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Serving the least among us in Jamaica
“I really went there expecting to help other people, to bring God to them. It was the other way
around – they gave God to me.” said Natalie, 16.
“I really liked building the house for the family,” said Michael, 17, “because I was doing what I’m
good at. I’m on the tech crew at my High School and we build all the sets for the plays. Plus, my
dad has taught me a lot.”
“I see the way this opens the eyes and hearts of our teens and makes me believe that this will
change the world far more than Gift of Water ever could,” Phil Warwick founder of Gift of Water
and head of the mission trip team.
This was the fourth mission trip for Warwick’s daughter, Sarah, 17, “I went because my dad
needed someone who went before as a leader to help the other kids have a good experience.
And I went because on my last trip, I actually felt I was making a difference and I felt that’s
where God was calling me to go.”
Daniel said of his experience, “It made me feel compassion. God was telling me what I need to
do with the rest of my life.”
“It was a great experience. I really went there expecting to help other people, to bring God to
them, but it was the other way around – they gave God to me,” said 16-year-old Daniel a junior
in High School. “
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|Excerpts from an article published in Florida Catholic written by the head of the
mission team that built the second room on Donna's House
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O c h o R i o s J a m a i c a
I just want to thank you for the opportunity to serve with you several weeks ago while our
group was in Jamaica. Your ministry is amazing and my heart goes out to you.
Thank you again for serving the Lord!
Thank you for all the blessings you bring to people's lives...including our own.
Traverse City, Michigan
God bless you Elise for all that you are and for all that you do for others, be they guests in your
beautiful home or desperately poor souls in Ocho Rios. Accompanying you to meet Ms Nola's
family was the most impactful part of our mission trip to Jamaica. Namaste.
The teens were also touched by Karina, a 5-year-old
girl at the house they were building, who has an iron
deficiency and is only the size of a 2- or 3-year-old.
“We tried forever to make her laugh and smile, and
she finally did,” said Sarah. “When it came time to
leave, that was one of the hardest moments during
the trip for me because I had, in the matter of four
hours, grown very attached to her and I knew that if
she came back to the U.S. with me, she could get
the help she needed.”
Ascension Parish, the team
member's home church,
contributed to the support of the
trip. Father Eamon Tobin, pastor,
said, “Whenever we take a mission
trip to the Third World, we always
receive more than we give. We
get a clear understanding of how
the other half of God’s creation
has to struggle daily for the basics
of life, which we take for granted
– food and water. I have found
over the years that a mission trip
like this for young people can
touch their hearts more than just
years of religious education.
Invariably, it has a profound impact
on their lives. I wish all teens could
experience a mission to the Third
Thank You's extracted from emails sent to BBM