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Trinity Church

Serving In Jamaica
December 27, 2011
Community: Kingston

Trinity Arrives Today!

by PPM Staff | December 27, 2011 2:32 PM

Trinity Church is schedule to arrive at 4:45pm this evening at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. We're eagerly awaiting their arrival. The church and community in Balmagie are excited and there is a lot of ministry waiting to be done! Thanks for your prayers as our team begins their adventure in Jamaica!

We're here!

by PPM Staff | December 27, 2011 10:14 PM

Our team arrived in Jamaica safe and sound and right on time after a long day of travel. Our lodging facility is Crowne College, which is very similar to what we know as a community college back in the States. We enjoyed a fantastic first Jamaican meal of chicken, beef, rice and peas, and veggies, prepared by our friends from Balmagie Baptist led by Marcia Richards. After dinner we spent time going over some plans for the week and worshiping together. Our ministry teams have just finished meeting and going over their plans for the kids program tomorrow and we're getting ready for bed. Cold showers for everyone! Yay! Tomorrow brings a great adventure and opportunities for ministry in Balmagie! Thanks for your prayers and support! All is well in Kingston, Jamaica!

Wednesday's Ministries

by PPM Staff | December 28, 2011 5:39 PM

Our ministry today was spectacular. We had a very tastey breakfast and headed over to the Balmagie Baptist Church for the first time. Some of our team got started early in the day mixing cement to help pour the roof on the multi-purpose building that needs enclosing in order to be used as an office and community center type of building. The rest of our team had the chance to walk through Balmagie and invite kids to our children's program. After spending a short time walking the streets of Balmagie, we had a good crowd of 60+ kids! It was fantastic spending time with the children today. This afternoon the work continued despite the heat and some of our team spent time visiting various homes throughout the community getting to know others throughout the area and simply spreading God's love to others. We helped the church nearly finish up the pouring of the roof and we're looking forward to a lighter (less tenuous) work project tomorrow! Tonight we grab our cold showers and get ready to spend time in worship and fellowship. God is good!

Balmagie Baptist!

by PPM Staff | December 28, 2011 5:40 PM

The Balmagie Baptist Church
Balmagie Baptist!

Lots of Kids around!

by PPM Staff | December 28, 2011 5:40 PM

Our first day of the kids program!
Lots of Kids around!

Mixing and passing cement!

by PPM Staff | December 28, 2011 5:41 PM

We helped mix, pass, and pour a lot of cement. Then we did it again, and again, and again! We're tired but we got a lot done!
Mixing and passing cement!

Thursday ministry in Kingston

by PPM Staff | December 29, 2011 8:41 PM

Chow was on stilts for our day with the kids at the Balmagie Baptist Church! We had more children today and had a fantastic time! This afternoon half of our team went to the Jamaican National Children's home and spent time with kids there. The facility houses about 45 young people ages 5-18 and is run by the Methodist church. The other half of our team prepared the trailer at the church for painting tomorrow by scraping and sanding down the rusty metal. Tonight we met Sabastian and Shyla, the youth fellowship leaders at the Balmagie Baptist Church, as we enjoyed a "Jamaican" youth group service! Fabian, also from Balmagie, encouraged us with his testimony of how God recently provided for him financially with acquiring funds for school. Among others, Sam gave his testimony tonight about how God really showed Him that going through hard times develops character and perseverance. Today was election day and all is well across the island especially in Kingston. Soon we should know who the Prime Minister will be going forward. We haven't heard a peep of unrest or partying but expect to see some people celebrating tomorrow morning.
Thursday ministry in Kingston

Home Visits

by PPM Staff | December 30, 2011 10:52 PM

Today some of our team spent time visiting some homes in the community. We had the chance to pray with residents, read scripture with them, and maybe most valuable of all, hear about their faith! It was an eye opening time for us to experience how joyful the people are who live in inner city Kingston that are followers of Christ! Here you can see Alyssa reading scripture to a neighbor of Faye, who is a member of the church.
Home Visits

Mi Dea

by PPM Staff | December 30, 2011 10:54 PM

"Mi Dea" translates "I'm cool" or "I'm doing well" from patios to English. It can also be used to describe our final day of kid's club at the Balmagie Baptist Church. We had more kids than the previous days and had a chance to share about the death and resurrection of Jesus! Many of the children also got their faces painted!
Mi Dea

Christmas program & "I Scream"

by PPM Staff | December 30, 2011 10:58 PM

Tonight was a ton of fun! We attended a special Christmas performance that was put on by the Balmagie Baptist Church. There was dancing, acting, singing, and monologues. Zach and Phoebe were able to help lead a couple of songs as well! Afterward, we went into Kingston to the Devon Great House and got ice cream! The place was decorated for Christmas and packed with Jamaicans! We really enjoyed it! A great way to end a great day! Tomorrow we go to Ocho Rios on the north coast for a time of recreation, swimming and shopping!
Christmas program & "I Scream"

New Years Eve in Jamaica!

by PPM Staff | December 31, 2011 9:55 PM

It's New Years Eve! Right now we're at Crowne and we're getting ready to celebrate! Today has been amazing. We went to Dunn's River Falls, a park along the north coast, where we swam in the clear blue water and climbed a gradual waterfall from the hills that pours into the ocean. We got to spend some time in the town of Ocho Rios and bought some souvenirs. This evening when we returned to Kingston we had one last chance to hang out with our friends at the Balmagie Baptist Church. Faye, Eula, Marcia, and the other church ladies put on a Church Social for us that featured amazing chicken, goat, fish, and various rice and pasta. A lot of children who are our new friends were there to bid us farewell also. It was hard to say goodbye.
New Years Eve in Jamaica!

Church social and dinner

by PPM Staff | December 31, 2011 9:56 PM

We had yet another amazing meal from our cooks- this time eaten at the Balmagie Baptist Church!
Church social and dinner

I'm Diving IN!

by PPM Staff | December 31, 2011 9:57 PM

Don't worry, after an amazing time of sharing and team bonding, Brock led our entire team into the nearby pool with their clothes on.
I'm Diving IN!


by PPM Staff | January 1, 2012 8:10 PM

Today we worshiped at the Tarrant Baptist Church, which is just down the road from Crowne College. Pastor Jeffrey Shuttleworth delivered us a message which challenged us all to begin a new chapter in the book of our lives. Tarrant Baptist is the sister church to Balmagie Baptist, and provides much support to the inner city congregation with which we served this week. After lunch we had a time to debrief and share how God has worked in our lives this week and what we're appreciative of. After packing up and cleaning up, we headed into Kingston for an early dinner. Some of us enjoyed Island Grill (Jamaican Jerk fast food) and some chose the more American BK! Our team is now ready to fly home. Our hearts and minds will never forget our experience here in Jamaica. Thank you all for your prayers and support during this amazing experience. Until next year! Trinity Church saying goodbye to Jamaica (for now!)

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January 1, 2012 11:00 PM

The plane is on the ground everyone is home safe and sound. Thank you lord for wonderful week. Great job Brock and team .

Stacy Daccache

January 1, 2012 9:03 AM

Happy New Year! Looks as if you have had an amazing week. Have a safe trip home - Cannot wait to see you and hear all about it Anna! Love and miss you, Mommy and Lauren

Dad, Mom, Max, Saskia & Felix

January 1, 2012 12:39 AM

Happy New Year Tati! We love you and can't wait to see you tomorrow! Safe travel! xoxoxo

Jill and Glenn

December 31, 2011 10:55 PM

Happy New Year! Can't wait to see your smiling faces at the airport tomorrow.


December 31, 2011 6:12 PM

Tim and Pete, We all miss you and will be thinking about you at midnight tonight. God bless you all keep you as you complete your mission and head home.See you soon . Love Mom ,Dad and Grace

Polak family

December 31, 2011 4:55 PM

Freddie - missing you but you look like you are having fun and working hard. Enjoy the beach!

Susan, Bill and Katie

December 31, 2011 2:29 PM

Happy New Year Andrew and the same to all your mission friends! We are praying for your safe journey home tomorrow and looking forward to hearing all about your experience in Jamaica. Love you, Mom, Dad and Katie

Jack, Patrick and Ping Ryan

December 30, 2011 5:14 PM

Ping and I watched the sunset on the water and were praying for you. I hope your trip is going well and you feel gods presence in your work. We miss you.

Jennifer & Brian Meredith, Kate, Tom, Grandma Pat

December 30, 2011 1:29 PM

Missing you, Chris! I know you are having a wonderful time! God Bless and Lots of Love!!! We love you!

Peter Chermayeff and Andrea Petersen

December 30, 2011 11:25 AM

Tatiana: How great that you and your friends are able to both help others and experience a new country at the same time. We look forward to hearing accounts and stories when you get back. Much love from granpa and granma

Jennifer & Brian Meredith, Kate, Tom, Grandma Pat

December 30, 2011 8:52 AM

Missing you, Chris! I know you are having a wonderful time! God Bless and Lots of Love!!! We love you!

Sharon Kalinski

December 30, 2011 5:51 AM

You all are amazing (especially Kara!) and it looks and sounds like everyone is both being a blessing and being blessed. Can't wait to hear all about the trip and hope all is going well. Love you Kar.

Jennifer & Brian Meredith, Kate, Tom, Grandma Pat

December 29, 2011 11:32 PM

Missing you, Chris! I know you are having a wonderful time! God Bless and Lots of Love!!! We love you!

Ping Ryan

December 29, 2011 5:29 PM

Hello, Hope all is well, I'm thinking of you all. Have a safe jouney. Have fun!

Jennifer & Brian Meredith, Kate, Tom, Grandma Pat

December 29, 2011 2:39 PM

Missing you, Chris! I know you are having a wonderful time! God Bless and Lots of Love!!! We love you!

Jennifer & Brian Meredith, Kate, Tom, Grandma Pat

December 29, 2011 1:52 PM

Missing you, Chris! I know you are having a wonderful time! God Bless and Lots of Love!!! We love you!

