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Projects done in Jamaica by congregations that received Mission Match® funds

Summer 2005

Congregation in Ohio repairs damages from hurricane in Jamaica   (click to open/close)

A Christian Church/Church of Christ congregation in Ohio used the money to repair damages from Hurricane Ivan to a mission organization in Jamaica. According to the church's materials with the Mission Match application, "local labor was used in this project. This has always been a mission minded church. The church has supported the Jamaican mission for more than fifty years. At the time of the application, we have had a shift in membership and attendance from an older congregation to a younger one. Missions is a new concept to these younger people. It is our desire to give them the opportunity to give to this project and to help teach them the blessings of serving others."

Spring 2005

Congregation in Indiana assists in hurricane recovery in Jamaica   (click to open/close)

A Christian Church/Church of Christ congregation in Indiana sent a team to Jamaica to help recovery from the damage of Hurricane Ivan, helping with repairs to a Christian ministry there. According to the congregation's Mission Match application materials, the goal of the church "was to make our congregation more aware of the mission in Jamaica, what they are doing and how our funds help. We also wanted to get people involved in missions by giving to missions over and above their regular tithe." In follow-up comments to Mission Match the church stated, "Mission Match has helped our congregation in their mission giving because we have highlighted specific missions and their needs. Mission Match has helped us to involve our congregation in new ways. Our church's mission giving has increased and people have taken more interest in missions in the USA and abroad."

April 2003

Congregations in Ohio and Florida join to purchase a van for missions use in Jamaica   (click to open/close)

Two Christian Church/Church of Christ congregations, one in Ohio and one in Florida, combined their efforts to use funds to pay for a new van for a mission organization in Jamaica. According to the congregations' Mission Match application materials, the organization provides leadership training, a camp program, a youth retreat, and other programs to the poorer churches in Jamaica. The ministry's old van was totaled in an accident. One church said, "This vital piece of equipment is desperately needed for the continuation of their ministry. This loss exceeds what we can provide through our normal missions giving. However, with your assistance we can make a significant contribution toward the purchase of a replacement van." A follow-up comment indicated that Mission Match "was an answered prayer. The transition of funds and the spirit in which the business was transacted was truly in Christian love."