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Joan Bain
Joan is a United Church member from Jamaica and has worked in Guichard, Southern Haiti, as a nurse for nearly 25 years. One current ministry is a programme for training nurse practitioners. Six recently graduated and are now stationed in rural communities. She is married to a Haitian, Allemand, and they have one daughter, Jirene. Elmslie Church and the Cayman Islands Council are fully responsible for her salary.

Gospel Growers
Started by Sam Rice a few years ago, this small mission on the south coast of Haiti supports a clinic, a Christian radio station, the training of pastors and a child sponsorship scheme. The George Town Charge currently sponsors nearly 40 children in Christian schools at $200 p.a. each. Sam moved to Haiti over 30 years ago but now oversees Gospel Growers from Pittsburg, USA.

Bresile St. Germain
Pastor Bresile is a Haitian missionary who conducts evangelism and church growth training among Haitian churches, primarily in Florida and Haiti. He is based in Miami where he lives with his wife, Marie Vita.

Walford Thompson
Walford recently retired as President of Ministries in Action to his home island of St. Vincent. He remains active in his church and community there, including helping with relief work. He also has an on-going project in Port au Prince, Haiti, building low cost houses for those who were made homeless during the recent earthquake.

Jim and Karla Smith
Caymanian missionaries, Jim and Karla, have been part of Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL for twenty years, working primarily in South East Asia. Their primary ministry is training and teaching early childhood Christian teachers who can in turn teach children to read and write so as to enable them to read the Bible. They have recently moved to a new country in SE Asia with their two six-year old grandchildren for whom they are responsible.

Wycliffe Caribbean
This is arm of WBT that oversees the ministry of Jim and Karla Smith and other Caribbean missionaries. It provides training and other support, and is headed by John Roomes.

Dan and Tina Chen
Dan and Tina live and work as ‘tentmakers’, with an Internet business, in South East Asia with their three girls and baby boy, Maggie, Mariana, Maisie, and Malachi. They seek to develop relationships through personal contacts in order to share the gospel with local people, especially among the Muslims.

Mount Olivet Boys’ Home
The United Church’s boys’ home in Manchester, Jamaica, accommodates about 30 boys between eight and eighteen who are in need of care and attention. The George Town Charge has been actively supporting the home for many years, including making several visits, and members are invited to pay ‘a dollar a day’ to help fund the feeding programme. The current director is Sonia Lowe.

Nyoman Sumaryana
This young Indonesian from Bali was converted while working on a cruise ship which visited Cayman. He felt called by God to return home to start a ministry. He and his family have established a care facility called Naomi Shelter Home to house those with various problems: underprivileged and children with special needs, people with AIDS and other outcasts of society. He has also started a church and is training to be a pastor.

Paul Borthwick
Paul has been a frequent visitor to Cayman, and spoken on several occasions at the George Town Charge mission weekend. He teaches and trains Christian leaders around the world through Development Associates International. He also teaches at a Christian college, speaks at mission conferences and, in between, writes books about missions to encourage support and involvement. He lives near Boston, USA, with his wife Christie.

The Sociedad Lucas Hospital Project
This Dominican Republic project, led by Dr. Silvia Martinez, is working with very poor children and families to bring healthcare, food, basic skills for healthier lives and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Specifically, a hospital is being built, with completion near. Our own Chuck Mobley has been actively involved, paying many trips to assist the project.

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