Saturday, January 14, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,
Friday ended up being everything we hoped it would be. The weather was perfect, and we all had a great time bargaining in the craft market and climbing Dunns River Falls. But we came back to CCCD to a continued water outage. The team took it very well, and many of us took advantage of the showers at Dunns River just in case. So we went well over two days without running water. Did we let that stop us or put out spirits down? No way. Everyone accepted that we were indeed in a developing nation and in a very poor city where this type of thing is an everyday occurance for the people that live there. We concluded our devotions on Friday night taking communion together--the perfect way to end our time at CCCD.
This morning we said good-bye to our beloved children from CCCD and boarded vans to head to the Sunspree Holiday Inn for a day of sun and fun.
Most of the team will be traveling back to Chicago tomorrow and most will be sad to leave our beloved Jamaica. Two girls will be traveling with one of their aunts to her condo in Negril, and I will be staying in Mo Bay to attend the CCCD Board Meeting on Tuesday.
Please pray for safety for each of us as we go our separate ways tomorrow. Be sure to ask one of the Jamaica Inerim team members to see their pictures. We have lots of them and love to talk about our experiences. This will be our last email from sunny Jamaica.
In His Service, Dr. Patti Powell and the 2012 Jamaica Interim team