Hello family and friends,
The 2011 Jamaica Interim team arrived safely in Montego Bay on Saturday around 12:30. After lunch at Burger King they headed up to the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf in Granville, a small community about 10 minutes up the hill from Mo Bay. Everyone got unpacked and settled in their rooms, had an orientation meeting and still found time to begin practicing their dance (I've Gotta Feeling) for the Thursday night program with the students.
Tomorrow morning will find the team worshipping at The Meeting Place in the morning and then spending the afternoon at Doctor's Cave Beach Resort enjoying the sun and sand, two things Jamaica in known for.
On Monday the team will begin construction work in the morning and teaching in the classrooms in the afternoon. The theme for the week is "zoo animals" since we will be taking the students to the new Jamaica Zoo on Tuesday.
After a wonderful afternoon and evening enjoying my son, Aaron's, wedding to Becky Neil, a former Trinity student and fellow Jamaica Interim traveler, I will join the team tomorrow in Montego Bay. Until then Samantha Stavola, also a Trinity graduate, is doing a wonderful job "running the ship" and making sure everyone is settled in their new home away from home.
More updates with pictures will follow.
In His Service, Dr. Patti Powell