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First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica

Serving In Puerto Rico
August 4, 2018
Community: Canovanas
Partner: Iglesia Impacto Evangelistico
Staff: Kevin Gamradt, Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto, Debora Ortiz Cintron , Ana Vazquez, Trevor Bond, Gian Rodriguez

We have arrived!

by Kevin Gamradt | August 4, 2018 8:43 PM

After arriving in Puerto Rico we enjoyed some pinchos (PR kebab) and Pina Coladas seaside.

Then spent the rest of the day getting to the other Pelicans that we are lodging and serving with.  There are over 9 different nationalities among us.

Looking forward to seeing how God uses such diversity.


A Puerto Rican service

by Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto | August 5, 2018 3:41 PM

This morning  we attended church at our host church, iglesia nueva cosecha. 

We had an opportunity to share some testimonies and sing with them as well.

We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the vibrant people of the community.

A Puerto Rican service

Eye of the storm

by Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto | August 5, 2018 4:00 PM

In the afternoon we got o visit the community of villa Hugo. 

It was heavily affected by the hurricane and we got see the damage that is still very evident, as well as hear some of the stories about it.

It just made us so much more excited to start working!

Eye of the storm

Night worship

by Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto | August 5, 2018 7:31 PM

Tonight we had a worship service at Villa Hugo, we sang and shared stories with pastora Edith, that is opening up the community's doors for us. 

Night worship

Getting our hands dirty

by Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto | August 6, 2018 11:34 AM

Today we started our construction work. We are building a roof for one of the residents. We are all so excited about the work that even the bus driver jumped in to help!

Getting our hands dirty

Back to where we left it

by Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto | August 7, 2018 9:06 AM

Today we came back to Carmen's house to keep working on her roof.

yedterday we disassembled half of her roof (because it was comprised) and put on rafters and crossbeams.

Back to where we left it

Finished product

by Gabriel Geremias Frecceiro de Miranda Neto | August 8, 2018 4:01 PM

This is the weeks work.

we put in new rafters, new zinc sheets, a new stairwell to the front porch and painted the inside and outside of the house.

Carmen the house owner, Oscar the community leader are very pleased with the result.

it was moving and impactful to all of us. We will always carry a little bit of Puerto Rico in our hearts.

Finished product

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