The Frankfort Christian Academy (TFCA)
Day 5 (Thursday, May 17)
The final official day of mission work for team TFCA in Jamaica was full of emotions! We started our day as usual with loading the truck, and then devotions by Kenny Hogsten. From there we journey to our second elementary school where we were greeted by 140 anxious students. Our students delivered with another presentation of the three men in the fire. Our students were fascinated with how the Jamaican students answered and spoke with such discipline and respect.
After the message, we quickly changed clothes and headed back to the house sites to put the final touches on and prepare for the dedication service. After lunch, the two work teams joined forces and dedicated the homes. At each site the students had a chance to share testimony, read scripture, pray, sing, and show a Christ like love to the home owners. My words can not properly explain the motions involved in presenting a needy family a new home! Only your fellow student/child can express what joy it brought to us. They always say giving is better than receiving but for most of our team that expression took on different- truer meaning today.
Back at the house we enjoyed some Jerk Chicken and most agree it just tastes better the longer you are on the island. We also had a chance to wish Becca happy birthday with song and cake.
At the end of the day our team debriefed. We had communion together and were served the bread and the wine (juice) by Lindsay Barnes and Tim Marcum. Members had a chance to share about personal experiences they had during the week and ways their life’s had been impacted. The sense of joy shared by the team was heart warming. Tomorrow we have one more school devotion at a larger upper elementary of about 1000 students then we get a chance to play tourist in Ocho Rio and Dunns River Falls. I am sure your student will have many stories to share when we return on Saturday! Transitioning back into normal Central Ky life will be hard after just an experience. Blessings. And as they say in Jamaica- Soon Come
– Tim Marcum