In 1994, mission efforts were supported and organized by members of Riverchase United Methodist Church in Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. The focus early was to rebuild churches that were destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988.
Most of the early work focused on church buildings, but as God began to work on our hearts, we starting seeing the real needs - hunger, deplorable housing and dilapidated unsafe preschools. We continued building and repairing churches, but only after we developed relationships with the given communities. Now instead of doing work for Jamaican institutions, we are doing work with Jamaicans - developing relationships, understanding the real needs and thereby giving us a real opportunity to minister to them.
In 2007, God gave several of us the vision to form an independent 501(c)(3) mission organization. The mission has evolved from one of primarily building to where building is only a small part of what we do.
Over time, God has led us into many ministries with poor children, the elderly, and those precious children with special needs. As we have said before: “What is worse than being born in the third world?” Our answer is “Being born in the third world as a child with special needs.” Another answer would be: “Being born in the third world and never knowing Jesus Christ.”
So, we build community preschools (Basic Schools), work with a special needs school where we have a feeding program, and conduct Vacation Bible Schools in remote locations. In the last few years we have had an initiaive to minister to men as well as become more involved in several churches. There is much more, so please read more about our missions and ministries on this web page.