Most of you know or have heard us mention Dawn, our Child Sponsorship Stateside Coordinator. She has worked diligently for nine years with our Jamaican staff via email and phone calls, coordinating sponsor/child relationships, home visits, and learning about the needs of the children in our program.
What’s amazing about Dawn is that you can mention a student’s name and she will know every detail about that child and his or her sponsorship. She’s a walking Child Sponsorship encyclopedia. Marla mentioned in a previous newsletter, how, even during a hospital stay, she had her computer open, keeping the sponsorship program current, without missing a beat. She has taken this role into her heart and truly makes this impact area of ACE shine.
So, we are so sad to announce that she is retiring in the next few weeks. While we know many great things await her and her husband as they plan their own adventures, we will miss her deeply. Transition is hard, but, in this case, the job is staying in the family in the best possible way — not just our ACE family but Dawn’s family!
Remember Amber, or rather Ms. Amba? She is Dawn’s niece and an integral part of ACE’s history. Seventeen years ago, she came to ACE on a short mission trip, came back as an intern, worked on our Stateside staff, then volunteered full-time with ACE in Jamaica for five years, leading the iQuest program, teams and education initiatives. Amber has seen and done just about everything ACE-related, even helped with the initial setup of the Child Sponsorship program, as she saw the needs of kids and families through her interactions at the schools, even sometimes taking a child into her home.
The Child Sponsorship program and its processes have been streamlined over the years by all who have had a hand in it, both in Jamaica and in the states. How fitting it is for Dawn to hand the baton back over to Amber, now a mom herself, well-versed in the needs of the children of St. Mary and the workings of our ACE ministry. Welcome back, Amber, and best of luck, Dawn! We love you both!
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Dawn you will be missed but we are happy to hear of your new adventures. Blessings to you and your husband.
We appreciate your love for ACE and all that you did for us and them You truly were a blessing. Thank you.
Buck and Barbara Buchanan
Dawn, thank you for all you have done. It has been a real pleasure and blessing working with you over the years. Wishing you on the best God has to offer in your retirement years ahead.
Amber, congratulations to you. I had the pleasure of working with you when you first arrived at ACE. It has been a blessing to see you grow into the Beautiful young woman you are today. Your love for God, his word and for ACE is amazing!
Dawn- what a blessing you have been to so many kids and sponsors. Enjoy your “retirement” adventures!! Thanks for all your dedication and hard work.
Dawn has always been a pleasure to work with. And she was truly a blessing to me a while back when I lost my phone at an airport between connecting flights. I left my phone in a bathroom, so the worker called the last number that had called me…it was Dawn. She called Arlene to try to get ahold of me. After a call from Arlene to and Hope to my husband, I was able to retrieve my phone before our flight took off.
Dawn was truly used by the Lord that day as being part of an answer to prayer!
Dawn, May the Lord richly bless you in your retirement!❤️
So happy to hear that Amber will be taking over for you.
Our Child Sponsorship is in good hands ❤️