Dalton Laing, Gleaner Writer
The residents at the Savanna-la-Mar Infirmary will be better cared for and more comfortable as a result of a gesture by Kingdom Builders Ministry, a group of volunteers assisting the less fortunate in Westmoreland.
This outreach ministry, led by James Koch and his wife, Penie, originally from the United States, has been based in Whitehouse, Westmoreland, for 10 years now. According to James, whose nickname is Jim, Kingdom Builders Ministry is about "showing the love of God to those in need".
When Jim and his team visited the infirmary in Savanna-la-Mar last week, they took 2,000 adult diapers, 82 pillows, 50 mattresses, and acco-mpanying sheet sets.
The ministry has been in existence for 15 years, and every four years, a shipping container is brought in with supplies to assist those in need in the communities of Gully Banks, Petersville, Russia, as well as the infirmary.
With his construction knowledge, Jim carries out drain-building procedures, installation of gutters on houses, and the building of steps for elderly persons. "Any kind of service project where the Americans and Canadians can come down and be a part of helping people and showing God's love is what Kingdom Builders Ministry is about," Koch said.
In addition, the ministry is responsible for a children's home in Whitehouse known as My Father's House, where already, 30 children have been raised.