• Marla’s Minute: “The Goal is Soul”

    School is now in session in Jamaica. Our tailors who set up their machines in the open air and on street corners have finally gotten a breather.  ACE students look bright and cheery as they walk to school with their new book bags in their school uniforms. With 223 students sponsored by our generous donors, […]
  • You’re Never Too Old!

    … for God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 Every time our Bethel Baptist team returned from a mission trip serving with ACE, I left another part of my heart here in Jamaica.  It was after our 2014 trip that God birthed in me a desire for an extended stay.  During that next […]
  • Meet Arlene and D’Vaun

    Not to be mistaken for a couple, these two individuals are a welcome new addition to the ACE team. We’ve asked Arlene to share about her role with ACE in this newsletter (See Arlene’s article here.) It’s been a fun experience to watch Arlene fulfill many roles living at the Campus. She’s not only housemother […]
  • Pruning Roses

    If any of you love growing roses, you will know that it’s not an easy task. When you purchase the rose plant, it’s most of the time a green stick with a thorn or two sticking out. Over time, the gardener fertilizers it with special fertilizer made just for roses. If all goes well – […]
  • Gone… But Not Forgotten

    Anyone ever get a yearbook at the end of their senior year of high school? You know the ones that have at least one picture of every senior in there doing something wonderful so you have to order the book for memory’s sake? Then, just a few weeks before graduation, you receive the book, and […]
  • A Season of Loss and Change

    By: Katie Guy One thing that I have learned through this season of life is that I don’t have sole control of my life.  A lot has happened since the passing of my mom in April.  There are the usual changes and losses; like one less birthday to celebrate, Mother’s Day having a different meaning […]
  • The Unexpected Friendship…

    Many of our regular readers know that Pastor Kermit Jones lost his bride of 58 years last November. It was a shock to all of us as Gloria’s departure was sudden. Since that time, Pastor had struggled with the sudden empty space in his life. About the same time, Orlando – who has been one […]
  • Marla’s Minute: Too Tired to Sleep?

    It’s got to be that time of year for ACE. We are in our normal drought period, temperatures are well above the normally humid eighty-four degrees to the mid-nineties, and we all are walking around with very curly and frizzy hair. Our entire ACE staff smiles as we pass each other and sit silently in […]
  • A word from Beth……..

    It is a bittersweet time when I have to say goodbye – or rather “see you later” – to my Jamaican family. At the same time, I leave looking forward to the future and married life. Many of you have watched me grow up over the past few years, from my internship to now. I […]
  • Medical Students Bring us One Step Closer

    While the medical students from Wright State came to give and learn, our Jamaican community and Galina Breeze Hotel treated these future doctors with much culture and love.  These twelve students from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine came and served at seven different clinics throughout the parish of St. Mary. The service didn’t […]