Alternative Winter Break – Jamaica, Day 2

First day of service in Jamaica during Alternative Winter Break.

By Lauren Noble

Photos by Jordan Waites 

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Day 2

Lauren Noble

The first day of service took place at Montego Bay New Testament Church of God. There we conducted a health screening which included blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, proper body mechanics teaching with demonstration, and nutrition teaching. We served up to seventy-five people. Overall, the population was healthy. There was the occasional high blood pressure and high blood glucose. Their good health is attributable to their fresh diet. The staple protein is fresh fish and chicken. Vegetables include callaloo, pak choi, and rice and peas. Fruits include bananas, pineapple, ackee, and grapes.

Later that day, we went back to the church to work with the youth. We opened with devotion. We presented the five pillars of health, which include: emotional, spiritual, mental, physical, and social. The youth group then examined each area and identified how the pillars fit within their lives and where they could make improvements. Afterwards, we tested their knowledge with a game of hangman. The kids really enjoyed the game and we had a lot of laughs.

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