Last month I had the privilege of working with the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica. Joining me were my youngest daughter, Rachel, my two sons-in-law, Drew and Ben, and Jason Poole’s cousin, Izzy. We spent five days caring for the many residents who live in the MOP shelters in Kingston. I’ve traveled to Jamaica numerous times over the past 15 years and each visit touches my heart tremendously as I serve and care for the poorest of the poor in the ghettos of Kingston.
During our visit, we helped to feed, bathe and care for the basic needs of the residents. But we also enjoyed dancing, singing and just sharing joy with people who have so few material things. Truly, they show us that the secret to happiness is not accumulating wealth but being grateful for what we have, especially the love of others who care.
This past year, Zanacore has been sponsoring the school tuition for Samuel, a six year old boy with Downes Syndrome who has been living in the MOP shelter for several years. I’m grateful that we have been able to make a difference in his life.
At Zanacore, serving others is core to who we are, not just for our clients, but in our local community and elsewhere. To learn more about the work of the Missionaries of the Poor, go to: www.missionariesofthepoor.org