Name of Project: Partnership effort with Pine Forge Academy Community Service Outreach and Giving Back Emphasis
Country: Barbados, West Indies
Purpose/Goals: Part of the program at Pine Forge Academy (PFA) is community service and giving back. After doing some research, staff members discovered that the Seventh-day Adventist Mother Church in Barbados, named “King Street Church” sponsors a community outreach of a weekly meal to the people of the community, serving over 60 people every Wednesday, and they are hoping to do more. Besides feeding weekly, there is a quarterly distribution of clothing in the neighborhood.
PFA Class of 2018 has been planning to go on a mission trip to Barbados, and for over two years has been raising funds for this project and all the costs that will be associated with the travel. The academy is now at the point of seeking to acquire funds for the actual mission portion of the trip and we have promised to help. The kitchen where the food is prepared is in need of renovations and upgrading. PFA plan is to upgrade the infrastructure of the entire kitchen to include the purchase of updated appliances, namely, a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator/freezer along with pots, pans, and other necessities.
In addition, the Class has received a donation of shoes and sneakers and will be distributing them as part of the mission project. MOHIM believe these improvements will expand this historic church's ability to serve their wider community and improve on their vision to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and spread the Love that the world needs.