Packing my missionary clothes for Jamaica. These mission trips kind of give me an excuse for a whole new wardrobe. In Jamaica it is 80-90 degrees all year round with humidity, so I needed some light weight shirts.
I'd like to picture meself in Jamaica on a tropical island, splashing water at Mat in the ocean waves, laughing so carefree...however that is probably not going to be the case.
We were asked to head down to Jamaica to develop a vision mission for our church.
We are official with our tags:
This particular mission is called a development mission. We haven't done one of these, so we were asked to shadow another vision couple, the Hunsakers to see what it entails. These missions are a little trickier. We have to talk to the government and hospitals about a future project. It's not always easy to explain to the officials that we want to find a doctor that helps the poor and we will provide them with free training and equipment. They usually think there is a catch. A lot of times you get a funny look or a flat no, "why would you do this?" "And there is no catch?" Sometimes you're also dealing with corrupt governments. Although, what government isn't corrupt? It will be interesting to see how tomorrow goes making cold calls with certain officials, but we've got a plan and we'll sure try.