Mission Experience to Jamaica

May 26 - June 3


Get ready for an adventure. Recent participants report that there are many needs in Jamaica. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school and other just need someone to care. This is your chance to make a difference.

Join a group of volunteers and assist the Divine Word Missionaries in southeast Jamaica in their day-to-day ministries.  Activities include:

  • Building a house
  • Parish maintenance
  • Bible Study with youth
  • Other day-to-day activities

Program Goals

The goals are to expose those interested in the missionary work of the Church to the day-to-day activities of some missionaries, to learn more about the Divine Word Missionaries, and learn more about Jamaican language and culture.

Dates/Schedule

May 26 - June 3, 2019

May 26:                 Arrival and Orientation  
May 27 - June 2:  Mission Jamaica
June 3:                 Return to the States


Cost

The cost of the Mission Experience trip is approximately $1,000.

This includes air travel plus $400.  The $400 covers the cost of housing, meals and travel while the group is in Jamaica.  It also includes the cost of some supplies and materials for the housing project. Other travel is at the participant’s expense. Partial scholarships are available.

Mission Jamaica participants take a selfie with Jamaican children

Housing

During your stay in Jamaica, volunteers will stay at Holy Rosary Parish Rectory.  Accommodations are modest, but adequate.  Each volunteer will have his/her own bed, though some may be a mattress on the floor.  We ask that you bring your own sheets (full size mattress) and towels.  The parish will provide meals. Some lunches will be provided at the job site as volunteers work.  Most evenings will be spent with fellow volunteers and missionaries discussing the day’s experiences and learning more about the missionary work of the Church.

Participation Criteria

The Mission Experience trip is planned principally with Catholics in mind, but can accommodate people of other faiths under special circumstances. In addition, those wishing to participate must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a passport to travel outside the country
  • Be physically able to participate in manual labor (painting, carrying up to 40 pounds, etc)
  • Have health insurance or purchase insurance
  • Sign a liability waiver

Apply Today!

Please contact:

Mr. Len Uhal
Divine Word College Seminary
PO Box 380
Epworth, IA 52045
800-553-3321  
luhal@dwci.edu

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