Many of the Jamaican people are poor financially and especially spiritually. The background has left an individualistic culture, which lacks the family institution and has little regard for the poor, elderly, destitute, and weak. The work of the Apostolic Christian Church is currently working with eleven different ministry organizations around Jamaica, which provides a relational base to facilitate future work within the country.
Purpose of sending brethren to Jamaica:
- To bring glory to God by demonstrating His love to the Jamaican people in word, deed, and lifestyle. (I Jn. 3:16-18, Jn. 13:34-35) We are called to be examples of holy living in a culture that knows little of practical holiness. (Matt. 5:13-16, I Pet. 1:15-16)
- To expand upon current opportunities for brethren in the Apostolic Christian Church of America to serve in Jamaica in humility and love, (Matt. 9:35-38, 25:40; Lu. 10:2) and do good to all men as we have opportunity. (Gal. 6:10)
- To testify of the Gospel message of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12), including repentance and conversion as led by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 3:19, Eph. 2:8)