Jamaica Mission Trip

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Real Estate Agent with McLeRoy Realty Associates, Inc. 209657

Wayne & I attended this mission trip along with 37 others from our church, Mountain View Baptist in Thomaston, GA.  It was our first mission trip and it was unbelievable to see, watch and learn from God.   To know that there is such a P-A-S-S-I-O-N for God in this world and to be a part of it was truly a blessing.

We were divided in teams throughout the week.  Some of the guys were mainly construction and Wayne was on that team.  They built a 12 x 12 addition to a home that was maybe a 10 x 10.  The other teams went out among the villages and invited them to come to Vacation Bible School and RUSH activities throughout the week.  We visited a handicapped orphanage, a home for abused girls and another orphanage.  During this week close to 100 people came to know the Lord and it was so AWESOME to see God move!

Wayne & Susan

Left ->Right: Susan (lady addition was built for), Wayne and village girl.

Girls Orphanage

Jodiann and myself waiting for the activities to begin at Widows Mite (home for abused girls). She clung to that Care Bear like we had given her GOLD!

I have SO many pics that were taken however one of our church members, Brett Driver, put together a video.  It SUMS UP the entire week.  I hope you enjoy watching and if you are considering doing a mission, I URGE you to go...it will impact you and others for the rest of your life!

http://www.vimeo.com/14532022

I am a licensed REALTOR® from Pike County located about 45 miles south of Atlanta and considered MetroAtlanta.  I assist buyers/sellers and strive to make the transaction as smooth as can be.  I believe that it is a TEAM EFFORT with buyer/seller, lender, attorney and myself.  Communication is the key! 

 Alicia Gibson, REALTOR®, ABR

McLeRoy Realty, Inc. 8945 US Hwy 19 Zebulon, GA 30295

770.584.1854 Cell - 770.567.3300 Fax 

www.AliciaGibsonSells.com 

Comments (6)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

What an amazing trip to take in the name of giving and to visit all those wonderful children...I'd want to take them all home! Your church is to be commended for the selfless contribution and the impact will indeed be felt for a long time! God bless you for sharing this story!

Sep 04, 2010 07:27 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Alicia how great that you got to do something like this.  Like Wanda said I too would want to take them all home.  It must really make you appreciate what you have at home and open your eyes to how hard it is in other places in the world.  How selfless of you all to give of yourselves to those in need.  Thank you for sharing!

Sep 04, 2010 11:25 AM
Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

It is so wonderful to serve the Lord, and see people come to know Christ. I have never been on any of these mission trips, but it is a wonderful thing to see. I am a Gideon and as a Gideon, I see so many opportunities right here in the mission field of America. We are probably most known for putting bibles into hotel rooms, but we do so much more than that. We pass out bibles in prisons, hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, at fairgrounds, and we have passed out bibles at some of our local High Schools on the public sidewalks when school lets out. There is always such a need, we make church presentations to try to raise money, and also make our own personal contributions to the Gideons International, to purchase bibles. Sixty percent of our contributions goes to overseas work. There is nothing better than having someone ask a reason for the hope that lives within us and being able to share the Gospel message and having that person pray to receive Jesus into their heart. That is Joy!

Sep 05, 2010 01:41 PM
Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

The Gospel is powerful. Thanks for sharing how God worked through your missons trip.

Sep 07, 2010 04:40 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Alicia,

I know you got deep satisfaction being involved in God's work. His work is the only thing that will satisfy our souls.

Sep 07, 2010 09:01 AM
Alicia Gibson
McLeRoy Realty Associates, Inc. - Zebulon, GA
Associate Broker, McLeRoy Realty Associates, Inc.

Wanda, They all were so special to us, Jodiann at the girls home, a little boy playing soccer in the video that had on boots/camo sleeveless shirt, Kmar at the handicapped home...even though some we never learned their names...God knows them.  Oh yes, the little girl in the video where Tracy was blowing bubbles...she was ABSOLUTELY beautiful.  People So HUNGRY for the word of God.

Debra, It was a special week and will FOREVER be in my heart. Yes Ma'am, we are a VERY SPOILED country and have SO MUCH to be thankful for!

Paul, Jesus has commanded us to go out and be Shepherd of men.  Every act, done in HIS NAME, is just a way of showing the world how much HE LOVES US. Wonderful week of blessings for sure!

Jason, Thanks for dropping by!  No, "THANK YOU" for taking the time to read my post.  And yes, there is POWER where God is involved...

Mike, Def not a week of vacation for sure...it was hot, it was Hot, it was HOT.  However, I can say God used 39 people to accomplish work in HIS name and yes sir, very satisfying to our souls.

Sep 07, 2010 09:54 PM