"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my
Philippians 1:3 NLT
Our hearts are full of thanksgiving whenever we think of the many people we have been honored to partner with in ministry. Whether you have come on a short term trip and loved on the individuals God has endeared to KBM through outreaches or supported KBM with prayer and finances empowering the ministry, we lift you to our Lord, Jesus and ask for Him to pour His blessings out to you. KBM gives thanks for your involvement with the ministry!
We ask that you would continue to pray for the one that God placed on your heart when you were here. Please continue to pray for Jim & Penie as they continue to serve the Lord in Jamaica. Join us in prayer for the residents of My Father's House. We pray that their eyes stay focused on God, that they live a life honoring Him and that God would direct each one in His will for their lives.
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
As you prepare for the season of giving, KBM asks that you would consider a gift for My Father's House. There are a couple ways you can be a blessing to KBM this Christmas.
Give the gift of PROVISION - A contribution toward the resident children's educational and sustenance costs would be greatly appreciated! We realize that it is more fun to give a requested item, but food, utilities and transportation to and from school are necessities. KBM relies on your generosity to meet the needs of the children and staff at My Father's House. You can mail a check to:
P.O. Box 30010
Cincinnati, OH 45230
or on line www.jaminjamaica.com THANK YOU!
Give a gift for a specific person - The resident children and staff were asked to submit wish lists. They realize they are wishes, not promises! Our initial thought was to have them make a wish list on AMAZON or some such shopping on line store, but as you can see by reviewing their lists, some of the items may be best fulfilled with gently used items. Besides that, the internet is not working in Jamaica, so I decided to share the lists in this letter. All gifts should be mailed unwrapped to Jim & Penie who will take them to Jamaica to be wrapped and placed under the tree for Christmas morning. Please check the website www.jaminjamaica.com/wishlist.php for an updated list.
GENERAL REQUESTS -
EVERYONE - CELL phones. IF you have a smart phone that you are no longer using, if it requires a SIM card, it can be UNLOCKED and used in Jamaica.
Memory cards for the phones.
Bluetooth speaker. ( the type for the shower would be best since they are water resistant)
Game system. Maybe your family has a good one that is being replaced with a newer edition that you would like to donate. Handheld systems are on everyone lists. DS or Gameboy with games would be fantastic! Rechargeable batteries would be greatly appreciated too!
BOYS - All of our boys need soccer cleats. Men's Sizes - 10.5, 9, 9.5, 8.5.
Air Jordans -- If you have a pair of gently used gym shoes Men's Sizes - 10.5, 9,9.5, 8.5.
Watch - Men's water resistant
Clothes - sizes range BOYS 12 - 18
(specific request - Jaggers size 18, white pants & blue shirt size 18)
GIRLS - Jewelry, barrettes and other hair accessories, makeup for women and dressups
Clothes - sizes 4 & 8 little girls, small & xsmall Juniors, small, & medium Women's
(specific request - skinny jeans SM & Xsm Juniors, swim suits - all sizes)
High top Sneakers - size 7.5
Formal dresses - Jadah & Sheena have entered a Pageant - size SM & XSM
Ali - Kitchen play set & Doc McStuffins playset
Elizabeth - skinny jeans size 4 xlong
Millicent - black riding boots girls size 4
Thank you for allowing us to share these needs with you! All gifts will be appreciated!
Please ship all non-monetary gifts to Jim & Penie Koch a the address below so they can carry the gifts to Jamaica. DO NOT mail anything directly to Jamaica.
1307 Oak Run Dr.
Duncanville, TX. 75137
If you would prefer, Penie will be your personal shopper. Send a note with your contribution describing the gift to be purchased and for whom.
Many blessings to you and your family!
Jim, Penie, Donnaree, Lizzie, Millicent, Samson, Moses, Marquez, Joshua, Jadah, Sheena, Marlaina, Alianna & the KBM Board