• Marla’s Minute: Making Moments of Play

    Summer is here, and we have started our field trips each week with the infirmary residents to the Galina Breeze Pool for physical therapy. This is always a spectacular day for everyone. I had no idea how cherished it was until recently, when we were painting the outside of the men’s ward at the Centre. […]
  • Mentoring Teachers

    This week, Dr. Marie, a Board Member for ACE, gave her time and talent to begin the basic teaching structure for our new school. Everything starts with a vision of what can happen when great minds come together.  These stickies are a picture of what the beginning of needs look like for our new school. […]
  • Boots on the ground at the Green Life Farm

      If you think farming is just a yard hobby, you haven’t been to the Green Life Farm with ACE. We are amazed at how just a few farmers from our community are able to turn a profit with scotch bonnet peppers. This month, our peppers are popping! So are the parents from child sponsorship […]

    I have learned a lot of things while being down here, but one of the main things is to embrace the Martha persona instead of Mary. In Luke 10, Jesus goes to Martha’s house where she quickly tries to do things for him, while Mary sits at his feet and talks. Martha asks Jesus to […]
  • Marla’s Minute: An iQuest Graduate’s Journey 

    Meet Mary Parker, or as she is known today as Mary Wagenblast, wife to a fantastic guy named Lee and mother of two boys under 10! I have a painting hanging in my house of Mary and fellow iQuest teammates when she served with ACE in Jamaica in 2008.  It’s a funny story about this […]

    Dawn Wheeler, aka The Child Sponsorship Whisperer For ACE this month, we wish to highlight some of the behind-the-scenes people who make ACE great in the view of our donors, volunteers and all around supporters. Dawn gets asks lots of questions all day long. We thought it would be fun to interview her as if […]
  • Marla’s Minute: The Will of God will Never Take You Where the Grace of God Won’t Protect You

    Allen and I just came from Dayton, Ohio, where we had the opportunity to share in the celebration of life of a wonderful woman with her family we consider to be our family and many friends. I mention this because, you see, we only got to meet Chris Guy during her fight with cancer, to […]
  • God Connects the Dots Every Time

    I’ve been blessed to work as the Stateside Logistics Coordinator for ACE for nearly two years, come August. Until February, every trip I’ve made to Jamaica so far has been more work-related, not with a team from beginning to end, so I was grateful to have a chance to come to the Men and Women’s Conference. […]
  • Still Going Strong after 13 Years

    This spring break was a good one for ACE. We had so many new volunteers that came with a fresh perspective of what we are all about. The last group that left us was one of our oldest, dearest partners at ACE: Mountain Lake Church. While we have so many partners that are precious to […]
  • Marla’s Minute | A Spoonful of Sugar

    My favorite movie of all time is Mary Poppins – in full color, of course! Some of you who know me might not be surprised as I love work, organization, and using wide imagination to help the “medicine go down”! As ACE grows closer to our 30th year of presence and outreach in Jamaica, it […]