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Jamaica Mission Trip group photo 2019.jpgJamaica M​​ission Trip​

The Holy Cross Mission Team travel to Kingston, Jamaica in March. Staff and students work for several days with special needs students at Riverton Early Childhood Centre and at St. Margaret's Primary School. They also spent time with the abandoned elderly at St. Monica's Home. These centres are all sponsored by the St. Patrick's Foundation, and Holy Cross has developed a strong connection with their staff over the years. During our time in Jamaica, we also built a house for a family in Hamwalk, a small village north of Kingston. We fund-raised funds needed for the 2-bedroom house through our Jamaica Fish Fry and bake sales. It is amazing to work with the "Food for the Poor" crew and the home owner family to see the house actually going up. All of us were deeply touched when the family took ownership of their new home at the end of the day. In the evening we connect with the Seaview Performing Arts Band. And on a day away from completing charity work we hike through the Blue Mountain Conservation Area - a truly awe-inspiring experience. Thank you to all who support our Jamaica Mission Trip with prayers or donations. Our staff and students are  blessed to be part of this experience, and we are grateful to God for keeping all of us safe throughout our journeys in Jamaica. We are very grateful for the opportunity we have to encounter God in and through the poorest of the poor in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo: 2018 Jamaica Mission Trip group members.)

See an article about the 2016 trip by Michael Lea of the Kingston Whig ​​​​​Standard.