Sorry for our tardiness in posting this update, or cell service is a bit spotty and we have had some full days, thanks for understanding!
Travel day started at 5:00am in Greensboro, where we made our way to our overfilled flight to find that we luckily all had seats. A few of us even got upgraded to First Class!! A quick trip to Charlotte and we headed for our next gate! After a layover of a couple hours, we loaded up a big A321 and headed for Jamaica, after a couple of delays... but we made in into the country and had the easiest customs and immigration process we’ve ever had coming into Jamaica! It wasn’t long before we loaded our bus and headed for Pork Pit!
Pork Pit offered us some much needed sustenance and soon, we headed for the hills on our 3 hour drive up the mountain! Daylight left us and we competed the drive on the dimly lit back roads of Jamaica, encountering a few holiday celebrations on the way. We finally arrived to JDV around 8pm, the end to a hectic travel day that started 16 hours beforehand.
We settled in and got a good nights rest for our packed day in the morning.
Day 1: Easter Sunday!
HE HAS RISEN! What a joy to celebrate this holiday in a new place with new friends and beautiful scenery! Waking up to the sights and sounds of Jamaica is always one of my favorite memories from the trip, and this morning did not disappoint. We usually wake up and get some breakfast and head to the church here on campus, but this morning we loaded up in a few busses with our friends here at JDV and made our way to St Elizabeth to a deaf crusade that JDV was helping with! There is no better way to celebrate this morning than worshiping with 200 deaf Jamaicans from all over the island! It was an amazing morning, followed up by food and a tour of a local coffee farm that helped inspire some students at CCCD to start up Deaf Can coffee, which we will get to visit on Tuesday!
We headed back to JDV to relax a little, get to see some new puppies here, and finally meet up with our team from California who were delayed a full day getting to Jamaica!
Tomorrow we start work and will visit the infirmary, but tonight is all relationship building and fun!
See you tomorrow!