Friends of Jamaica: A Work Update and FORO Invite

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Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions

September 2020 Update

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Jamaica Mission in Pandemic

Thank you for your steadfastness in upholding the Church’s work in Jamaica, prayerfully and with your sacrificial gifts. We pray you and family are healthy, well, and finding the blessings in these unprecedented times. Pastor Ite shepherded both Kingston area congregations and Parade Gardens Lutheran School (PGLS) through the peak of COVID-19 and continues adjusting to the joys and challenges of a new normal. By God’s grace, everyone affiliated with Lutheran Ministries in Jamaica (LMJ) was preserved from contracting the virus.
Faith and St. Andrew’s have returned to holding in-person worship and are working to rebuild their respective memberships. Both facilities installed hand sanitizer dispensers and instituted temperature checks for worshipers. Additionally, an online only Sunday evening service will begin in September to serve members island-wide. Utmost importance is given to midweek opportunities to be in the Word; Faith offers an in-person Bible study and St. Andrew’s, a virtual one. Members from both congregations joined in an outreach training seminar on August 19 and will come together again soon for a second session. Speaking of outreach, LMJ partnered with Food for the Poor on a food relief project that benefitted both church members and the community at large.
COVIID-19 interrupted PGLS’s regularly scheduled summer school, but most children attended a modified session that bridged portions of July and August. The staff is exercising caution in bringing students back to campus for the fall semester; meetings to help both new and returning families feel comfortable are ongoing. Whenever and however it begins, the 2020-2021 academic year will also usher in new uniforms and a new principal.

October 2020 FORO Invite

Enthusiastic participation in April and June, combined with an inability to gather in Omaha in September as planned, means the LMJ team is excited to announce a third – and Lord willing, final – virtual FORO. On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 9:00 am Central Time, we’ll dive into the Word, hear firsthand stories of God at work in the midst of a pandemic, and explore how the different vocations within the body of Christ fit into LMJ’s strategic goals. We’d be honored to have you at our “table,” and it’s a joy to see new faces, as well. Please prayerfully consider forwarding this email to someone you know who may benefit from a no-strings-attached introduction to LMJ or hosting a watch party with your congregation’s mission board, Elders, or church council.

RSVP for our Meeting

Fall 2020 FORO
October 17, 2020
9:00 AM Central Time

Zoom Link with Password

Meeting ID: 438 490 3698
Password: 865

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