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Fellowship Baptist returns from Jamaica

Ashley Hunter

Greene Publishing, Inc.

For seven days, between Saturday, July 23 through Saturday, July 30, 18 members from Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison headed to Jamaica to serve and witness to the people there. 

The mission was under a non-profit mission ministry called IsleGo (a play on words for the phrase, “I'll go!”) that sends church mission teams to various countries in the Caribbean and throughout Latin America.

Photo Submitted During the seven-day stay in Jamaica, team members from Fellowship Baptist Church put together two 'little blue houses' that are the projects of the non-profit mission ministry, IsleGo. The homes are quick to put together and provide a place for locals to stay. Pictured, from left to right, are: Alexis Bowen on the ladder; Jacob Hanners in the window; Jamaican native, Demar, aka: “Pliers” mounting the window shades; and Haley Rogers painting the side of the home.
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During the seven-day stay in Jamaica, team members from Fellowship Baptist Church put together two 'little blue houses' that are the projects of the non-profit mission ministry, IsleGo. The homes are quick to put together and provide a place for locals to stay. Pictured, from left to right, are: Alexis Bowen on the ladder; Jacob Hanners in the window; Jamaican native, Demar, aka: “Pliers” mounting the window shades; and Haley Rogers painting the side of the home.

While in Jamaica, the Fellowship Baptist group built two small homes, called 'little blue homes', due to their bright blue exterior; visited the St. Ann's Infirmary, where they spent time with the inhabitants; and the women of the group brought various craft projects to work on with local children.

According to T.J. Green, one of the team members, while they didn't have much time in Jamaica, they tried to use it as wisely as they could in witnessing and cultivating a friendship with the locals.

Green also added that, the one thing that stuck out to him the most was the mentality Jamaican people have.  “Although they live in abject poverty, they are very proud of their country, and overall, very happy and joyous,” wrote Green.   While the trip was not meant for their own benefit, as it so frequently happens, the people who go to foreign countries to provide ministry end up finding a new mentality or mindset to take home with them.

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