• Food is one of the basics of life

    Who would know more about that than professional canners? With so many of our sponsored families lacking in refrigeration, preserving whole foods is a key ingredient to growth and development in children. Many of our homes simply lack electricity, and when they do have it, it’s “borrowed” from a neighbor. A few years ago, ACE […]
  • Marla’s Minute: 2018 Has Started out for ACE with a Big Bang.. or BEES!

    2018 has started out for ACE with a big BANG!! Or maybe I should refer to it as Big Bees! Besides the canning, the homes being completed, and children being sponsored, our own second-story student, Anthony (or, as he likes to be called, “Junior”) is learning to make honey for Galina and ACE… With the help […]
  • “Is that a house or a chicken coop?” Making a Difference, One Family at a Time

    Many of you will remember when ACE first began the outreach program of sponsoring children in St. Mary. These were children who simply could not attend school because of many economic challenges ranging from no uniform to wear, shoes with holes, persistent hunger and sleeping only on the floor or on a mattress shared by […]
  • We Finished with a Bang!

    We can dance, we can play, we can sing…. so the storyline goes! With a very successful Christmas party and art camp, ACE finished the year with a bang in Jamaica. Last year, if you remember, Sondra from First Christian Church from Stillwater brought her team of young adults to Jamaica and launched the first […]
  • Katie’s Korner

    The infirmary has always been one of my favorite ways that ACE is able to minister to the forgotten. We are there as a staff every week and are able to build relationships with the residents. Many of them aren’t able to communicate clearly, but we find our ways. One of the residents that I […]
  • ACE is 30!

    It’s true! American Caribbean Experience is thirty years old this year! For some of us, that’s a scary thought – when the ministry grows up, the founder grows older. Regardless of the aging process, life is very good for all of the hard workers God has used to get us to this point. We hope […]
  • Marla’s Minute: What Do You See in the Mirror?

    This month, ACE was the sponsor of a very special conference at Galina Breeze Hotel. Thanks to an organization in the U.S., led by Dr. Clark Miller, “The Man in the Mirror” came to Jamaica to encourage those who attended to seize their true purpose in being a man after God’s heart. The topics included […]
  • Christmas is coming………….

    We all know what this time of year looks like for most of the U.S., but in Jamaica, it’s pretty much the same day in and out. Until the Child Sponsorship parents started thinking about the day in December. A few years ago, ACE began asking the sponsors of our 200+ students to consider sending […]
  • Marla’s Minute: Countries Apart… Same Reality

    Today, both worlds came together in my car. The world of middle class and poverty class. You ask, “Your car?” Yes, let me explain… During the summer, we had our interns shave faces and cut hair for the men and women residents at the Infirmary. It was great, but it was time for more grooming […]
  • ACE Healthcare Happenings

    Changing lives Transforming communities ACE Healthcare is one of the four strategic areas that support the ACE Mission.  We partner with the Ministry of Health and local community heath care workers to provide primary care to St. Mary.  Katie Guy serves as the boots-on-the-ground Healthcare Coordinator, and she helps support the medical and dental teams […]