!! I'm sure the weather is hot!! It rained here in Michigan all day today. Mom, Brekkyn, and I are getting ready for bed. I'm sure your already in bed. Just want you to know that I love you and hope your doing the very best for the children in Jamaica....which I know you are! May God watch over all of you for the rest of your stay. Love you! Your sis, Jen
We are praying that God will guide your missions team each day and that He will open the hearts of the people to the gospel. God is good!
I thank and praise the Lord that you all arrived safely. I am anxious to hear about this trip. My prayer is that your mission will win many souls for Jesus Christ. God Bless.
Hey I am sooo happy you all made it safely in Jamaica & I was thinking and praying for all on Friday the time you left for Minnesota until now. I hope you all have the best mission trip and lifechanging too. Love you all!
i pray that you had a safe trip down to jamaica!! we all love and miss you and i can't wait to see you!!! special hug for big em!!
Glad to hear you have arrived safely.We are praying for you and the people you will come in contact with. Bless you all. Your mom,dad and brothers miss you,Matthew!
we are so happy that you all made the trip. Enjoy a wonderful week. God has wonderful plans for you all. We are excited to hear of all your wonderful stories. You are all in our prayers and hearts. Kelsey Dad and I love you. Kelsey, after a 20 hour trip we also made it to Michigan. Be safe!!!
Pat & Bob Holmen
Thankful for your safe arrival. We are praying that you will have a wonderful time of ministry. We are looking forward to hearing all about your activities.. Blessings to all and a big hug for Kallie (G & G).
Elizabeth, Dennis, Matthew, and Jesse
We love and miss you, Amy and Sarah ! So thankful that you arrived safe and now the fun begins - everythng you have planned for and prayed for. May God bless the people and lives that you touch everyday.
Can't wait to see what the Lord will do in your lives this week! I'm praying that the Lord will change your lives forever and give you an increase to share the Word back home.
Hugh,Jane and Katie
Thankful you all arrived safe. A/C and a pool! Pretty nice accommodations. We're praying that you will have a huge impact on the lives you touch, Gramma is jealous of your being in Jamaica, Ben. Love you.
glad to hear it was a safe trip to jamaica! have fun everyone! especially you emily! love you lots and see you soon!
Bob, Karen, Alyssa
Trusting all is well and that you are all safe in God's hands. Praying that he will use you all for his glory. Love you Kallie.
Praying that you have had a good trip so far. We will continue to pray for a wonderful experience for all of you and the people that you encounter. We love you Quinn, Mom and Dad.
lori stauffer : )
praying you have arrived safe! lrt the adventure begin!! love to you all!! you are all close to our hearts and in our prayers!! hugs, lori Emily love you big and huge!!!!! xoxox mom