Mount Tabor in Jamaica

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Friar Mike Heine, a couple of friends and Friar Rick

This morning Friar Mike Heine took us and a few of the children to the Mount Tabor Retreat Centre up in the hills near Above Rocks. It’s a remote and most beautiful mountain-top property run by the Missionaries of the Poor.  This community was founded by a Jamaican priest, Fr. Richard Ho Lung to care for the poorest of the poor children. The community is quite young. The brothers we met were from Kenya, Uganda and Orissa, India.

Just below the retreat centre is a home for disabled children who have been rejected by their families. Here they have a lot of love, shelter and good food. While we were there we had an opportunity to interact with the children and to help feed them. The students from our school seemed quite shocked by the experience at first. A couple of the girls hung on to me for dear life!  In time though, they grew more comfortable and helped to feed the other children.

The brothers also have a farm on the property where they grow their own food and also raise chickens, goats, pigs and rabbits for food. There was one pig that had to be the biggest in the world. Huge! A few others had the cutest piglets 🙂

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