Dance, concert will benefit Jamaica missions

By on February 10, 2016

Two upcoming events will be held at Brick Gables, 800 E. Newport Road, Lititz, to benefit Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Montego Bay and Stone’s Hope, Jamaica. The events are being sponsored by a group of local businessmen, known as PA Partners for YWAM Jamaica.

The first event will be a gala held on Friday, Feb. 19. This “Jamaican Me Love You Gala” is a semi-formal event. There will be a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with hors d’ouevres and a silent auction. Dinner will start at 6:30 and will include prime rib carved by a chef, chicken marsala, and mini crab cakes. The speakers will be John and Danya Hess, who served as missionaries at YWAM Montego Bay for more than six years. Soft guitar music will be played by Drew & Ket. The cost is $80 per person ,or $550 for a table of eight. To reserve a spot, visit




The second event is a free concert on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. All ages are invited to this concert by Kevin Smith, a Jamaican reggae artist. Also invited to speak on this evening are Jared and Audra Peifer, who have been working with YWAM through an organization known as Caribbean Resource Center.

The funds raised will be used for some building projects at both bases. In Montego Bay, the Skills Training Center is currently under construction and will be used to train, mentor, teach and grow Jamaican students in valuable work and life skills. The center will also be used for literacy classes for both children and adults. In Stone’s Hope, the reconstruction of the right wing of the Great House is underway, but more funds are needed to bring it to completion. It was damaged in a hurricane more than 10 years ago. Merlene Pryce, director at Stone’s Hope, was so thankful that for the funds from last year’s event to get the project started.

“The Great House is coming along very nicely. As we dream with the Lord, we hope to see the Great House be fully restored to use it as a Retreat and Counseling Center,” Pryce said. “Thank you for dreaming with us and for helping this become a reality.”

Any questions regarding these events can be directed to Troy and Cindy Weaver at 371-0550.

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