Thanks to so many donors and volunteers, we are enjoying our Thursday night dinners in our Peace House on the ACE Campus. For years, we’ve been planning and sending pictures of what we are doing to get this building ready for a weekly dinner and discussion with Pastor Omar, our employees, and our community. Now, we are fulfilling our promise, and the ACE Legacy has come full circle. Praise God!
So many of our wonderful staff at the farm, their families, as well as our child sponsorship families, are coming Thursday nights to socialize, play games like Dominos, Go Fish, and Ludo, and enjoy our usual supper — chicken, rice and peas, slaw, and a natural drink sourced from fruits and vegetables from our farm. No one ever complains about the food because Shardae, our hotel cook, finds so many delicious ways to prepare the chicken.
An amazing couple with a heart to serve children secured ACE with a sponsorship from the Jamaica Child Evangelism Fellowship. This organization comes weekly to teach our children about how much they are loved and how important they are in God’s eyes. This is so important, since many children hardly ever hear a positive word directed at them. Thanks to the trust and relationships built through these lessons, laughter is another important and consistent element at our Peace House dinners.
Additionally, the adults who come have the opportunity to hear Pastor Omar speak. If you’ve ever attended Church On The Rock with us in Ocho Rios, you know what we mean when we say Pastor Omar has a way of filling his messages with personal stories that hit home for all of us.
This is such a huge blessing for us and our Peace House dinners, since his stories often lead to great discussions and curiosities that we’ve all heard before or have struggled with as it relates to God loving us.
We heard questions such as, “If God made us all from one couple, then why are we different colors?”, “If God loves us all, then why does He allow so many to suffer?”, and “Why did Adam get the curse when Eve made him eat the fruit?”
You can feel the Spirit of God resting at the table as we discuss hard topics like these and ask challenging questions about faith that many of us are afraid to ask.
It truly is peaceful at the Peace House, and your support has helped make these moments possible by strengthening our spiritual development impact area at ACE. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of so many people as they encounter God and learn to trust Him.
If you would like to partner with us in strengthening our spiritual development impact area through the work we are doing at the Peace House, please consider making a donation and mentioning Peace House in the Donation Comments box.
The common saying never fails — “God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!”