• A note from Dawn Wheeler, Child Sponsorship Coordinator

    Dear ACE Family; I am writing to let you know that, for a period of time, I will be stepping away from my position as ACE Stateside Child Sponsorship Coordinator.  This is necessary due to some health issues that I am currently dealing with.  If you think of me, I would appreciate your prayers. The […]
  • A Special Wellness Program comes to Jamaica

    Most of you know about the wellness side of ACE. It’s one of the four impact areas of ACE where we focus on physical wellness in our communities. This month was extra special as we had some old friends of ACE return with Buckie the Tooth Giraffe. They performed fluoride treatments in our primary schools […]
  • Big Up 30 returns Home!

    If you were around to say hello to our Jamaicans who came to the U.S.A. last month, then you will know what a wonderful time we all had those 10 days. Allen drove us from Atlanta, Sugar Hill, Knoxville, Dayton, Cincinnati, Ringgold, and back to Atlanta in a white “church bus”. It was so much […]
  • The Transitioning of a Foundational Block of ACE

    Missions have a way of changing all of us – including me. Back in the beginning, my church at the time, North Avenue Presbyterian, served a major role in getting me on the field in Jamaica. This church understands the significance of recruiting people to take a mission trip and make a difference while serving […]
  • Marla’s Minute: The Old Men’s Club

    I know that we are not supposed to have favorites when it comes to family members, but really and truly, I think that is just a myth someone made up. We all have certain people we just like or love a little more. And I guess I’m no exception. I enjoy going to the infirmary alone […]
  • Before and After

    Next time you go to the dentist, take note of the pictures that surround you in the waiting room. Last time I went, I got to watch a rotation of people with crooked, chipped, and missing teeth smile into a camera with the bottom header saying  “Before”. Then the next clip showed a picture of […]
  • What do these two Jamaicans have in common?

    What do these two Jamaicans have in common? Well, yes, they are Jamaican-born, and, yes, they live in St. Mary, but the greatest fact they have in common is a desire to see clearly. That’s right, Rasta (as they call him) checked himself into the St. Mary Infirmary a year ago. Due to an accident […]
  • We are on U.S. Soil and coming your way!

    That’s right – the Jamaicans have arrived!  Did you know that 95% of ACE employees are Jamaican Nationals? That is why we believe the success of ACE is a reality: we train, equip, and give ownership in leadership to those we serve. To celebrate ACE’s 30th anniversary and the achievements of our wonderful staff, we […]
  • Marla’s Minute: Second Story Summer School (A Big First)

    When Amanda, one of our newest board members, rolled on the ACE board this year to serve, the first thing she and her husband, Digger, requested to do was to provide Summer School for our Second Story students in the Child Sponsorship Program. I have never seen our students so excited as I did this […]
  • Edge Hill gets a new Stove….

    Special needs schools are rare in Jamaica. However, in St. Mary, there is a special needs school near the ACE campus. It’s called Edge Hill, and ACE has had a student in our Child Sponsorship Program attending school there for two years. Just the other day, we learned that the school was in need of […]