S2 Ep 6 – Jah Works in Mysterious Ways
Cofounder Megan Smoot sits down with Stephen George, host of the Sound of Southern Charm podcast. Listen in to hear how Jah Works got it’s name, why it all started in the first place, and more.
The Importance of a Name
We are often asked what the meaning is of our name, “Jah Works”. Let’s break it down…
Trouble Practicing Gratitude? Mek it so!
At the turn of a new year, many across the globe give thanks for what they are grateful for. If you are struggling with finding gratitude today, these tips can get you started down the path.
Big Change = Discomfort + Fear, Then Trust
As we contemplated this huge change, there were many unknowns (and fear!) to contend with. How would we go about becoming a 501c3? How would we have the time to run a business and work full-time at another job? Where would the donations come from if it wasn’t from people we know?
8 Tips to Try Next Time You Travel
Sharing a few tricks we’ve learned while traveling. What are yours?
Episode 50: Jah Works
Originally posted on A Jew and A Gentile walk into a Bar . . . Mitzvah: In this installment the professor and the pastor interview the folks from Jah Works, not the band by the same name, but the 501c3 non-profit organization that connects people in the rural community of Bluefields, Jamaica with access to basic needs,…
Oh, Little Town of Bluefields
This is a guest post from one of our travelers, Cali B. When I got back from my first Jamaica trip in 2015, I spoke often of Bluefields and people would always ask me, “What is it about this little town that you love so much?!” I guess through pictures and my stories it just…
This is a guest post from one of our travelers, Cali B. One of my very fondest memories of Jamaica happened about mid-week of our trip. It was after a long day of roofing, and I remember a few of us had this ritual of sitting out on a wall overlooking the ocean— the day’s…
A Laundry List…
At our last speaking engagement to share stories about Jamaica, we also read aloud this list of “things” we were able to do, donate or accomplish during the trip. As you read through this “laundry list”, think about it as people’s lives who are touched – not just “stuff” that happened. So, for every item…
The Sabbath, Pt. 2
We entered the white-painted concrete block sanctuary and took our seats on a few rows of wooden pews under the vaulted ceiling, spotted with fans lazily circling through the air. The sound of chickens scratching and clucking drafted in through the open windows. In addition to the greeters, a mixture of parishioners had arrived early…