Operation Restoration takes Jamaica Broilers Employees to School

Without books, lunch, uniforms and the payment of fees, some children from vulnerable communities oftentimes ‘drop out’ of high school, thereby losing their chance to attain a good education. Without a good education, they are less likely to make a decent living as adults and as a result may engage in anti-social, destructive behaviours. HoweverContinue reading “Operation Restoration takes Jamaica Broilers Employees to School”

Successful GSAT Students Have Great Fun at Jewel Runaway Bay!

After months and weeks of intense preparations, grade 6 students in Jamaica braced and battened down for sitting one of the most feared events among primary level children and their parents, teachers and well-wishers. No, they weren’t expecting a hurricane, they were preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test, GSAT. For 2 days in March,Continue reading “Successful GSAT Students Have Great Fun at Jewel Runaway Bay!”

Husband & wife torn apart then pulled back together by God’s grace – Lisa Miller testifies

Growing up with a stepfather and not knowing my biological father led me to feel unwanted and not good enough. I found myself often trying to fit in with the rest of the family. My stepfather was very close to his family, which led to many family gatherings. I would purposely get involved in anyContinue reading “Husband & wife torn apart then pulled back together by God’s grace – Lisa Miller testifies”

An Outdoor Adventure for your Family

There is an adventure awaiting families in the hills of St. Ann. For one weekend in August, New Generation invites families to escape the commotion of their regular days and enjoy a new rhythm while immersed in God’s creation and connecting with other families. New Generation Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization which hasContinue reading “An Outdoor Adventure for your Family”

Jala, Wade & Their Quiver of 8, So Far

Jala Ridgard doesn’t look a day over 26 years or so. She is warm, youthful, practical, and generous, with a beautiful, easy smile befitting her personality. Maybe it is the love of her adoring, easy-going husband, Wade Ridgard, and the birth of her 8 biological children that keep the 36-year-old looking so young. Family andContinue reading “Jala, Wade & Their Quiver of 8, So Far”

How Junior and Trudy Tucker navigate Starting a Church, Raising a Family and Loss

Several years ago Jamaica came to know Junior Tucker as the sensational reggae crooner turned Christian artiste. Few however know that he is now an ordained Pastor who has served for over 15 years in various ministry capacities in churches in the United States and in November 2015 launched True Word and Worship Church inContinue reading “How Junior and Trudy Tucker navigate Starting a Church, Raising a Family and Loss”

Dr. Wayne Henry on Faith, Family and Fatherhood

Family and Faith Magazine had the privilege and pleasure of interviewing the erudite and affable Dr. Wayne Henry, new Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica on matters of faith, family and fatherhood. At the end of the process, we developed a new sense of admiration for this humble man of God. May HisContinue reading “Dr. Wayne Henry on Faith, Family and Fatherhood”

Sweet as ‘Kandi’ – Overachieving Principal of the Year, Wife & Mother, Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith Shares How God Orders Her Steps

When the Family and Faith Magazine team arrived at Allman Town Primary School in Kingston, we couldn’t help but notice the smart Bluetooth earpiece on Kandi-Lee’s ear, her quiet confidence and sense of assurance and grace as she walked across the schoolyard; instructing a child here, talking with a teacher there. This was no ordinaryContinue reading “Sweet as ‘Kandi’ – Overachieving Principal of the Year, Wife & Mother, Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith Shares How God Orders Her Steps”

Rescued & Redeemed into Sweet Fellowship with Jesus – Tricia-Anne Morris Testifies

When Family and Faith Magazine sat with Tricia-Anne Morris to discuss her journey, we couldn’t help but be enamored by the sweetness of her refreshed spirit and her willingness to be vulnerable for the glory of Christ. The self-proclaimed ‘Jesus Chaser’ shared openly about her past struggles and how the Lord Jesus rescued and redeemedContinue reading “Rescued & Redeemed into Sweet Fellowship with Jesus – Tricia-Anne Morris Testifies”