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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.


Updated April 21, 2017 11:03PM EDT


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 a future trip.

Updated April 28, 2017 9:43PM EDT




The children to whom they minister are always in need of school supplies and toiletries.


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 future trips.  A list of the school supplies is available at the church foyer counter and can be found immediately below.  

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 & 1
  • Boy's underwear - youth sizes: S, M & L

Updated April 28, 2017 9:43PM EDT