Mission and Vision Statements

To show the love of Jesus Christ by providing opportunities through education, empowerment, discipleship and economic development for Jamaican and American lives to be transformed.



Won By One To Jamaica exists to glorify God and make disciples by

empowering lives.



 We feel blessed to take part in the work God is already doing in Harmons. Our ministry is about building relationships - with fellow team members, with Jamaicans, and with the Lord - and we strive to offer opportunities that allow each of those relationships to be fostered. Below are some of the serving opportunities you may take part in during your mission week as well as some of the year-round efforts by WBOTJ.

Foundation/House Construction


Mission Teams will literally build on the foundation of Teams who have come before them by building a house on top of foundations already completed. Nearly fifty 12x15 houses are built each year.


School Visits/Reading Program

WBOTJ has intentionally partnered with schools in the community to help address the issue of illiteracy by starting a one-on-one reading program called Reading Pals. In addition, team members may get to visit a local school to teach special classes like art, music, or PE. Each of these lessons incorporates a Gospel message.

Faith Walks


Team members are led by a Jamaican staff member and go out into the community to intentionally meet and visit with people they might not 
otherwise see. Through conversation, prayer, and encouragement, this time in the community allows relationships to grow and people to feel God’s love. 

Clarendon Infirmary Outreach


When regulations permit, our volunteers visit an infirmary in a neighboring Parish to encourage and love on the residents who rarely have visitors outside of our Teams. The infirmary is a public facility that cares for individuals who have physical and/or cognitive disabilities and those who have no one else to meet their basic needs. WBOTJ also employs a full-time nurse there, Wendy, who focuses on physical therapy and creative programs for the residents.



Relationship Development


Our ministry strives to build relationships with individuals in the Harmons Valley. The weekly trip itinerary has been intentionally crafted to create opportunities for making connections and strengthening relationships between Americans and Jamaicans. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with members of the community during daily serving opportunity assignments, morning devotion time, and planned evening activities.



Grace Community Fellowship


Pastor Paul Blake JNR leads Sunday worship at GCF. Out of this church, children’s and youth ministry programs have grown into weekly meetings led by WBOTJ staff. Men’s and women’s small groups also regularly meet to encourage each other, discuss Scripture, and learn more about living life with Christ. Although there are many places for Harmons residents to attend church, we hope that GCF will become a place for the community to worship together and explore the true, biblical claims of Christ.