****Janeen Beard from Emmanuel Community Church in Conyers, Georgia U.S.A. was Simon Branch’s first summer intern. Many people helped make her time in Jamaica a blessing including: Brother Michael and Sister Alphia Roach, Maricia and Kristoff Roach, Brother Victor and Sister Pauline Lynch, Pastor Horace and Sister Paulette Rose, The IMPACT Youth Conference Leadership Team, Members of the JEM Summer Youth Camp Team and the Discovery Bay Tabernacle Youth Fellowship.
Janeen made quite an impression on many:
“We would love to have Janeen back. She epitomizes perfectly what Christian service
and service to humanity are. A godly representative in all areas. Her attitude and
work has ministered profoundly to both old and young.”
“She fit herself into any situation where there was a need”
“She was so sweet and helpful”
“We really miss her. She worked so well with the children. Helped clean up every
Janeen’s activities included serving during the Jamaica Evangelistic Mission Youth
Camp, Vacation Bible School for St. D’Acre and Discovery Bay Tabernacles and the
Youth Department’s Conference IMPACT.
Janeen is a sophomore at Xavier University in Louisiana U.S.A. studying Theology
with a minor in Political Science. She has begun working on a clothes drive in
concert with her church to benefit one of the JEM churches. All are looking forward
to Janeen’s return to Jamaica next summer.
Simon’s Branch, Inc. Summer Intern Program gives young women and men between the ages of 18-25 the opportunity to “get their feet wet” in foreign ministry. For
several weeks in the summer, the intern will participate in a biblical study on
foreign missions, experience the culture and engages in ministry activities. Our
hope is that this experience will move the intern into ministry in other places
around the world such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Liberia.