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It was my privilege to meet with super model Vanessa Davidson on my flight from Kingston. It is strange, but wonderful, how things work out. The seat I was suppose to sit in was wet for some reason, so they had to move me to another seat on the plane. They put me in the seat next to Vanessa. What a wonderful conversation with such a beautiful lady! When I told her of some of the projects we were doing in Jamaica, she informed me that she was born in Jamaica but she now resides in New York. When I told her some of the areas we work in, she said to me she was surprised because these areas were known “dangerous areas.” She told me her grandfather had been a police officer in one of the areas that we work in and that he was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Before we got off the plane, she told me that she helped her family in Jamaica and that she was going to become a partner with our ministry. She wanted to be apart of an organization that was helping the people, like our organization is. She felt as I did, that it was not by accident that we had met on that flight. I am looking forward to working together to help feed the hungry, clothe the naked, educate and help the young people of Jamaica.

Bishop John Hardy & Rev. Jim Whittington Jamaica has suffered many setbacks in the last few months. Including floods, mudslides, and even a 4.5 earthquake. Now it is time to renew, not only the rebuilding of the island, but renewing and lifting the people’s spirit. Many lost loved ones in the flash flooding that came. One family in the church at Portmore, lost 6 members of their family, during the flash flooding. Now it is time for a revival and a renewal. We are going to minister to the people of Jamaica and assure them that God has not forsaken them and that it doesn’t rain always, and storms don’t last forever. Weeping may have endured for a night, but joy will come in the morning. We are looking forward to this being one of the highlights in our mission outreach that has been ongoing for more than 25 years in the island of Jamaica. Bishop Hardy said to me, “Rev. Jim Whittington, we need you now as never before.” And I am happy to heed the call and to be at my post of duty.

Happy Birthday to my brother Larry in Charleston, SC, 65 and still counting. We’re looking forward to an exciting week here at World Deliverance. We are preparing for our next mission trip to the Island of Jamaica. This will be our 96th trip to the island. This time, we will be under the big gospel tent in St. Thomas, Jamaica at the Yallas New Testament Church of God. Thousands will attend and it will be Heaven on Earth. If you’re in Jamaica, we’ll be looking to see you there. If you’re in another part of the world, we’ll be wishing you were there. But we desire your prayers regardless of where you are. Mark 9:23 “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

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