Mission Jamaica: A vacation with a purpose

“Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, So I send you.” John 20:21

A Mission Jamaica trip combines a service project with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse into another culture for a week. Mission Jamaica provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us through his love and service to others. Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31

Registration for 2023 Season for Mission Jamaica is LIVE!

Mission Jamaica 2023 teams are now being added to the calendar for January through March 2023!

We have 1-week (Saturday-Saturday) trips planned to serve at JaBode home builds, WestHaven Childrens Home, and Clifton Boys’ Home in the Montego Bay area and 2 weeks planned for our Kingston sites Calalloo Mews Basic School, Hope Valley Experimental School and JaBode home builds.  We plan to offer mobile medical clinics in 2024.

Team leads, small groups, and individuals—Let us know the week(s) you would like to be added so we can provide more specific air and hotel pricing. Approximate one week trip cost is $2300 to $2500 including air, hotel, in country transportation and Mission Jamaica fees. Trip cancellation insurance recommended and available.

Trip A    Jan 7-14, 2023
Trip B    Jan 14-21, 2023
Trip C    Jan 21-28, 2023
Trip D    Jan 28-Feb 4, 2023 Kingston
Trip E    Feb 4-11, 2023
Trip F    Feb 11-18, 2023
Trip G    Feb 18-25, 2023
Trip I     Mar 4-11, 2023 Kingston
Trip J     Mar 11-18, 2023
Trip K    Mar 18-25, 2023

When registering, please prepare to have your passport and health insurance information available.

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Where do we go?

There are a variety of sites in both Kingston and Montego Bay areas.  Click the colored buttons below to learn more about the Mission Jamaica sites.

How is faith involved?

Large and small group devotions and worship will occur at the beginning and end of each day. They will include opportunities for discussing and reflecting on our experiences in Jamaica. They will also include the faith celebrations and challenges that we discover living as an intentional Christian community there.

How much does this cost?

Sign up by September 30 for the upcoming Mission Jamaica Trips. A non-refundable deposit of $150/person is required by October 1st or you may lose your spot! A $550/person deposit is due 100 days prior to travel followed by the final balance/person due 85 days prior to travel. Mission trip prices are based on the value of the dollar and the cost of airfare. Prices are subject to change without notice.

What about cultural realities?

People are friendly, English is the national language (with dialect adjustment), poverty is real and evident, whites are a minority race, safety concerns are similar to those in a large US metropolitan center.

St. Andrews Teams Information

Click here to get your St. Andrew’s Team Information

Jamaican Excursions
Mission Jamaica Legacy Endowment Fund
Youth Team Registration

There are not currently any youth trips scheduled.  If you are interested in exploring what it would look like to take a group of young people for this live changing experience, contact Jeff at jeffp@saintandrews.org

*You will need to have your insurance and passport information handy. If your passport is pending, please enter “pending” in the appropriate field. Please note that everyone will need to have a separate registration, although you are able to register for multiple weeks at one time. You may register as “GUEST” instead of creating a log in.

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Mission Jamaica is an outreach ministry of St. Andrew’s Church in Mahtomedi, MN

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