Jennifer & Brian Meredith, Kate, Tom, Grandma Pat

December 29, 2011 10:05 AM

Missing you, Chris! I know you are having a wonderful time! God Bless and Lots of Love!!! We love you!

Ping, Patrick, jack

December 29, 2011 7:11 AM

Sending love and prayers to Tricia, Jackson and the whole team. Keep up the great work. God bless! Ps: Maggie misses you guys..

dan agro

December 28, 2011 9:27 PM

We are so happy that our kids and the team can pass our love and helping hands to the local people. Keep up the good work we will continue to pray for you all. Dan,Tracy and Gracie

Teresa and Joey

December 28, 2011 9:25 PM

Hey Matthew, Glad you made it there safely and your first day was great. We miss you so much already, pretty quiet around here! We are thinking of you, praying and thanking God for giving you this incredible experience. We love you!!!! Mom and Dad

Anna, Ken and Christine

December 28, 2011 6:15 PM

Stephen and Julia- We are all missing you and praying for you! Much love

Jonokuchi Family

December 28, 2011 5:21 PM

Blessings for all on your mission trip. We miss you Evan! Let us know what activities you are leading for the Jamaican children. Please post photos & updates!

Stacy Daccache

December 28, 2011 5:01 PM

Praying for an amazing and safe week for you all. Love and miss you Anna!

Susan Bai

December 28, 2011 4:58 PM

Jackie and Zach, From the picutre you all look ready to be a blessing and to be blessed. I thank God that you all have the heart and soul to do God's work. Be alert, obeserve, listen and absorb all that you see. Be filled with God's presence and glory. Keep each other in prayer and fellowship. Praise God for a life changing experience! I am praying for you all back home. Don't be too picky in what you eat. Try everything once......May your rest be deep and your days full of joy and love. MIss you.

Sharon Kalinski

December 28, 2011 2:44 PM

It is so great to see the picture of everyone there with big happy smiles, especially Kara. I am thinking about you and praying for you. I know you are going to have an amazing time. Enjoy the warmth, it's freezing at home

Nick Chermayeff

December 28, 2011 10:27 AM

Dear Tati - Mommy, Max, Saskia, Felix and I are praying for you and everyone on your trip! Have a wonderful blessed experience in Jamaica! We love you!!! XO, Dad

Anitta Tilly

December 28, 2011 9:56 AM

YEE!!! So thankful to God that you all got there safely. Know that I am (we are) praying for you every moment awake. May God's Blessing flow to you and through you.

Bill, Susan and Katie

December 28, 2011 9:21 AM

Hi Andrew, So happy to know you arrived safely! From the sunny faces of the group picture, it looks as if you are all off to a great start. Nothing like a cold shower to get your energy flowing! Lots of love, Mom, Dad and Katie.

Jill and Glenn

December 28, 2011 8:36 AM

Woo hoo, you've arrived! Have a wonderful day. We love you, Troone and Nicholas. God bless you.

Lisa, Bill, Ryan,Allie and Henry

December 28, 2011 3:50 AM

Casey - We are thinking about you and praying for you and the team. We hope you can all give to others in a meaningful way. Have a great trip!!

Omi Haberland

December 28, 2011 1:24 AM

Dearest Tati, Happy to know you arrived safely in Kingston ........ I am sure it is going to be a lovely experience for you, Tati. Thinking of you and sending you a big hug and kiss, much love from Hamburg ........ OMI

John, Elli, Calla, Lucie and Josie Bai

December 27, 2011 10:53 PM

Praise God for your safe arrival! We are praying that your days in Jamaica are transformative and full of God's presence. Zach and Jackie -- we miss you and love you!!

Lesley and Bill King, Liam Moira Brendan Hannah

December 27, 2011 9:04 PM

Tonight we are especially thankful for our youth ministry team and chaperones. God bless you all. (it's pouring rain in CT)

Barb, Tim and Alexis Morris

December 27, 2011 8:38 PM

We are thinking of you all and praying for your amazing mission this week. Love you Phoebe and Zoe!

Kevin, Catherine, Conor, Liam, and Quinn

December 27, 2011 8:11 PM

Brea, we wish you a safe and successful week in Jamaica. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Love ya!

Lesley and Bill King, Liam Moira Brendan Hannah

December 27, 2011 7:20 PM

Tonight we are especially thankful for our youth ministry team and chaperones. God bless you all. (it's pouring rain in CT)

Barb, Tim and Alexis Morris

December 27, 2011 7:04 PM

We are thinking of you all and praying for your amazing mission this week. Love you Phoebe and Zoe!


December 27, 2011 4:44 PM

Just wanted Alissa, Krista and Annika to know that we at home are excited for you to be able to be there! We will be praying for you all!

Andrea Chermayeff

December 27, 2011 4:39 PM

Wishing you all a safe journey and eagerly waiting for any updates! Love you Tati!

Amy Galipo

December 27, 2011 11:58 AM

Bon Voyage Lynn and Taylor! And God Bless your Mission and keep everyone safe and healthy. I will be checking in - so keep updating!

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