Operation Restoration Christian School
August 2019 Update
Triumph amidst Trauma
Though the violence continues we still find stories of Triumph
Above is a news feature on the gang warfare happening in Trench Town Below is what we are doing about it!
** Dear Friends
In March 2018 the parent of one of my former students pleaded with me to help rescue her son Shamar. He had left our school in 2016 but dropped out of high school and was getting caught up in the “Socks” gang on Fourth Street in Trench Town. He lives in Jones Town which is a short walk away. I decided to do something. I spoke to him and gave him a job at the school on a meager salary. It was not an easy job to get him to separate from the gang but it happened with the support of my staff especially my Secretary/Bursar Mrs Brown whose home has become his new hang out spot. For over a year he was our bearer and operated our tuck shop. This allowed him to be exposed and to grow so much.
Shamar is now on the National Youth Service Empowerment programme where he has been trained and placed in a job with a coach. Shamar is definitely one life rescued. We pray and hope he will continue rise.
Keeping our students off the streets and connected with us is a priority especially with the violence in the community. Seeing them reading is priceless. We offered them the chance to spend time playing a football game on our Xbox game system or watching movies each day. They had to read for an hour first.
Candace Williams (top left) from Emmanuel Christian Church in Walthamstov London spent a week volunteering at our summer school, which we extended to children six to seventeen in the community. She had a wonderful time and was a blessing to us all. Plan your visit soon!!
25 YEARS OF OPERATION RESTORATION
Passion Love Transformation
The love and passion that exudes from this photo is still so present in our school.
One lady following the example of her saviour Jesus Christ, made the sacrifice to come to Trench Town 25 years ago. Today, many persons are making that sacrifice as the transformation process continues.
President of our newly formed alumni association Mr. Deron Powell says that the school has made such a life changing impact on their lives that it is their burning desire “to give back.” Their main focus will be to help with the development of the school as well as assistance for needy students. They are partnering with the school to host a celebratory/fund raising event in recognition of this noteworthy milestone, where Mrs Stanley and teachers past and present will be honoured.
This celebration will be held at the Ambassador Theater in Trench Town on Friday October 4th, 2019. The community is excited about this event.
There will also be a Church Service on Sunday September 29th at Christian Life Fellowship We need your financial support 1. Finances for our 25th Anniversary Celebrations. Estimated cost US$700 2. Fans for our classrooms to keep our student cool. Cost US$400
Please consider making a donation. It will make a great impact.
From the United Kingdom
Account Number 11937197
Sort Code: 18-50-08
Reference number: VMBS account number 25723594 in the name of Operation Restoration
From the Jamaica
Bank of Nova Scotia
82-84 Half-Way Tree Road
Account Number 3398-14
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