The first team arrived this afternoon! They're from 'Bama, so they have a fun southern accent! By the end of the week I may start saying warsh instead of wash.
They're a fun team though! They're excited to be here and ready and willing to have their worlds stretched a little. And we're always more than willing to make sure that happens! Going to be working at a church plant, planted by one of the oldest Baptist churches here in Jamaica. The sending church here in Montego Bay allegedly has Sam Sharpe buried beneath it. I talked to the pastor and he said that they've recently started checking on the facts to see if he really is still buried here. But Sam Sharpe was the pastor at this church at some point. Anyway, this congregation has planted this church in a developing community about 30 minutes east of Montego Bay at a place called Spot Valley. There is a HUGE housing development being built here and they're expecting upwards of 40,000 people to live here. So this church has been strategically planted to minister to this developing community.
While they're here, the team will assist in some of the construction of the wall surrounding the property, they will have a VBS (Vacation Bible School) for some of the kids in the area, assist in some painting at the local high school as well as doing some devotions before school, and worship with and serve the local community. It's going to be a great week! Definitely looking forward to what God has in store for this team!