On March 10, Jamaica Missions USA successfully completed its 2019 medical and dental mission in St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Jamaica. Thanks to the generous contributions from members of Good Shepherd, and for Stephen Fiess’ Music with a Mission performance in 2018, Good Shepherd contributed over $3,000. This made it possible for us to purchase additional medicines and add a second week to the mission.
This year we had 37 volunteers participate, including Melissa and Curt Watson as well as Louise and John Stratford from Good Shepherd. While all volunteers fund their own cost for travel and accommodations, our missions are only possible through gifts for medications. This year, $12,000 was spent for pharmaceuticals and supplies.
In the two weeks, we were able to visit 15 rural clinics, treat 778 patients and distribute nearly 2,000 prescriptions. Those medications were placed in handmade bags, sewn by Bev Wolfe and her team and given to each patient.
We are so grateful for all the time, talent and treasure that members of Good Shepherd continue to provide to this mission.