The 3rd Annual Britton Dennis Missionary Initiative, which is named after my son, is a mission trip to Jamaica that combines a local service project with community outreach and a time for reflection. It allows a person to experience an international mission trip that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse into another culture. This missionary trip to Jamaica provides a way for us to love and serve others.
TUESDAY, December 3 - SUNDAY December 8
6 days/5 Nights
The trip will be a lot of freelancing as opposed to a stringent schedule usually set by other missionary trips. It is extremely important for us that this trip is not stressful and very free flowing. The locals live a calm & carefree lifestyle, and we want to make sure we do the same.
(Tuesday) Day 1 - Arrival into Kingston Airport | Drive to Manchester Parish.
(Wednesday) Day 2 - Community Outreach & Service at Local Basic School & Community Church
(Thursday) Day 3 - Missionary Work @ Elementary School | Event with giveaways and prizes | Custom Shirts | Fun Day for the Children.
(Friday) Day 4 - Experience Jamaica!
(Saturday) Day 5 - Experience Jamaica
(Sunday) Day 6 - Depart Kingston Airport for those who decide to spend an extra day.
Cost: $1099 Per Person (Spaces Are Extremely Limited)
50% of this cost covers roundtrip transportation from Kingston Airport, transportation to all sites in our itinerary, lodging, breakfast each day, & other trip-related expenses.
The other 50% will go directly to the students of the school in the form of scholarships/giveaways/supplies, to assist local families in need, as well as to compensate local staff who will be assisting on this trip.
Deposit & Payments
$100 deposit secures your spot | Due before Friday April 12, 2024
$100 second payment | Due before Friday May 10, 2024
$199 3rd payment | Due before Friday June 7, 2024
After the 3rd payment, a traveler can make as many payments as they like just as long as the FULL BALANCE is satisfied by FRIDAY August 9, 2024
PLEASE DO NOT OVERPACK as transportation space is extremely limited.
Please bring light & easy to pack clothing/shoes that can easily fit in your luggage
Keep your luggage to 1 checked bag and 1 small personal item.
No expensive or pricey clothing & no white shoes as the red clay dirt in country can tarnish them.
You will be staying at Newton’s home in Jamaica in the heart of the community. You will have ample opportunities to mingle with local Jamaicans throughout the day. The accommodations are NOT luxurious but sufficient & spacious enough to accommodate all of our guests. Team members should come prepared to leave the comforts of home behind as this is not Sandals resorts.
Your safety is our #1 concern. The parish of Manchester is one of the safest parishes in Jamaica and the community of Pusey Hill is even safer. With that being said, Newton will designate trustworthy Jamaicans to monitor and watch over us while in Jamaica. While you may have heard reports about gang wars and violence in Jamaica, it is important to understand that this is because of issues in the larger cities. You will be staying in a safe, rural community.
Breakfast each day will be provided for each team member. They will either be cooked by a local chef or provided by one of the many local restaurants in the community.
Make sure to also bring Jamaica cash on hand in case you want to buy anything else that may catch your eye.
Team members with sensitive stomachs should always carry medicine such as Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, Benadryl, etc.
Bathroom & Showers
We have 2 bathrooms at my house but be prepared to take quick baths in buckets of water. Yes, this is the real Jamrock.
There are also 2 flushable toilets on site, but we also have an outside OUT-HOUSE that can be used as well. When water is low or pressure is down, team members must flush with buckets of water.
The Local Town
The destination of your trip will be in small rural community called Pusey Hill (Pew-zee Hill) in the parish of Manchester. It is about 1.5 hours ride from Kingston airport.
Team members will be sleeping on the floor and should plan to bring a blow-up mattress with light bedding. They have plenty options on Amazon.Com
Team members are responsible to cover the cost of their round-trip airfare to the Kingston airport and should make plans to arrive BEFORE 2:00 pm on the first day of the trip. Hopefully, we all can end up on the same flight. We are unable to provide transportation after that time.
A FEW NOTES
The first meal provided for you will be dinner the evening you arrive. If your team plans to arrive before lunch, you should bring cash to eat at a fast-food restaurant in Kingston airport.
Return travel should be arranged with your flight departing NO later than 12:00 pm on the last day of the selected trip.
CAN’T MAKE IT BUT WANT TO DONATE??
You can send funds directly to us via Zelle (email@example.com) or CashApp ($newton06)
Optional Donation Needs that will be donated to the School & Locals That You Can Bring:
School supplies– pens, pencils, paper, markers, folders
Belts and Socks– Boys and Girl new/gently used black or brown
Cleaning supplies– General detergents for cleaning floors, clothing, & kitchen
Sheets– Single, flat and fitted
T-shirts- New, white child size 8 thru adult medium
Underwear – New boys & girls’ undergarment
Hygiene items– Soaps, shampoo, deodorant, razors
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable. We STRONGLY suggest all travelers get traveler insurance not only to protect your trip but to have a level of security when traveling to a foreign country. The company Allianz (http://allianztravelinsurance.com) is one I would recommend. You can check them out and browse around to see if you like any options and book on your own. You would need to book the insurance within 7 days of when I sent confirmation email that trip has been book. Make sure the plan you choose with them covers Covid-19 cancellations OR one that allows you to cancel for ANY reason.