WHERE WE ARE
- Jamaica is the hub for MIWC ministries in the Caribbean region. From Kingston, our ministries connect with other Caribbean countries including Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, and Honduras.
- Jamaica is a country of approximately 3 million who speak both English and Jamaican Creole or Patwa/Patois. However, Patwa is the native, or heart, language for 90% of Jamaicans.
- Jamaican music has a strong global presence – reggae, ska and mento all originated here. These vocal and instrumental styles of music are powerful tools for cultural influence and outreach.
WHAT WE DO
The CREW 40:4 ministry – Culturally Relevant Expression of Worship – Isaiah 40:4 led by Jo-Ann Richards Goffe is MIWC’s partner in Jamaica. The joint mission is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ using native (heart) languages, indigenous music, dance, and other national arts while working tirelessly to make the Bible available in Patwa, the native language of 90% of Jamaicans.
The ministry features worship and training seminars; the development of culturally relevant music and resource material; musical event outreach to churches, schools, children’s homes, and other institutions; and community-building through live online events.
CREW 40:4 envisions vibrant and authentic communities worshiping across Jamaica and the Caribbean, seeing all of who God is in light of their own cultural identity.