Jamaica Team members for the 2012 mission trip are excited to  help meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Jamaica.

Throughout the course of the past several months, Free Will Baptist Church has been raising funds for a medical mission trip to Jamaica. This endeavor is spearheaded by Plant City resident, Dr. Brett Frazier and his wife, Angie.

The church’s college and career for the young adults of the church took their first trip to Kingston, Jamaica in June 2007. During this trip, the team was able to minister to more than 2,000 people in the poorest villages in Jamaica. The ministry evangelized to public schools, orphanages and organized street evangelism. The team distributed Bibles, candy, gospel tracts, toys, shoes and clothing during their trip. 

During the 2009 trip, the mission team set up a temporary clinic for the Jamaican people in need of medical care, where the medical team treated 160 people. They felt that meeting people’s physical needs was necessary to also meet their spiritual needs. The medical team treated many ailments, dispensed medication and vitamins and prayed with the infirmed following their evaluations. During the upcoming trip this summer, the team hopes to meet the medical needs of even more people. 

“We are partnering with Merciful Shepherd Ministries in Maypen, Jamaica. We will go to poverty stricken areas and set up medical clinics. We are planning on seeing several hundred patients and provide them with medications, clothes, shoes and health supplies,” said Frazier.

After the clinics, the team holds church services for the patients and also interacts with fun activities with the local children during the clinics. As you can imagine, a trip like this can be very expensive.

“We raise money and supplies throughout the year,” said Frazier. “We do everything from selling strawberry shortcake to having a 5K run. Our church people have been very gracious in supporting us with prayer, supplies and finances.”

 “Over the years the Lord has really blessed our mission trips and we are thankful to be a part of it,” said Frazier.

The trip this year is taking place on Thursday, June 28 -Friday, July 3. For more information, visit www.tampafreewill.com or call Angie Frazier at 436-6767.

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