For 25 years, American Caribbean Experience has been serving the people of Jamaica through education, health care, enterprise and discipleship. From teaching children to read, to pulling teeth, to financing small businesses, to training the island’s future chefs and teachers, ACE has taken every measure necessary to “love their neighbors.” While this is a story about a particular place and its people, it’s also a story about all of us: How God works through broken people and in broken places to do beautiful things.
“It takes someone who has been working with the people of Jamaica for over 25 years to accurately portray the complexity, challenges, beauty, and courage that make up this country. In the Mango Tree Gospel, Marla presents Christ and Christianity in a practical and real way while answering the question: “what can I do”. Anyone considering spending time in a third-world country really should read this book. You will gain a real sense of the incongruous lives of the people of Jamaica, while developing a real-world view of the complex issues surrounding this country. Above all you will not be disappointed.”
Dr. Marie Underwood; Ed.D., CCC/SLP | Educational Leadership & Administration, Speech-Language Pathologist, Educator
“This book is a must read for anyone considering working in a third world Country. The farming approach ACE uses is a win win for the farmer, the hotel and the local economy in general.”
Dr. Luther B. Hughes, Jr., PhD | Associate VP for Academic Affairs (retired) Professor & Department Head (retired) Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky