|With some of my favorite littles.|
|Team Meeting at the Hotel|
|Our team, in Detroit, the evening before we left|
|Awaiting our bus at Montego Bay AP|
After arriving and greeting our Jamaican family, we chose rooms to sleep in, and I quickly showered. I had been so nauseous that I didn’t think I’d make it through the evening without a jolt of cold water to my body. And cold water it was. Yup, no warm water at all. Talk about a shock to my weary body. I made it an early evening, as my body was exhausted, my brain was weary, and my stomach was, shall we say......unsettled.
|Waiting for church|
|Chillaxing in the drizzling rain|
|The beautiful college girls|
|A dorm room|
|Heidi and me|
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF MY EXTREMELY HARD WORKING SON!
|Jonathan playing soccer with the kids|
VBS went without a hitch, and we realized that the kids were actually well behaved. They listened and learned, didn't constantly interrupt, etc. We were happy. Sticky and manhandled, but happy. It was another thing getting the young children to leave afterward. In the past, there was a locking gate to the property, and a long hedge, so that once someone left VBS, they couldn't return unless someone unlocked the gate. Aha.
|Beth leading VBS|
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF JONATHAN PLAYING WITH THE KIDS; The video is lopsided for the first 5 seconds, and then it straightens out, my apologies. (I love this kid!)
|Community meal time|
|Heidi, Alex & me ceramic tiling|
|I love these girls|
|Tom finishing the last aisle|
|She was chilly :)|
|The men working hard|
Here's another video Jonathan and the Men Working Very Hard in the Heat of Jamaica!
|Playground in honor of Kristen Taylor|
Here is a picture of James, the Principal of the Elementary School,
standing by the items that Marvin Burns made for his office.
Here's a video of Karen and Beth challenging the kids to a "Scream Off," with the chant, "I love Jesus. Yes, I do. I love Jesus. How 'bout you?" Who doesn't love a great scream off? The kids loved it!
Here's Gaymore and I handing out the VBS goodie bags at the gate. He was there to command respect, as the children know him and obey him. I was there to extend the hugs and "I love yous." He passed everything out to the boys, while I did the girls.
Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. With Cindy Bohland and Cindy Brown. Love those girls.
Here's a great little video of Heidi and Scott attempting to get baby Gabriella to laugh
We were all able to fellowship one last time before we headed back to Montego Bay in the morning. None of us really wanted to go to sleep because we knew that morning would come early. That meant 'good byes' would follow along with that bus trip. Uggh. That bus trip. Jonathan and I knew enough to put on a motion sickness patch that night. Evening was here. Our last night. Morning came early.
Jonathan and I also knew enough not to eat any breakfast the next morning. I packed a couple of PB&J sandwiches, for future hunger pains, and readied myself for my 'Good Byes.' Scott gave his final remarks and directions at breakfast, and everyone went off to finish their packing and putting all of their items that they planned on donating in piles. I gave my clothing to Christine, and Jonathan gave his clothing (OK, not his suit and not my skirt and blouse) to Christine's husband, Clive. Love that couple and their children. We took a lot of time taking pictures, as breakfast had been at 7am and the bus wasn't leaving to take us back to Montego Bay until 9am. So....off I went with my camera and camcorder.
|One of the freshly tiled, completed rooms. Beautiful!|
|Heidi brought Aero shirts for the men...|
|And for the women|
|Two of my favorite men, Gaymore and Jonathan|
|The men on our team. Where's Marvin?|
|Dan and a little princess|
|Louise, Mona, Me, Connie and Karen working in the kitchen|
|Jonathan entertaining the children|
|Mona is giving a little girl a doll she brought with her|
|Everyone preparing to leave for Montego Bay|
|One last team picture in front of the dorm|
|Our prayer circle, before boarding the buses|
Well, I think this is enough for today's blog. I will attempt to finish telling you about our
trip in my next entry. I am having trouble getting the videos to load. They are awesome!
Until then, be blessed! Shari