Sign up by September 30 for the upcoming Mission Jamaica Trips. A non-refundable deposit of $150/person is required by October 31 or you may lose your spot!
Full balance of trip fees is due 60 days prior to departure.
Mission trip prices are based on the value of the dollar and the cost of airfare. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Refund policy: Deposits and payments for Mission Jamaica are not refundable. Deposits might be transferable to another person for a fee if allowed by the airline and if suitable rooming arrangements can be made.
You may purchase your own trip cancellation insurance if you choose to. You may use any vendor you choose, or contact the MJ office for a referral. Note that some trip insurance must be purchased at the time the airfare is booked.
MJ reserves the right to cancel trips due to lack of subscription. In the event of cancellation of a trip in its entirety by the MJ office, an exception will be made to the no-refund policy.
MJ is not liable for any theft, injury, delay, damage, or inconvenience caused to our missionaries.
The Spiritual Leader is in charge of special needs, concerns, and overall leadership of the mission team. Team Leaders are chosen from church groups to represent the needs of individual churches.
Training prior to your trip will require your attendance. Topics include cultural awareness, international travel tips and information on work projects. Training dates will be scheduled with individual congregations.
- Participants will adhere to United States laws regarding tobacco, alcohol, firearms and non-prescription drugs.
- While in Jamaica, participation in daily devotions is required.
- Participants will adhere to United States’ custom of sunbathing.
- Rooming will be by gender unless married or families traveling together.
- You must have current United States citizenship verification to enter Jamaica. If you are a citizen of another country, please contact Mission Jamaica staff for information.
- A current US passport is required for travel to and from Jamaica.
- Additional cash will be needed for excursions, souvenirs, tips, etc
Yes. Everyone must attend pre-trip training sessions that will be scheduled at a later date.
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.
Montego Bay Area
Westhaven Children’s Home – Volunteers have served at Westhaven each year since 1995. As a home to 81 handicapped children with varying degrees of abilities, Westhaven has need for on-going projects including gardening, construction, sewing, caring for the children, and assisting the Westhaven staff.
J’ABODE (formerly Habitat for Humanity) – There’s always work to be done for housing. Digging footings, pouring concrete, and tying steel reinforcement are some of the tasks MJ does. Missionaries work side by side with the future homeowners.
Copse Basic School – Preschool up to kindergarten, daycare and child development center. MJ will perform classroom ministry, puppet ministry and Bible school.
Riverside Basic School – Part of the Church of the Open Bible, Riverside has 102 children, ages 3-6 years. MJ will be providing child development curriculum, and make capital improvements to the facility.
St. John’s Medical Clinic – Part of St. John’s Methodist Church. This facility serves the Montego Bay area providing free medical and dental health care.
Garland Hall Orphanage – 24 orphans call Garland Hall home. Garland Hall needs exterior repairs. MJ will be assisting the staff with caring for the children as well.
Hope Valley Experimental School – This was MJ’s first service site in 1990. It is the only school in the Caribbean that incorporates children with special needs into the classroom and serves over 1200 students. Projects here have included painting, building/remodeling, and classroom activities with the children.
Penwood Medical Clinic – The Seventh Day Adventist Church administers Penwood Clinic. MJ has sent doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists and dental hygienists here since 1993. Hundreds of patients are examined and treated with no cost to them during an MJ week.
Callaloo Mews Basic School – Children 3-5 years old come from the community to attend this school whose principal is a long-time partner of MJ. MJ is working on improving this facility with paint and constructing classrooms and an office.
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
Mission Jamaica provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us through his love and service to others. The 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.