Dispatch recently sent a group of Sioux Falls employees to Jamaica to serve for a week at CCCD (Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf).  One of our trip participants, JoAnna, shares:

How can one week change your life? But it can. I miss Jamaica already…

Coming back to the United States, I was struck by how nice our houses and roads are. Things like hot water, air conditioning, windows without bars, and the amount of clothes in my closet are more noticeable. My wedding ring feels heavy wearing it again, and our house seems unusually large. We have a dishwasher, stores for our every whim, and commercials to get us to buy more. Our American over-extravagance makes me miss the simplicity of life in Jamaica.

JoAnna captured some really beautiful moments and I would encourage you to read her daily account. Her day by day journey gives a great glimpse into what this trip is all about: serving!

The team at JDV

Working Hard on Some Demo!

Working Hard on Some Demo!

Amazing talent in the woodworking shop!

Proof of our hard work!

Proof of our hard work!

The campus view at JDV

Precious interactions...