• 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 […]
  • The Look of an iQuest Intern

    Many of you have already met the 2017 iQuest interns at Galina Breeze this summer. For many decades now, ACE has had a program designed for young adults right out of high school through age 25 to come live and learn about leadership in a hands-on way. This year however, we were so excited to […]
  • 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 […]