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Tentative Upcoming W&W Trips for 2017


Burnt Savannah, Jamaica


Update from Brad on the April W&W trip: 


 Pastor Phil and church,

 We arrived safely on Monday and got to the Mission House around 5:00pm. We got through customs with our 27 bags of luggage. We didn't get searched. Our van was packed in every empty space with luggage.

 On Tuesday Dave, Milt and Chase started construction in the top floor of the Gamertsfelder putting in offices. It was a huge empty room and now there are many partitions with Sheetrock going up. Stuart, Nancy and Nikki ran a clinic in the morning at the annex of the church and in the Gamertsfelder in the afternoon. Lori, Linda and I went to Burnt Savannah Nazarene church and ran our educational program for about 25 children. We provided snack, a message and handed out school supplies.

 On Wednesday the guys continued with the construction. The rest of us went to Mount Matthew Nazarene church. Stuart and Nancy checked 67 children and adults for blood pressure and diabetes. Nikki gave a presentation concerning information about diabetes. We ran a program for 45 children, wow! It was totally awesome! But we were tired.

 Today, Stuart, Nancy and Nikki went to a diabetes convention in the northern part of the island. They will be back late. The guys are really moving along on the construction project. Lori, Linda and I are going to Mount Grace Nazarene church. There should be around 25 children.

 Tomorrow we are taking a break and doing something touristy. Saturday morning Rev. Brown has a pastor's conference. He has asked Nikki, Lori and I to go along. Nikki is going to give her presentation about diabetes and explain about how to use the Stevia sweetener. We will explain our program that we do for children. Also we can take our extra school supplies and hand it out to the more rural church pastors.

 On Sunday Dave and Linda are singing with the choir. The LORD has given me a short message to share with the congregation.

 All is well, praise GOD. Thanks for the prayers. We have so much to share.
 Brad.

      

Updated April 21, 2017 11:03PM EDT

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Currently Brad and Lori Lewis and team are currently in Jamaica.  The next W&W team to go to the Burnt Savannah Nazarene Church in Frome, Jamaica will be August 9 - 19, 2017.  Tentatively, the August W&W team will be working on: 

  • light construction and painting at the unfinished District Convention Centre at Mt. Shiloah
  • educational programs for children at various Nazarene Churches in the area (which include math, science experiments, dance, crafts, diabetes and basic health care, and witnessing with Evangecube), 
  • taking meals to the infirmary, 
  • Wednesday night family night at the church (NazRap), 
  • Sunday worship service, and 
  • visiting schools through the NEET (Negril Education Environment Trust) Program.

Please contact Brad and Lori Lewis if you are interested in the August Trip.

Updated April 21, 2017 6:35PM


                     

   District Convention Centre, Mt. Shiloah                          Science Experiments With Students


                 

   Lori Doing REFIT Dances with Students                       So Much Love and Appreciation


                 

   Brad & Lori with Winston Wellington,                      Lataya Gray and Winston Wellington, NEET

                       Neet Director


Updated March 22, 2017 at 3:12PM EDT

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GOD IS AWESOME!!! 

HELPING HANDS 4 JESUS – THANK YOU


The amount of school supplies and toiletries collected from our church far exceeded our expectations!  Thank you so much to those that contributed with supplies, as well as those who supported us financially towards shipping costs and baggage fees, and for other donated items to use or to hand out.  Now all of the children that we will be working with will be able to start school with items that are needed.  May God bless you richly for your kindness and generosity.






VBS KIDS - THANK YOU


What an incredible surprise to find out that $517.40 was collected towards textbooks and uniforms for the students in Jamaica!  This amount will be able to give 40 students either a textbook or their uniforms that they would not have been able to get on their own. Thank you so much to all the kids (and parents!), and VBS crew for your generous support! A special thank you to Tiffany Belokur for making this, this year's goal.



Lori & Brad Lewis:  Jamaican ‘em Happy, One School at a Time



Updated 8/21/2016 10:52PM EDT

    Early Childhood Classroom                                                               School Students in classroom   

     

Brad and Lori extend an invitation to anyone who would like to be involved with their mission by providing school supplies that they will take with them on their next trip in August 2016.  A list of the school supplies is available at the church foyer counter and can be found immediately below.  Next year, they hope to be able to bring teams with them in April and August 2017.  


School Supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Pencils (HB)
  • Pens
  • Washable marking pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers (big and pencil tip)
  • Composition Notebooks (No Spirals)
  • Glue sticks / Bottle glue
  • Rulers
  • Children's scissors
  • Watercolor paint set
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pocket folders

Toiletries and Personal Items:

  • Washcloths
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Girl's underwear - youth sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12
  • Boy's underwear - youth sizes: S, M & L