The Elderly and Sick
We know that Jesus commands us to take care of the widows, but how does that apply in Jamaica where marriage is so rare? We think in one sense, Jesus was telling us to take care of the helpless - those with no family.
So, in addition to the poor and the special needs children, God has led us to an indigent nursing home (Morant Bay Infirmary). We have been greatly blessed there, not only by the elderly patients, but also by some young people with spinal cord injuries. (Read more about the Infirmary in the Infirmary category of the blog)
We have blessed them with a commercial washing machine, pillows, and Christmas gift bags to the residents. Learn more about our Christmas programs here.
We also serve the poor elsewhere. There are two young children with severe disabilities (mostly bed bound) that we help. For one, God made it possible for us to build her a home. We have purchased her a baby bed, a refrigerator to house her medicine and food, as well as providing food, blenders, protein powder, vitamins, and sometimes even her prescription antibiotics and seizure medicine. (Read more about Mushie in the Mushie category of the blog)