John’s Blog

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Farewell to Ochie Even after a stay of five weeks in a church setting, the process of saying your farewells can be quite complicated. My farewell to the two churches that had adopted me began last Friday. The McKellas took me down to Hi-Lo Supermarket and one of Sister Sylvie's favourite [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2013
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Mountains? What mountains? If you sit and relax on our veranda in Beecher Town, up above Ocho Rios, you get a magnificent view eastwards across St Mary Parish that regularly looks like this…. But sometimes, just sometimes, out of nowhere the Blue Mountains appear and the view looks like this… [...]
Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Another Church Sunday – in praise of the old songs On 6th October I worshipped only at St Andrews United Church in Buckfield, Ocho Rios, but they kept me busy. I was on PowerPoint duty and had to get to my computer by 5am so that I could have all the [...]
Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Into the Trelawny hills Last Friday, 4th October, we set off at 7am. Two of the St Andrews United Church members were taking me far up into the yam-growing hills in the south of Trelawny Parish. You may recall, of course, that the Trelawny-reared Usain Bolt famously put his athletic prowess [...]
Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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