JRM was birthed in 1989 when Hurricane Gilbert caused extensive damage in Jamaica. Short term work/ministry teams were organized and brought to the island to repair homes, schools, and churches. Because of the tremendous needs, teams continued to come over the next 10 years.
It was finally decided that a full time staff presence was needed to better serve the people of Jamaica. In November of 2001, Floyd and Ellen Yoder came and pioneered the work of JRM.
JRM is involved in various child/youth related ministries in Jamaica. We are approved by the Child Development Agency as a Foster Home for children 0-8 and serve small Jamaican children at the mission house.
We also send several staff volunteers to a government child care centre in Montego Bay. At the Mt. Pelier community, JRM operates a Basic School through sponsorships. JRM provides assistance to the staff at the school as needed . JRM is also involved in physical relief projects and utilizes short term work/ministry teams to accompish the community based relief efforts.