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On Your Way To helping us ignite Jamaica...
Ignite International enjoys a deeply impactful partnership with the Jamaica Basketball Federation. We also have a growing relationship with the Jamaica Volleyball, Soccer and Track & Field Federations. While so many think "tropical paradise" when they picture Jamaica, we have found it is anything but. The needs are significant. Join us!
"Emanicipendence" basketball mission
July 31 to August 8, 2019
Who do we partner with in The Holy Land?
What an honor to serve in the place where we believe God become Man. Our partnerships are vast and varied, including national sport federations, nationally recognized educational and mentorship programs, athletic clubs, schools, programs focused on the empowerment of young girls and women, programs focused on youth empowerment. We walk in a place of significant uniqueness, and our varied partners, while not specifically faith-based, each is committed to impacting lives, building bridges, bringing hope and catalyzing a better tomorrow. It's our honor to stand side-by-side and walk together through the journey of empowering the next generation!
What will we be doing?
Our greatest purpose is to leverage the uniqueness of the platform we naturally have as athletes to bring hope, encouragement and relationship. We do so through sport activities such as competition and training, visits to youth centers and partnership with various NGOs, ministries, schools, organizations and other projects making a positive impact. You will be provided a specific itinerary for your trip, as well as preparation needed for effectiveness.
Where will we stay and where will we serve?
We typically stay in hotels and/ or private property that is securely gated and has strong 24-hour security onsite. Our arrangements are made directly with General Managers and/or owners of the respective hotels, properties. We have nearly 10 years of relationship with all of these people - every place we stay is like being with family!
when is our trip?
The dates for Summer 2019 to the Holy Land are TBA
how do i get started?
Upon submission of your initial documents and your $250 non-refundable deposit, you'll be invited to access a private group in which you will be provided a sample support letter so you can immediately begin fundraising, other pertinent documents and video tutorials to help prepare as we move through the timeline from sign-up to departure! You'll also be added to a private email list from which you'll be sent periodic update and relevant info to help you get ready for a successful experience!
Is it safe?
Short answer is YES! We are keenly aware that we live in a world where anything can happen anywhere. With that said, we do all that we can to be proactive for the security of our groups, including the following:
- Stay in lodging that is gated and/or has 24-hour security on duty
- Hire bus and drivers with whom we have established relationship
- You will never walk alone...period!
- Prepare before we go regarding acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, best practices, etc.
- We trust and are submitted to the advice of our partners on the ground
- We go with confidence but we are not naive - we are vigilant but not fearful
- Since 2003, we have a 100% safety and security record (by His grace and our acting in wisdom)
Hear from one who has Been There
"I was blessed with 11 days in Jamaica that held a lifetime of lessons. Traveling with Ignite has impacted my life forever by gaining a mentor and by being reminded that the Lord is at work in every corner of the planet we live on. During the trip I was shown that though I have faced trials in my life, there are people out there who are struggling far worse than I. The Lord also showed me on the trip that even in the midst of trials to not lose the smile I’ve been given, to not complain for I am highly favored, and to never doubt that the Lord won’t come forth and provide all that I need! I thank Ms.Judy for being a fantastic leader, an amazing God-fearing woman, and a lifetime friend. I pray the light continues to burn bright through the work of Ignite!!!"