• 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 […]
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  • 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. […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • Give Me Understanding

    Have you ever just not known what to do in a circumstance? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s choosing the right job, working out those difficult relationships that just don’t make sense, or perhaps choosing the right mate, whatever the situation — if you live long enough — a time will come where you don’t […]
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  • We love people and…….Animals!!!

    Anyone who has ever been to Jamaica with ACE knows real quick that Marla and the staff love animals almost as much as people. “After all,” Marla says, “they are God’s creation too.”  Currently, ACE owns ten dogs and a cat. All are rescued and were on their last legs, so to speak. Then there […]
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  • It Takes a Village of ACE Volunteers to Build a House for Shelli Ann

    Last November, the ACE Board of Directors met for our annual Board meeting in Jamaica. During that time, ACE was notified of what we would consider a critical desperate situation happening to one of our sponsored children in the Mason Hall community. The situation was worse than expected. Everyone, including the dogs, was starving, no […]
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  • You’re Never too Old to Serve: Kermit Jones

    For those of you who get up in the morning to go to the bathroom and feel every creak in your bones popping, here’s a story that will make you stand a little bit straighter… Pastor Kermit Jones, our 82-year-old friend and neighbor, saw his wife, Gloria, graduate about a month ago to Heaven. Since […]
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  • Where is Amber These Days???

    Remember our little Amber who arrived ten years ago in Jamaica for her first mission trip with ACE? Most of you know the story: she came with her church from Ohio, wide-eyed and ready to discover God’s best for her life. Amber served in Jamaica with ACE for five years before returning to the states […]
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  • Marla’s Minute: January 2017

    Did you ever hear the sentence, “Wow, the time flies by…”. Now I know why – because it does! It’s 2017, and we are all very excited to see what God will do not only in the US but in our country here in Jamaica. As I sat watching the inaugural, the peaceful transfer of […]
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