World Servants partners with Pastor Leroy Gordon and his wife, Marcia, who lead the Christian Community Fellowship Church in Catadupa, Jamaica. World Servants has been working with Pastor Leroy since 1990. During that time teams have built two schools and the community center, renovated classrooms around the parish, and completed many other projects. The church also runs a thriving preschool and kindergarten for children 3-5 years old.
The partnership between World Servants’ mission teams and our host community has been significant for everyone involved. Jamaicans receive encouragement, prayer, and tangible help, while people from the United States are challenged in their faith by involvement with hope-filled Jamaican believers.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
For more than a decade, World Servants has been working on several different projects in Jamaica. Our trips to Jamaica are 7 days in duration. We spend approximately 4 days in the community working on a construction project, participating in Kids’ Club (an activity similar to Vacation Bible School), and doing home visits to see first-hand what life is like in Jamaica.
TRIPS TO THIS COMMUNITY
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FOOD, LODGING, & TRAVEL
In Catadupa, the group stays at the Catadupa Fellowship Church. The great room is divided for the men and ladies. Everyone sleeps on the floor; no worries – bed mats are provided. Electrical outlets are available, but limited. Bathrooms are outhouse- style and shared by all. There are outdoor showers and/or people can bathe in the local spring, as Jamaicans do; this is the best and most exhilarating option! Bathing suits are a must.
Local cooks prepare the meals with Caribbean flare. Our cooks are trained and skilled in safely preparing food for our American teams. All food, including fruits and vegetables, are safe to eat. Most dinner dishes will consist of rice and chicken; beef and pork entrees are special exceptions. Everyone needs to come open and ready to experience local food because there is limited availability of “typical” American food in Jamaica. Bottled drinking water is provided and everyone needs to bring his or her own reusable water bottle.
Your trip includes a day off midweek. Groups will enjoy swimming, relaxing, and laying in the sun at Montego Bay, and finish the day with dinner at a local restaurant.
IS IT SAFE?
TRIP SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Trip safety is extremely important to World Servants and our host community. The community we are working and staying in is considered very safe and we do not anticipate any safety issues.
COVID-19 Safety Response
We are working diligently to address the directives of the communities we serve in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Be assured, World Servants will not hesitate to cancel or suspend a trip if appropriate.
While World Servants does not require participants to be vaccinated, some countries in which we serve may require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test in order to gain entry into the country. World Servants will work with you and your team to make sure you are aware of any travel requirements prior to trip onset.