Missionary Opportunity for Retirees in Jamaica
The Christadelphian Bible Mission Caribbean (CBMC) is appealing for an active retired couple to support our brothers and sisters in Jamaica. Short and medium-term visits are very welcome and encouraged, though a long-term missionary presence on the island is also desperately needed. This opportunity to serve will be fully funded by the CBMC.
There are about 100 brothers and sisters in Jamaica, with six active ecclesias and a number of members in isolation. Field workers are able to provide immense support to both individuals and ecclesias, building up the youth and encouraging the more mature members. In cooperation with the Christadelphian Bible Mission Jamaica and the CBMC, the role will include pastoral support of members across the island, and active preaching.
There are a variety of accommodations for missionaries across the island. These all include comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and where a kitchen isn’t available, local restaurants are. Grocery stores contain many staples and you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables from farm stands on nearly every corner. The water in the taps won’t always be hot, but a cool shower at the end of an afternoon in the tropics is tremendously refreshing! There’s a vehicle for use for those who feel comfortable driving; otherwise taxis are plentiful and a safe way to travel from place to place. The climate is tropical, generally in the 80s during the day and cooling off a little at night. Some walking will be necessary, though it isn’t generally strenuous. Round Hill can be a bit more of a challenge, but the mission flat and hall is well placed in the center of the farming community and is the hub of ecclesial life.
There are a variety of accommodations for missionaries across the island. These all include comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and where a kitchen isn’t available, local restaurants areNeeds vary depending on the ecclesia and the length of your trip. A sample schedule for a missionary couple supporting the small ecclesia in the rural community of Broughton would include teaching Sunday school and exhorting or presiding at Memorial service. During the week, you can visit members who live close by and hold weekly Bible readings on the front porch of your home. On Fridays, CYCs are held for children and older teens. A group of young women have shown interest in deeper Bible study, and there is plenty of room for community outreach. A couple hour drive will take you to the Harvey River ecclesia, where you can break bread with—and be strengthened by the faith of—this tiny group at their lampstand on the hill. A day of rest can be spent in Negril, enjoying its beautiful beach, delicious restaurants and an uplifting visit with wonderful Bro. Ray Arthurs.
If you are interested in more information regarding any aspect of support for the Jamaican Brotherhood, and especially missionary service, please contact Bro Phil Snobelen. Thank you for your continued support!
Bro. Phil Snobelen – CBMC chairman
22966 71A Ave.
Langley, British Columbia V2Y 2K1